(PDF FREE) [Chroniues de Jérusalem] author Guy Delisle

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  • Chroniues de Jérusalem
  • Guy Delisle
  • French
  • 06 December 2018
  • 9782756025698

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Free download Chroniues de Jérusalem 107 Animée par les passions et les conflits depuis près de 4000 ans Audétour d’une ruelle à la sortie d’un lieu saint à la terrasse. This is an appropriate time to take another look at Jerusalem and Guy Delisle s book can explain to you the in and outs of what US President Trump is seeing while he is visitingGuy Delisle is a graphic artist who accompanies his wife a M decins Sans Fronti res physician to hotspots around the world While in the past he has been able to work as an artist while overseas on assignment every posting is different and the one in Jerusalem did not lend itself as easily to sketching outside teaching in universities giving shows on his work and concentrating on finishing his drawings in a systematic wayThe very thing that makes Delisle effective in his role as graphic artist and stay at home husband and dad also makes him a frustrating on the ground observer He is almost resolutely non partisan and non political When bombs start to fly in Operation Cast Lead over the holiday period Dec 27 2008 January 16 2009 he tells what he heard from his position at home but he wasn t interested in being an observer He also wasn t interested in interviewing settlers in Hebron when he was asked to do graphic reportage there By the end however I could see the value in his distanced uninvolved view He drew what he observed without much editorializing He drew the extreme care some security guards took in checkpoint and airport security work the difficulties Palestinians had in getting around working living and planning for the future he drew the wall and the odd situation of Palestinians being pushed of their homes by settlers in the West Bank The denial from the Israeli state sounds like the US finding ways around giving African Americans voting rights or rights to decent education Delisle saw the sights Jerusalem had to offer always on the lookout for interesting or peaceful places to bring his wife and children or somewhere he could work uninterrupted Eight months into a twelve month tour the pastor of a Lutheran church Augusta Victoria on the Mount of Olives offered Delisle a room in which to work It was uiet and the only distractions were Delisle s own thoughts and a large organ which sent vibrations through his space He found that he d accustomed himself to grabbing the in between moments in his hectic daily life and the peacefulness of the church paradoxically made it difficult for him to complete his projects Delisle spent many frames drawing the wall It s graphically interesting he would explain The wall through Jerusalem cut Palestinians off in some cases from their school from their work from their own land What I particularly liked was his dividing the chapters by months of the year Some months had considerable drama but others reflected his dawning understanding about the situation and his learning to make up his own mind about what might be excusable behavior and what seemed like taking advantage Throughout the black and white book a map of Israel with the West Bank and Gaza drawn in chartreuse served to remind Delisle and readers that the amount of space allocated to Palestinians in Israel is very small and Israeli settlers are pushing them away even still The violent tactics and language the settlers use the virulent criticism heaped upon the government and activists by the press can be shocking to those of us who are not used to such extreme positions The vast majority of Israelis vigorously disapprove of the extreme behavior of the Hebron settlers It is hard not to respond with derision to statements like these and it is hard to see that restraint is working to underline the urgency of the situation for PalestiniansThe currents of daily life are portrayed effectively by the end of this thick graphic novel 336 pages and Delisle s tone and lack of interest serve his purposes well Despite his occasional missteps when discussing Hasidic Jews for instance his intentional ignorance gives us and him the opportunity to look at the situation anewI ended up ordering Delisle s Pyongyang A Journey in North Korea series and also his book Burma Chronicles He has another called Hostage which debuted in English in 2017 translated from the French Hostage tells the story of MSF employee Christophe Andr who was captured in Russia s North Caucasus in 1997 until he managed to escape months later Public Radio International has a description here From that link we learn And the truly surprising end of the story is this Just six months after he escaped Andr showed up at Doctors Without Borders and asked for a new assignment He stayed on with them for another 20 years

