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Là où vont nos pères by Shaun Tan
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Là où vont nos pères (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Shaun Tan (Author)

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Title:Là où vont nos pères
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Tags:bande dessinée, immigration, étranger

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The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2006)

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In sweeping spreads, the exquisitely detailed landscapes and cityscapes that comprise the majority of the character of The Arrival come to life. At the most basic, this graphic novel is a narrative about the immigrant experience. Vocalizing the uncertainty of unfamiliar cities as well as hinting at the magically endless possibilities of new places, the story creates a narrative that is at once melancholic and brimming with expectation. Moving through the cityscape is one individual who has departed as an immigrant to travel to new lands without the company of his family, but along the way, shadowing monoliths spread across the sky in broad strokes or sneak menacingly through crowded, cobbled alleys. To this effect, Tan poignantly demonstrates the surrealism that is to be displaced in a terribly foreign land, and the diffuse antagonism of societies that people emigrate from. This is a portrait of the everyman, and should be read by everyone. Recommended for purchase. ( )
  kornelas1 | Oct 23, 2014 |
I loved this book. It was one of the best illustrated books that I have read. It has all pictures and no words yet such a strong story. This book takes its audience through the main character's journey from one place to another place; migration. One of the themes portrayed by the character was uncomfortability. The level of feeling uncomfortable comes off the page and into the readers emotions. You feel what he feels. I had to go back to the pictures multiple times to really try and understand what was going on. The author does an excellent job at perceiving the characters feelings on to the readers. ( )
  sconne7 | Oct 20, 2014 |
Surreal panels of pencil drawings presented as a photo album chronicling a journey of an immigrant to a strange new world, filled with odd beasts, strange foods, bizarre buildings/vehicles, foreign symbols and systems. He must find his path with the guidance of other immigrants, each with their own harrowing story of war, slavery, persecution, and a new life of hope and possibility in this new land.
  lrubin75 | Oct 19, 2014 |
I can say with confidence that this is the single most beautifully illustrated book I have ever read. The drawings are stunning! The story is great too, which is all the more impressive considering it is told without a single word. The artist conveys the difficulties involved with immigrating to a new place in an unique yet totally honest way, and does it with art that is really unrivaled as far as I'm concerned. I've been enthusiastic about art in graphic novels before, but this stuff could really be hung on a wall, it's that good.

If you have any interest at all in the graphic format...or, more importantly, if you have no interest in it at all and have trouble getting into the format, then you should check this one out. Yes, that means EVERYBODY. You can read it in a day, it'll be fine. ( )
  Ape | Sep 5, 2014 |
I would happily read/peruse anything Shaun Tan illustrates. His artwork is exceptional. His illustrations are detailed and have depth. ( )
  lesmel | Aug 27, 2014 |
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Teos on todellakin yhtä kaunis ja yhtä upeaa kuvakerrontaa kuin muistinkin. Sanoja ei tarvita, eikä niillä ole tässä tarinassakaan mitään sijaa. The Arrival kertoo aivan uskomattoman kouriintuntuvasti maahanmuutosta ja vieraan kulttuurin piirissä elämään oppimisesta.
 
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"...Auf beeindruckende Weise gelingt es ihm, literarische Techniken wie Vor- und Rückblenden, Zeitdehnung und Zeitraffung sowie innere Monologe visuell umzusetzen. Wie seine Hauptfigur im neuen Land wird auch der Betrachter des Buches „gezwungen“, neu sehen zu lernen."
 
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A fabulous introduction to graphic novels for younger readers. The Arrival wordless spins the universal tale of a man leaving his country to build a better life in an unfamiliar, and sometimes confusing and scary, land.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439895294, Hardcover)

A truly remarkable work of art that is already one of the most talked-about book of the season.

"A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay." -- Jeff Smith, author of Bone
"A magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets
"Magnificent." -- David Small, Caldecott Medalist

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In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.

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