Burma Chronicles is the most enlightening and insightful book about life under the country’s brutal dictatorship in years, says Rory MacLean. Guy Delisle’s newest travelogue revolves around a year spent in Burma (also known as Myanmar) with his wife and son. Burma is notorious for. DeLisle’s (Pyongyang) latest exploration of Asian life is probably the best possible argument against the ruling junta in the embattled (and now.

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Some focus on the absurd decisions of the repressive dictatorship, but most of the book is a look at the daily life of the people. Refresh and try again. Some are better than others.

Apparently he and his wife spent time in Byrma Korea.

Rory MacLean reviews Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle | Travel | The Guardian

He is a cartoonist and has written this book as such and it should be read chronixles that in mind. His latest book Magic Bus: Will surely check out his other travelogues.

Since the demise of Classics Illustrated inand the commercial success of populist comic books and their cinematic super heroes, I’ve been suspicious of contemporary graphic storytellers.

This is a very charming book, where Delisle manages to both lovingly describe gky society that is alien to him often making himself the butt of the delixlewhile also showing several of the darker sides of the country and the situation it was in. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Qualities – well, first of all, I love the comic format as a medium.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Retrieved 8 February We’re under dictatorship here.

Reading: Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

Feb 12, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy rated it it was chrknicles Shelves: There are representations of architecture, the constant heat, the polluted water, snakes, mosquito netting etc. The descriptions and drawings are very simple and minimal, but they did make me feel like I was there. Mar 26, Bogdan rated it really liked it.


Recommended to graphic novel readers.

Delisle has illustrated nearly everything – his day to day adventures, some isolated incidents, little surprises Rimane che Delisle fa un uso creativo del giornalismo a fumetti, il graphic o comix journalism: Dec 21, Kaung Myat Han rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Yes I already knew him from his other works, but damn, the guy is so hard to like.

Oct 22, Ankita rated it really liked it. Politics, of course, inevitably come into the mix, but when they do I felt so grounded by the “human” establishment that the politics had actual impact. Oct 03, Veeral rated it really liked it Shelves: The graphics are breathtaking as usual. It feels like he’s constantly comparing things to life in Europe. The material is presented in vignettes. They just call her “The Lady. Not Batman or the Beano which were too parochial for my taste — i.

The “newspaper funnies”-style both visually and structurally at times feels at odds with the matter at hand, but it does end up working really well.

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

In those days an inspirational American publisher named Albert Kanter produced a series called Classics Illustrated.

With cool illustrations, quirky and satirical humor targeting the military regime this book was published inprior to the release of the democracy beacon, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all the little annoying things such as frequent electricity black-outs and even the hot weather of Yangon etc, ‘Burma Chronicles’ is an amazing read which will delight you even though it’s not about delightful pleasant stuffs as you will learn about the brutal and oppressive activities of the military regime.

You could get a sense that he is a very good story-telling and has keen eyes for a good observer. Wish he visits India and writes this kind of a fun travelogue: Review Text “This book is more fun than most holidays and more enlightening than a hundred blogs by self-appointed experience censors” show more. No attempt to understand their POV or how they felt about things.


Burma Chronicles

A few pages later, Delisle and the other white guy are stuck under a tree in a rural area, stranded in the rains. 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, chronifles for interpretation and various judgements, plus even the politics couldn’t be more sarcastic but truly humorous.

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In this book and the other two I’ve read, there are nice stories of him meeting cartoonists and sharing their work. His wife has been sent there by Doctors Without Borders — France. In all this, Delilsle fails to note the selfless compassion shown by a man who at least once walked back to his home without an umbrella to help out two grown men who were incapable of making their way through the same rain.

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. 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.

He is a stay at home dad, working on his cartoon books including this graphic presentation of his stay in Burma. Secondly, have read a bit about Burma in Theroux and Pico Iyer’s travelogues and felt they were better.

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