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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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And these compromises will transform him, reduce him slowly to a shadow of his former self. As for the authority and truth in El arte altarirba volar there are two points to highlight. For all of these qualities, this novel is on par with such classics as “To the Heart of the Storm. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

He was in the battle of the Ebro and he suffered in altargiba French concentration camps. Dec 11, Lahierbaroja rated it it was amazing. May 02, Ignacio rated it really liked it. 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: 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 of various sorts of corruption, lies and betrayal.


I speak much Spanish, to be clear; I am just acknowledging that the language is often antoonio beautiful, for which I have to credit, in part, the translator.

The fusion between their voices continues as he describes the fall: However, the ghost of the Franco dictatorship will always be present in its three manifestations: So ended a life marked by failure and frustration. 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 Want to Read saving….

Apr 09, Ricardo rated it really liked it. At the beginning he also makes the fusion of their voices palpable: Altarriba y KimAs for France, one must contrast two vplar 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.

Books by Antonio Altarriba. Kim provides the images, and dw they create a vibrant story in which all the suffering and atrocities fail to prevent love and laughter from having their place as well. The same occurs with cities.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Thompson91 1 Thompson asks why some authors who lived through the Civil War have opted to write autobiographical novels instead of autobiographies whose explicit pact with the reader offers more credibility and authority in ed narration.

Now completelly on a personal note, it was This book was so good and interesting!!


El arte de volar

The online guide of titles from Spanish publishers and literary agents with rights for translation in the UK. This need to be free will finally be complete with his decision to throw himself out of the window of the nursing home. It is also not a coincidence that Altarrlba, the exiled intellectual who shared field work with Altarriba in the first months in France, reads Kafka.

Here the characters are constantly evolving altartiba a result of their experiences, beginning with the main character.

New Spanish Books UK. He chose his battles and, one after another, he lost them.

from “The Art of Flying” – Words Without Borders

The characters are both attaching and despicable for their cowardice and weaknesses — which make them all the more human. It’s the heartbreaking story of the writer’s father, but it’s a little bit everybody’s because as father and son melt in one same person, all of us are who we are because of our families and their history. aotarriba

His strict parents, bad Depression-era jobs, Franco-era fascistic repression, a bad marriage, and so on. Tuve que enterrar la dignidad y los ideales. A comic that delves into the memories, whose consequences are still felt today, of an entire country and shares the ever-important message: