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Black Paths - David B.
Black Paths
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  When the Austro-Hungarian Empire disintegrated after World War I, control of the Adriatic port of Fiume (now Rieka, Croatia) was hotly disputed. Enter “Pirate King” Gabriele d’Annunzio, an Italian poet who stormed the city with 3,000 Italian nationalists. D’Annunzio declared Fiume a free... show more
  When the Austro-Hungarian Empire disintegrated after World War I, control of the Adriatic port of Fiume (now Rieka, Croatia) was hotly disputed. Enter “Pirate King” Gabriele d’Annunzio, an Italian poet who stormed the city with 3,000 Italian nationalists. D’Annunzio declared Fiume a free republic and himself commander. He envisioned a utopian city-state, but Fiume quickly became a surreal center of violence, looting, and decadence, with shades of the Fascist movement to come. Acclaimed comics artist David B. uses this real event as a backdrop and seamlessly weaves history, hysteria, and highly stylized art into the tragic love story of a beautiful torch singer and a young soldier haunted by the horrors of trench warfare. Praise for Black Paths: “David B. draws with the chaotic, high-contrast style he used in his best-known work, Epileptic, to capture the distressed, surreal mood of artists struggling to run the world.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review “Expressive, colorful drawings and vivid character designs” —Booklist “Black Paths is a fascinating study of the strange convergence of anarchy, fascism and art a century ago.” —The Milwaukee Shepherd Express
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9781906838331 (190683833X)
ASIN: 190683833X
Publisher: Self Made Hero
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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LeahSL
LeahSL rated it
3.0 Black Paths
I love that David B.'s illustrations are so integral to understanding his stories. Some graphic novels are just novels with cool pictures...not this one.
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0
An appropriately surreal, chaotic story set against a bizarre, obscure historical episode in the post-World War I remaking of the European continent.
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