Or buy for. Hardcover, pages. Published April 1st by Jonathan Cape ( first published ). More Details Original Title. Chroniques birmanes. ISBN. Buy a cheap copy of Chroniques birmanes book by Guy Delisle. A timely and incisive portrait of a country on the tipping point After developing his acclaimed. Chroniques birmanes by Guy Delisle; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Politics and government, Description and travel, Cartoonists.

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Please try again later. One thing the book benefited from over his North Korea one is he’s much more comfortable making chroniquws of himself, especially his shortcomings, such as sticking to plans. The book is a sketched version of a daily diary – seen from the perspective of a foreigner, not getting too involved in things. Retrieved 8 February This graphic novel is really problematic for me.

In that year, the cartoonist looks after their son, Louis, and shares his daily life with us through his strips.

Apparently he and his wife spent time in North Korea. How long can this state of grace last?

Manufacturer warranty may not apply Learn more about Amazon Global Store. Jul 13, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: Meanwhile, this book doesn’t try to justify any currents and is humble enough to give me a little nostalgic, relatable and whimsical sense of humor instead.

Chroniques Birmanes

I’d recommend this to anyone who is chroniwues fan of the non-super hero graphic novel, and I’d encourage anyone who likes travelogues or finding out about different cultures to check it out. Aid workers have to determine if staying cjroniques regime favored areas only strengthens the military rule. Such a superficial worldview. His biggest fear is if he and his family were to be quarantined in Burma and wouldn’t be allowed to return home to France.

While it’s amusing to read about, in a dark comedy sort of way, it can be tiresome for people who already live in these kinds of conditions.


The attempt to insert the cyroniques and lessons learned in chroniquea work is permeating every time I try to get my hand on and they often left me a bit underwhelmed because their statement of “verified true story” while on the other side, there’s nothing much more than a person’s narrative.

They just call her “The Lady. Books by Guy Delisle. I like this book a little bit better than the one about Pyongyang.

Burma Chronicles

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The only substantial contact he ever had with the locals was with his guides provided by the government of North Korea. The fact that you take this incredible act of gallantry totally for granted. Delisle sketches the daily hardships and the fear prevailing in the country under military junta.

Since Guy is an animator, he seeks out other graphic artists whenever he visits a new country. Will surely check out his other travelogues. Burma Chronicleslike Delisle’s other graphic travelogues, features a simple drawing style and an acute attention to chroniquex. You can’t take from Guy’s observations whatever you want. Rimane che Delisle fa un uso creativo del giornalismo a fumetti, il graphic o comix journalism: Therefore, the title “Burma Chronicles” instead nirmanes “Myanmar Chronicles”.

Certain chapters are told without a single line of text, but in a series of very clear, vivid pictures. So, it was natural that a certain detachment was going to be reflected in his writing. Mar 29, Arvind rated it it was ok Shelves: I still don’t really like his attitude in certain situations.

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One can actually use this as a window into the work of the organization as well as into the country. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This one is about his almost one year’s stay in Burma in during the dictatorship regime. His wife has been sent there by Doctors Without Borders — France. In this book and the other two I’ve read, there are nice stories of him meeting cartoonists and sharing their work.


Because the government won’t allow them access to the remote Burmese citizens who need the most medical attention, and if they only operate in the capital city, then they’re essentially propping up the regime. View all 5 comments. A villager comes running up to them twice, to bring an umbrella each for them. Another fascinating aspect of the book looked at foreigners in the country and how they live.

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The book recounts Guy Delisle’s trip to the southeast Asian country which is officially recognized by the United Nations as Myanmar but that is referred to as Burma by countries that do not recognize the military junta that controls it. It could be a hard landing.

His attention to details in some of the frames is chroniaues mind boggling. I need to try other graphic novels by this author to see if i This graphic novel is really problematic for me. These people live in mini-estates with guards, and have their own clubs and compounds which are beautifully maintained.

May 01, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: The descriptions and drawings are very simple and minimal, but they did make me feel like I was there. Jan 19, Indrani Sen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I especially liked the wordless ‘tourism’ sequences of multiple small panels. This little French graphic novel reads Being a Burmese myself, I am always more than willing to lend my pair of ears to what the expatriates have to say about my country, Burma.

Delisle presents himself as a tag-along, as his wife is doing work in Myanmar with MSF.

While it took a while for me to get used to the drawings, they eventually grew on me, and by the end I was completely sold by them.