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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DeLisle, considering the area he was living in, could have spent this entire book rightfully decrying a horrible and violent government, but instead choose to focus on daily life, the heat, the locals love for his cute baby, the rains, and a hundred bitmanes aspects of simple human life.

He is a stay at home dad, working on his cartoon books including this graphic presentation of his stay in Burma.

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Edith Mirante of The Irrawaddy was more critical of the book, calling Delisle’s grasp on Burmese politics “literally sketchy” and saying that Delisle lacked “the black and white bravura of other graphic storytellers such as Marjane Satrapi Guy Delisle seems more accepting chroiques the local culture blrmanes Burma Chronicles than what he seemed to be in Pyongyang: Cover of the English-language edition.

One can actually use this as a window into the work of the organization as well as into the country. Feb 12, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy rated it it was ok Shelves: And I am glad that he seems to have grown as a writer and as a person as well.

No idea how much of it really portrays Burma in true light. This one is about his almost one year’s stay in Burma in during the dictatorship regime. In that year, the cartoonist looks after their son, Louis, and shares his daily life with us through his strips.


They also bring their young child. Sadly, the political situation changes and the government makes it more difficult for foreign nonprofit agencies to work there. While his wife makes trips into the less populated and underprivileged areas of the country, Guy is left back in the city with his very young son and too much time on his hands. I really enjoyed this work and I’m going to seek out his others.

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Trivia About Burma Chronicles. The year long stay is presented through short stories, usually between one and four pages, showing either a specific event that happens, or his impression of an element of the local culture. The New Yorkerin a short review, praised the book’s simple and lively art style and noted Delisle’s keen observation of the unexpected.

Lots of insight on Burma culture and many cultural shocks from an obliterated country! He’s able to capture a moment in just a few lines of ink.

Delisle said his level of tolerance improved over the year he stayed there, so that he could stand up to 90degF chrniques turning on the air conditioner, while when he’d arrived, 80degF was his limit. I still don’t really like his attitude in certain situations.

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Delisle has illustrated nearly everything – his day to day adventures, some isolated incidents, little surprises Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This graphic travelogue, apart from the content, doesn’t change his perception and charms. Showing of 3 reviews. Views Read Edit View history.


Oct 03, Veeral rated it really liked it Shelves: Guy Delisle’s travelogue comics are interesting. A Journey in North Korea. 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.

This graphic novel is similar to his other travelogues I’ve read, Pyongyang and Jerusalemin that he draws his day-to-day life and his experiences in the region. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing French-language text.

The short “chapters” every few pages are confusing at times, though. Secondly, have read a bit about Burma in Theroux and Pico Iyer’s travelogues and felt they were better. It feels like he’s constantly comparing things to life in Europe. View all 3 comments. In fact, looking at the drawings in Delisle’s crude but moderately effective styleit is clear that their host bimranes used an umbrella himself.

Burma Chronicles

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The BD format along with Delisle’s colloquial writing style make this book easy to digest. But because that’s not how they do it back in Canafrancadapolis, it’s ‘weird’.

Jul 13, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: Certain chapters are told without a single line of text, but in a series of very clear, vivid pictures. Meanwhile, this book doesn’t try to justify any currents and is humble enough to give me a bir,anes nostalgic, relatable and whimsical sense of humor instead.