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Free download Chroniues de Jérusalem 107 Guy Delisle et sa famille s’installent pour une année à Jérusalem Pas évident de se repérer dans cette ville aux multiples visages. I love these graphic autobiographers and their concentration on the miniscule humdrum realities of their ordinary lives On Thursday I tried to find a playgroup for my kids On Friday I went to this really dull party I would buy all of them every one except that these are the least value for money books ever they re always really pricey and you can read them in a couple of hours But they re soooo niceThis one is an account of a year as a trailing spouse in Jerusalem Mr Delisle s missus works as an administrator for MSF so she spends a year here a year there and he trails along as do the kidsJerusalem is surely the prickliest place on earth I haven t checked in the Guinness Book of World Records but can anywhere match its fantastic interconnected four dimensional jigsaw webs of crossbraided Gordian knotted undisentanglable multiple overlaid and palimpsested political religious geographical and psychological complexities I don t think so Jerusalem makes Gormenghast look like a late Mondrian painting Come to think of it Gormenghast might be based on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre you know the one where they haven t been able to move that ladder since 1923 because thirteen Christian sects are competing for ownership of the ledge the ladder in standing on and the window its top is resting onThere is a very fierce one star review of this book on GR which portrays Guy Delisle as a typically crass blundering North American who has nothing but contempt for the many religious and cultural rules and regulations he meets I did not see him like that at all I thought he was rueful curious and always self mocking acutely aware of being a non believing outsider and keen to hoover up an much of Jerusalem as he could in his year For instance he notices a party going on next door There are people music and coloured lightslooks like a weddinghey but there s only menI dunno how much beer I d need to dance with one of these mustachioed men Except they don t even serve booze so you d have to work up the nerve with mint tea or Fantawhat a strange party not a girl in sightjust like a comics festivalThe tone of the book is progressively pro Palestinian meaning that he presents the facts as he discovers them by actually living in an East Jerusalem Palestinian neighbourhood But in one of the final mini chapters he goes on a tour of a settlement conducted by an actual settler to get their point of view included So the politics of this political book are implied rather than stated or howled in your face as Joe Sacco would doThere are so many really uite odd things to be noted in Jerusalem and GD encounters some interesting ones There are ultra orthodox anti Zionists for instance These guys live in Jerusalem but believe the state of Israel should be abolished because it was man made and not made by the coming of the Messiah Then there are ultra Orthodox who believe Jesus actually WAS the Messiah they keep a very low profile There are religious Israeli Jews who wouldn t be caught dead in Jerusalem because it s full of nutcases uite a lot of this book it taken up with detailing how difficult it is to travel between the West Bank and Jerusalem or between Gaza and Israel You get a very strong sense of how a tense potentially violent situation can flare up at the drop of hat You also get the sense that you have to be pretty lucky to visit the Al Asa mosue he tries three times and makes it once it s always being closed for some random reason So I count myself lucky I got in at the first attempt when I visited Jerusalem some years ago It was one of the three times in my life when someone pointed a real gun with real bullets at me we had missed the bell denoting chucking out time and a guard came over to remind us to leave NOWI did think that sometimes Mr Delisle s straightfaced humour or what I took to be straightfaced humour could be horribly misread One introductory panel says PASSOVER JEWISH EASTERWell that could be construed as idiotic But I think it s supposed to be a bit of self satire along the lines of I m just an oafish atheist I know and I don t know the Tomb of Lazarus from a hole in the groundBut mostly I thought this was a truthful gently self deprecating tour of the outer visible edges of this strange geographical expression of the impossible nature of this poor benighted human race we belong to

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Free download Chroniues de Jérusalem 107 D’un café le dessinateur laisse éclater des uestions fondamentales et nous fait découvrir un Jérusalem comme on ne l’a jamais vu. This graphic novel is about a man who narrates his time living in Israel He follows his wife over who is a doctor with MSFM decins sans Fronti res Doctors without Borders This man basically becomes the house husband taking care of the kids and the house while trying to go out and draw what he sees around him in this country full of complexities and paradoxes This graphic novel will have you laughing shaking your head and reflecting over all that you will learn The artwork is simple but efficient explaining all about Israel It s a must for those that don t understand the Middle East conflict Since it s told from an outsider living in Israel the story rings true from his reaction and to the adventures he is barely ready to experience I highly recommend this one I have to thank Kim for suggesting this one to me