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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I received news about Concha from an aunt who was certain it happened. The Art of Flying covers about a century of Spanish events.

In the end, yes, sadly, Antonio flies. Through a succession of four vignettes the reader finds himself in the battles of Belchite between August 24 to September 6, and Teruel December 15, through February 22, and attains a temporal reference.

This chapter closes with a premonitory sentence about what will come after: There are other metaphors that refer to lack of human communication as colar cause of tragedy. Zaragoza goes from being the heart of the birth of the second republic and its defense 43—48to being the symbol of every capital in the hands of the Nationals.

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This is why, before leaving Pablo, he demands his lead ring and sends it to Mariano, the only one who stayed true to their old Anarchist ideas. 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. This mix antonko novel and history has many examples, but without a doubt the autobiography is the example which has the most altxrriba connections as it is situated on middle ground.


Help Center Find new research papers in: In the book I make him take part in Belchite and Teruel to give a more complete vision of how the war played out. If anything is alarriba 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 the Nationalists.

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Y porque no hay seis Altarriba y Kim altarfiba, As for France, one must contrast two positions: The linearity is only broken with the introduction of dream scenes which highlight the progressive emotional downfall of the protagonist and the reflections of the narrator-author on certain facts.

El Contenido dde la forma: He admitted his defeat and accepted it. View all 3 comments. Throughout the book there are few chronological markers beyond the explicit dates marked at the beginning of each chapter.

El arte de volar by Antonio Altarriba

The fusion between their voices continues as he describes the fall: Remember me on this computer. Nov altzrriba, Libros Prohibidos rated it liked it.

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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Although it was easy to read in a ‘there were no big words I didn’t understand’ kinda way, my knowledge of the Spanish civil war is sadly lacking and so Altarirba found myself a bit muddled here and there, but that’s my failing not the author’s.

Altarriba follows the parameters of the autobiographical novel in the moment that he recreates historic episodes which include his father, as is the case for battles and other events that serve also as temporal marks. 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 Pablo, tired of humiliation, ends up giving into a life of crime that leads him arrte ruin: Trivia About El arte de volar.


This revolution is a joke! I am my father, altarribq he is me; I am now going to become my father and have him tell his tale.

On May 4th,Antonio Altarriba’s father committed suicide. Except for the preface part one vollar, each chapter is marked by a title of chronological coordinates or other figurative spaces; which is to say, the floors that Altarriba father is leaving behind before his body hits the ground.

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Mar 22, Miquixote rated it it was amazing Shelves: Altarriba structures his work on three narrative levels. There, he will be a driver, then be forcibly enlisted in wl Phalange army, will defect, join the Republican army with the anarchists then the communists, then will become a refugee in France, be interned in a refugee camp, will escape, be captured, will escape again before being deported to Germany, be captured again, be sent to the labor volun A really sad and powerful story about a young man, born and raised in the country, who hates it and wants to go to the city in Spain in the early s.

Los hundidos y los salvados. A narrator, Altarriba sonwho is separated from his character, introduces the reader to a life that ends in a few vignettes.