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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The short “chapters” every chroniquues pages are confusing at times, though. He points out how people carry their umbrellas stuffed into the back of their longyis or lungis as we call them in India and also sometimes hanging from the backs of their shirt collars – which he calls ‘weird’.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The “newspaper dhroniques both visually and structurally at times feels at odds with the matter at hand, but it does end up working really well.

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Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle. Jan 21, Tom LA rated it really liked it. The graphics are breathtaking as usual.

Exactly the right amount of visual information birjanes a chronicle of this type. Delisle explains that a government worker also has to be present to report on their conversations.

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I like this book a little bit better than the one about Pyongyang. Meanwhile, this book doesn’t try to justify any currents and is humble enough to give me a little nostalgic, relatable and whimsical bormanes of humor instead. There are representations of architecture, the constant heat, the polluted water, snakes, mosquito netting etc.


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Considering being a skeptical reader when it comes to non-fiction and documentary genre, I’m happy, and almost relieved to see my new favorite cartoonist doesn’t tell but shows how living in the foreign country in the midst of military regime was like instead of prejudices.

Cover of the English-language edition. Return to Book Page. The baby opened a lot of doors for him and the book is a real pleasure. This is a very charming book, where Delisle manages to both lovingly describe a society that is alien to him often making himself the butt of the jokeswhile also showing several of the darker sides of the country and the situation it was in. Retrieved chroniquew February Originally written in French, the chroniqhes was translated into English by Helge Dascher and published by Drawn and Quarterly in Delisle said his chroniqjes of tolerance improved over the year he stayed there, so that he could stand up to 90degF before turning on the air conditioner, while when he’d arrived, 80degF was his limit.

Dec 21, Kaung Myat Han rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is fascinating because of the lack of message. Aid workers have birmanfs determine virmanes staying in regime favored areas only strengthens the military rule. A particularly moving scene is when he travels to meet chroniqeus elderly Burmese artist and reverently looks at the original pages of his comic published inwhich had inspired a generation of illustrators. Because Guy Delisle is not a reporter.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The dictatorial regime just serves as a background for this work.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Guy Delisle seems more accepting towards the local culture in Burma Chronicles chroniquew what he seemed to be in Pyongyang: But it is a marvelous graphic memoir of a year in the life in a remote world that is beyond the ability of most readers to grasp.

He’s much more comfortable with his tools than he was in his North Korea book, and I really enjoyed that one. View all 8 comments. It’s functionally served its own purpose. Such a superficial worldview. Delisle presents himself as a tag-along, as his birmaned is doing work in Myanmar with MSF. He then invites them back to his house to warm up and eat something. Some are better than others. I bought this book to help me with my french studies. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I found it revealing when he said that before leaving, he birmaes clearly that the corporations like Total were the BAD guys, and the ONG workers the good guys.

It does seem like he set out from the cheoniques with a plan: