Burma Chronicles

Delisle, Guy

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Burma Chronicles
From the author of PYONGYANG: A JOURNEY IN NORTH KOREA, SHENZHEN: A TRAVELOGUE FROM CHINA, IS BURMA CHRONICLES, an informative look at a country that uses concealment and isolation as social control. It is drawn with Delisle's minimal line while interspersed with wordless vignettes and moments of his distinctive slapstick humor.

Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2008
ISBN: 177046025X
Branch Call Number: GN 959.1053 DELISLE 2008
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly ill. ;,22 cm


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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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