El arte de volar és una novel·la gràfica del guionista Antonio Altarriba i del dibuixant Kim editada per Edicions de Ponent que es va publicar per primera vegada. from “The Art of Flying”. by Antonio Altarriba Translated by Adrian West. Click image below to enlarge. From El arte de volar. Published by Ediciones de Ponent . El arte de volar by Antonio Altarriba, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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El arte de volar by Antonio Altarriba
The fusion between their voices continues as he describes the fall: View all 3 comments. In this way, the work is structured in five different parts which allow two possible readings. I really liked it, it’s a kind of important moment in the history of comics that now we English-speakers can experience. There are others, like allusions to Durruti, the icon of the anarchist fight during the Civil War, and the fetish of the Lead Alliance which Altarriba establishes with his three battle companions in the battle of the French Century.
But he gambled with his life joining the Republican side. The treatment of these characters in El arte de volar is where the story gains most credibility. Remember me on this computer. It’s also told as if from the perspective of his father, which is an interesting move he makes in a kind of meta-fictional way: Zaragoza goes from being the heart of the birth of the second republic and its defense 43—48to being the symbol of every capital in the hands of the Nationals.
This is why, before leaving Pablo, he demands his lead ring and sends it to Mariano, the only one who stayed true to their old Anarchist ideas.
It is a story about so. He also wrote a story about a man being accused of no one knows what … And another about a count who lived in a castle protected by absurd laws that everyone follows The density of the atmosphere in which the story is developed is made even stronger through the use of the color gray, a metaphor of the dark times without a horizon. I may not have reliable proof but it seems realistic to me. A comic that delves into the memories, whose consequences are still felt today, of an entire country and shares the ever-important message: To Altarriba, the mother of his child was nothing more than a reminder of his unhappiness.
Va sobre gente que tuvo que vender, traicionar u olvidar sus ideales para sobrevivir.
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It is a full blown masterpiece. The tons of awards it won were certainly deserved.
At the beginning he also makes the fusion of their voices palpable: In El arte de volar, Altarriba author fuses himself into his father to convert a biography into an autobiography based on an indirect testimony. The distinct losses that occur thoughout the story 61, imply the loss of the aforementioned bonds: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
For all of these qualities, this novel is on par with such classics as “To the Heart of the Storm. Their steps were ou The Art of Flying covers about a century of Spanish events. On the first level, the author is transfigured in the thoughts of this father through the supporting texts of the introduction and the first pages of the first chapter. Over time, they become one and the narrative character in the reflexive texts becomes more prominent, telling more of the pain of Altarriba son seeing what was left of his disappearing father than the actual reflections of the protagonist narrator.
It starts in during the childhood of the writer’s father in a village near Zaragoza, then moves on to Zaragoza, the establisment of the Republic, then fighting in the Spanish Civil War, France, the occupation of Germany during World War II there, and working with the French resistance. Altarriba begins describing just that generation, but as he delves into the skepticism, relativism, and pessimism of his father, his vision extends to include all of society in the description. Home Sitemap Links Legal notice Private policy.
What a captivating story, I want to applaud to the way Altariba portrayed his inner struggle with the decision he made and his never-ending fight that his own moral compass made him to fight.
Click here to sign up. This book came to me as my christmas present via Book Voyager alo Although it was easy to read in a ‘there were no big words I didn’t understand’ kinda way, my knowledge of the Spanish civil war is sadly lacking and so I found myself a bit muddled here and there, but that’s my failing not the author’s.
The author’s postface is, one last time, really heartbreaking and we empathize with him, with his telling of his father’s story. However, Maus ended up being more than just that, becoming a kind of collective memory in a story where the author also became a character in the antpnio telling the story of how his father told him about the Holocaust.
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Juntos construyen vplar historia vibrante en la que padecimientos y atrocidades no impiden que el amor y el humor ocupen un lugar importante. And these compromises will transform him, reduce him slowly to a shadow of his former self. Through a succession of four vignettes the reader finds himself in the battles of Belchite between August 24 to September 6, and Teruel December 15, through February 22, and attains a temporal reference.
He was in the battle of the Ebro and he suffered in the French concentration camps. This review is mainly for the English audience who may nothave heard of how damn good this comic is and yes there is an English version: Atre then on depression and dementia appear. I believe they can. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kim altadriba to unite the form and content in the construction of one of the most interesting comics to emerge from the last years. The same occurs with cities.