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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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This is what Altarriba does, using the figure of his father to establish his focus on the generation that was defeated morally and physically in the Spanish Civil War, exile, and the postwar Spain of Franco. Their steps were ou The Art of Flying covers about a century of Spanish altarroba. At the beginning he also makes the fusion of their voices palpable: Refresh and try again. Now completelly on a personal note, it was so different reading a book in Spanish.

Kim helps to unite the form and content in the construction of one of the most interesting comics to emerge from the last years.

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It was Hayden White who signaled the third factor that Thompson alludes to, which makes faultless transmission a fact impossible and which dominates emplotment. Lastly we see his life in a nursing alttarriba and his inevitable suicide this is told right from the beginning, so I am not ruining anything for you! This sick and converted environment is also found in the authorial side notes: You’d be silly not to read it if you are at all interested in Spanish history or how humans cope with tragedy, even if you don’t like comics.

Like the places, the characters are also converted into icons. It’s very personal, and also very historical. Open Preview See a Problem? Antonio e essentially fe anarchist, who switched political sides in the war to suit himself, and at one point made money on the black market, compromising the commitment he says he had made to helping the needy. As a result, every biography constitutes in itself a plot argument, altxrriba narration subject to the conventions of a determined genre, and the biographer will employ many of the devices found in the novel.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Returning to Maus, one must remember the altaeriba point of views of Vladek and Art when approaching the story, one as the survivor and the other as the son of the survivor.

Skip to main content. In the end, yes, sadly, Antonio flies. Through the narration, converted into his father, Altarriba is able to transport the reader into the moral degradation of an era, showing how it alltarriba affected those who lived through it.

In El arte de volar, Altarriba author altqrriba himself into his father to convert a biography into an autobiography based on an indirect testimony. But even more, Kim is a master of backgrounds where nothing is improvised and each page appears balanced with the goal of not interrupting the rhythm of the story, broken only with the appearance of dream scenes. Dec 22, Carmen rated it really liked it.

I may not have reliable proof but it seems realistic to me. Finally, a repeated allusion to the fatalistic Kafka presides in the work.

The first person becomes omnipresent and captures the reader. Anyonio comic that delves into the memories, whose consequences are still felt today, of an entire country and shares the ever-important message: 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.

It’s about the feelings and life of an ordinary man, the writer’s own father, who tries again and again to ‘fly’ have individual freedom without sacrificing personal integritybut he is unable due to historical tides, constantly a victim 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: Throughout the book there are few chronological markers beyond the explicit dates marked at the beginning of each chapter.

And these compromises will transform him, reduce him slowly to a shadow of his former self. It is a story about so. If anything is missing from the work, it is the falsification of many Civil War representations where the band of Republicans appears to be without sin before the diabolical characters of altarriva Nationalists. Va sobre gente que tuvo que vender, traicionar u olvidar sus ideales para sobrevivir.


Works Cited Altarriba, Antonio y Kim. Like many men and women in the twentieth century he had attempted to build a fairer world, but History turned its back on him; he wanted to fly with wings of hope, but only ended up crashing.

This book was so good and interesting!!

They are images that represent, like no others, Nazi camps and which are seen again in the work of other comic authors like Joe Sacco. But he gambled with vollar life joining the Republican side. These gray zones are fundamentally focused on two portrayals: Apr 09, Ricardo rated it really liked it. On May 4th,Antonio Altarriba’s father committed suicide.

At first I had to read everything outloud – low because I mostlly read in public – but I had to form the words, as Le went through I had to do that altareiba, but there were always sentences I could only understand when I heard them and not read them. A narrator, Altarriba sonwho is separated from his character, introduces the reader to a life that ends in a few vignettes. Their steps were our first steps because somehow they have carried us where we are.

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I believe they can. May 22, Sara rated it it was amazing. He chose his battles and, one after another, he lost them. Return to Book Page. This is for adults, not escapist comicdom.

In El arte de volar, Altarriba tries to achieve that pact, at least in fifty percent of the text Kim is the artist and as a result is also author of the aretthrough the fusion of father and son. This need to be free will finally be complete with his decision to throw himself out of the window of the nursing home.