Burma Chronicles

Delisle, Guy (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Burma Chronicles

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After developing his acclaimed style of first-hand reporting with his bestselling graphic novels Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea and Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China, Guy Delisle is back with The Burma Chronicles. In a country notorious for its use of concealment and isolation as social control-where scissor-wielding censors monitor the papers, the leader of the opposition has been under decade-long house arrest, and rumor is the most reliable source of current information-he turns his gaze to the everyday for a sense of the big picture.Delisle's deft and recognizable renderings take note of almsgiving rituals, daylong power outages, and rampant heroine use in outlying regions, in this place where catastrophic mismanagement and iron-handed rule come up against profound resilience of spirit, expatriate life ambles along, and nongovernmental organizations struggle with the risk of co-option by the military junta. The Burma Chronicles is drawn with a minimal line, and interspersed with wordless vignettes and moments of Delisle's distinctive slapstick humor.
Authors: Delisle, Guy
Title: Burma chronicles
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2008
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Guy Delisle
ISBN: 9781897299500
Branch Call Number: GN 959.1053 DELISLE 2008
Subject Headings: Delisle, Guy Travel Burma Comic books, strips, etc Burma Description and travel Comic books, strips, etc Burma Social conditions Comic books, strips, etc Burma Politics and government 1988- Comic books, strips, etc Burma Comic books, strips, etc
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A travelogue about Delisle's time spent in Burma with his young son, Louis, and his wife, Nadège, an administrator for Médecins Sans Frontièr. It is drawn with Guy Delisle's minimal line, interspersed with wordless vignettes and moments of his distinctive slapstick humor.

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Jul 30, 2013
  • Mark_Daly rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Readers familiar with DeLisle's previous graphic dispatches from North Korea and China will be pleased to learn that he spent a much longer period in Burma, had much greater freedom of movement, and was buoyed by his new domestic role as a working-at-home father. What emerges from his stay is a longer, wider-ranging, but largely home-based travel journal. DeLisle candidly documents the stark political realities of life under the country's military regime, while still maintaining his trademark focus on the bemusing quotidian details of expatriate life.

Feb 18, 2011
  • PaMarchand rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Short 'skits' or annecdotes of Guy Delisle's time in Burma/Myanmar. Anyone who has ventured outside of the "first world" can sympathize. Laughed out loud on multiple occasions!


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