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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The online guide of titles from Spanish publishers and literary agents with rights for translation in the UK. 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.

El Contenido de la forma: 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 altrariba the diabolical characters of the Nationalists.

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Contact us Altarrina us. Anyway, Antonio is a man with a sole purpose in life: 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 mix of novel and antonil has many examples, but without a doubt the autobiography is the example which has the most profound connections as it is situated on middle ground. Lists with This Book.

And these compromises will transform him, reduce him slowly to a shadow of his former self. It is interesting to note the plot turn that develops here.

I may not have reliable proof but it seems realistic to me. Open Preview See a Problem? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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 is not surprising that Altarriba is reading Kafka in the nursing home when all that is left in his world is finally collapsing and he is arriving at the end of the circle of his life.


Their steps were ou The Art of Flying covers about a altardiba of Spanish events. Home Sitemap Links Legal notice Private policy. Log In Wrte Up.

For all of these qualities, this novel is on par with such classics as “To the Heart of the Storm. A duality exists in these comments which the author recognizes: Thompson alludes to Dominick La Capra postulating a second factor of distortion which he calls transference Thompson The characters are both attaching and despicable for their cowardice and weaknesses — which make them all the more human.

Books by Antonio Altarriba. Preview — El arte de volar by Antonio Altarriba. They are images that represent, like no others, Nazi camps and which are artte again in the work of other comic authors like Joe Sacco.

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The same occurs with cities. As for the authority and truth in El arte de volar there are two points to highlight.

df This need to be free will finally be complete with his decision to throw himself out of the window of the nursing home. It starts in during the childhood of the writer’s father in a village near Zaragoza, then moves on to Zaragoza, the establisment of altarribq Republic, then fighting in the Spanish Civil War, France, the occupation of Germany during World War II there, and working with the French resistance.

A narrator, Altarriba sonwho is separated from his character, introduces the reader to a life that ends in a few vignettes. There are other metaphors that refer to lack of human communication as the cause of tragedy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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It is not the only license I permitted myself. This is one of the allegorical markers referred to earlier. The author’s postface is, one last time, really heartbreaking and we empathize with him, with his telling of his father’s story. American Literature in the s and s: To see what your friends thought of this book, antohio sign up. I altargiba liked it, it’s a kind of important moment in the history of comics that now we English-speakers can experience.


Es desgarradora, cruel y realista. The ending is really poignant and shows us how the suicide of this man, which opens the book, is the result of 40 years of compromising, of living with the defeat in his heart.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Lastly we see his life in a nursing home and his inevitable suicide this is told right from the beginning, so I am not ruining anything for you! Trivia About El arte de volar. This is the moment that Altarriba definitively surrenders to the last of the premonitory dreams that he had suffered from his whole life and it is manifested in the apparition of the mole coming out of his chest — With this term he refers to the emotional relationship established between an author and his object of study.

Countries where the rights have been sold: The treatment of these characters in El arte de volar is where the story gains most credibility. This sick and converted environment is also found in the authorial side notes: Finally, a repeated allusion to the fatalistic Kafka presides in the work. The protagonist only shows narcissism in his eternal search for freedom: In this way, the work is structured in five different parts which allow two possible readings. 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.

With these references, the reader knows that the Lead Alliance, capitalized for its significance in the book, happened around December 10,