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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Some of the physicians are stationed at remote outposts, and even though the organization is permitted to operate, getting permission to travel to and from those outposts is difficult and can be dangerous. Politics, of course, inevitably come into the mix, but when they do I felt chronisues grounded by birmanws “human” establishment that the politics had actual impact And I am glad that he seems to have grown as a writer and as a person as well.

His point of view as a stranded foreigner and a purpose to be there and observe also babysit his son is very selective and cut-short, opened for interpretation and various judgements, plus even the politics couldn’t be more sarcastic but truly humorous.

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Delisle sketches the daily hardships and the fear prevailing in the country under military junta. He uses this time to do his cartooning, explore the city and get to know the culture a bit more. You can’t take from Guy’s observations whatever you chroniaues. Guy Delisle’s Burma book is definitely recommended. Just a moment while chronques sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Feb 15, Marc Weidenbaum added it Shelves: But here the usefulness of having an artist making the trip is apparent. I don’t know man. It’s functionally served its own purpose. Delisle presents himself as a tag-along, as his wife is doing work in Myanmar with MSF. 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.


Showing of 3 reviews. One thing the book benefited from over his North Korea one is he’s much more comfortable making fun of himself, especially his shortcomings, such as sticking to plans. I have read exactly two graphic novels so far -Persepolis and this. Books by Guy Delisle. Jul 04, Brendon Schrodinger rated it really liked it Shelves: I like this book a little bit better than the one about Pyongyang.

Someone who speaks English is found to interpret. His depiction of everyday Burmese life, from the morning jaunts by the monks seeking bir,anes, to the frequent power outage, government censorship, government corruption and nepotism, expat life, developing local friends and Burmese culture.

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The attempt to insert the judgements and lessons learned in the 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. Wish he visits India and writes this kind of a fun travelogue: I completely understand that he is always trying to make a little joke here and a little joke there, to make the comic book more engaging birmanex, but these jokes are invariably full of sarcasm directed at the locals, and very often patronizing, the type of jokes that an immature teenager might crack when confronted with the same situations.

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Dec 11, Archit Ojha rated it liked it Shelves: This graphic travelogue, apart from the content, doesn’t change his perception and charms.


They just call her “The Lady. Dec 21, Kaung Myat Han rated it really liked it Shelves: No, this isn’t some eyewitness account of the atrocities committed by a totalitarian state. Toward the end of their stay in Burma, Guy attends a meditation retreat at a temple and tries to focus his awareness: Some are better than others.

See Burmese chronicles for the royal chronicles of Burma Myanmar. A Journey in North Korea. This one is about his almost one year’s stay in Burma in during the dictatorship regime.

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The short “chapters” every few pages are confusing at times, though. 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. Views Read Edit View history. Delisle has illustrated nearly everything – his day to day adventures, some isolated incidents, little surprises From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Just like in Pyongyang, I really appreciate the detail in his illustrations.

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Whereas in Burma Chronicleshe stayed for a year with his wife and kid and really made some good local friends. Originally written in French, the book was translated into English by Helge Dascher and published by Drawn and Chroniquds in Therefore, the title “Burma Chronicles” instead of “Myanmar Chronicles”.

Nov 28, Farhana rated it liked it Shelves: Fortunately, there was no outbreak during their visit.

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