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Burma Chronicles

By Guy Delisle

A timely and incisive portrait of a country on the tipping point
 
After developing his acclaimed style of firsthand 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 this country notorious for its use of concealment and isolation as social control—where scissors-wielding censors monitor the papers, the de facto leader of the opposition has been under decade-long house arrest, insurgent-controlled regions are effectively cut off from the world, 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 heroin use in outlying regions, in this place where catastrophic mismanagement and ironhanded 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.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Southeast
  • GN Burma, Graphic Novel

Publish Date

2008

ISBN

9781897299500


Format: Book
Author: Delisle, Guy
Summary: Guy Delisle uses a graphic novel format to reflect on the experiences he had while working in a Burma--Myanmar--where his wife's career allowed him to explore Burma's rural and impoverished regions.
Title: Burma chronicles / Guy Delisle ; [translation by Helge Dascher].
Publisher Date: Montréal : Drawn and Quarterly, 2008.
Subject: Delisle, Guy -- Travel -- Burma -- Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels. Burma -- Description and travel -- Comic books, strips, etc. Burma -- Politics and government -- 1988- -- Comic books, strips, etc. Burma -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Isbn: 9781897299500 1897299508 9781770460256 (pbk.) 177046025X (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: GN Burma
Oclc: 192053218
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Bib Id: 508494

Format: Book
Author: Delisle, Guy.
Summary: Guy Delisle uses a graphic novel format to reflect on the experiences he had while working in a Burma--Myanmar--where his wife's career allowed him to explore Burma's rural and impoverished regions.
Title: Burma chronicles / Guy Delisle ; [translation by Helge Dascher].
Publisher, Date: Montréal : Drawn and Quarterly, 2008.
Description: 262 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Delisle, Guy -- Travel -- Burma -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Graphic novels.
Subjects: Burma -- Description and travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Burma -- Politics and government -- 1988- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Burma -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Other Author: Dascher, Helge, 1965-
LCCN: 2009367788
ISBN: 9781897299500
ISBN: 1897299508
ISBN: 9781770460256 (pbk.)
ISBN: 177046025X (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: GN Burma