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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He stayed in Pyongyang for only 2 months and his social circle consisted only of other foreigners like him. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Chroniques Birmanes is a Canadian graphic novel written and illustrated by Guy Delisle. The New Yorkerin a short review, praised chrooniques book’s simple and lively art style and noted Delisle’s keen observation of the unexpected.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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.

Chroniques birmanes

These books are hard to find, but worth the trouble. Some of the physicians biramnes stationed at remote outposts, and even though the organization is permitted vhroniques operate, getting permission to travel to and from those outposts is difficult and can be dangerous.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s functionally served its own purpose. No, this isn’t some eyewitness account of the atrocities committed by a totalitarian state. I learned a lot about the situation in Burma as well.

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. Apparently he and his wife spent time in Vhroniques Korea.


They also bring their young child. Guy takes Louis on frequent walks around the neighborhood in his stroller and interacts with local people in Burma. Jan 26, Nada Elfeituri rated it liked it Shelves: I love Guy Delisle’s Parenting book.

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 Delisle has illustrated nearly everything – his day to day adventures, some isolated incidents, little surprises The baby opened a lot of doors for him and the book is a real pleasure.

But for me author tends to be little bit xenophobic when it comes to people who live in Burma. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I like this book a little bit better than the one about Pyongyang. I found it revealing when he said that before leaving, he knew clearly that the corporations like Total were the BAD guys, and the ONG workers the good guys.

Open Preview See a Problem? The distinctly non-judgemental humorous tone and superb sketches helped tremendously. 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 th Delisle presents himself as a tag-along, as his wife is doing work in Myanmar with MSF.

Burma Chronicles Cover of the English-language edition.

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The only substantial contact he ever had with the locals was with his guides provided by the government of North Korea. All of Delisle’s graphic memoirs are interesting. He is a stay at home dad, working on his cartoon books including this graphic presentation of his stay in Burma.

Charming story about life in Burma, one of the most isolated countries on Earth. His drawings are stronger, as well, just owing to his having improved over time. Guy Delisle’s travelogue comics are interesting.


One person found this helpful. It is a simple yet rich account of life in Burma, especially in Yangon but also about Bagan, Lake Inle, monks and generals, Burmese and expatriates. Brimanes a bit difficult to get hands on the ones I cherish.

My favorite moment is when he successfully avoids getting soaked during the water festival but let’s an old women spill a bowl of water onto his back, anyway. As a person who works in an INGO, it gave me better insight into the hardship and struggle faced by those working in humanitarian programs who try to work in an atmosphere that feels so foreign.

Ma sempre divertenti acute e interessanti. Delisle sketches the daily hardships and the fear prevailing in the country under military junta. Jan 11, Gorab Jain rated it really liked it Shelves: Customers who bought this item also bought. With a lot of information and visuals to absorb, it took me three weeks to actually get this book read thoroughly and I’m happy picking it up at least. Chronjques still don’t really like his attitude in certain situations.

Delisle is obviously curious about the society, and explores both politics, culture, daily life and religion. 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.

You know what’s ‘weird’ Delisle?