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Epiléptico: El Ascenso del Gran Mal / Epileptic (Paperback)

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By David B
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Emblem tico en el mundo de la historieta, este libro es un impactante an lisis de los motivos m's ntimos que impulsan la inspiraci n art stica.

Editada inicialmente en seis vol menes con el t tulo de El ascenso del Gran Mal, Epil ptico es la obra m's ambiciosa de David B. y su publicaci n supuso una aut ntica revoluci n en el mundo del noveno arte.

Con un dominio magistral del blanco y negro, David B. nos introduce en la vida de su familia desde el momento en que descubren que su hermano mayor sufre epilepsia, una enfermedad de dif cil tratamiento en los a os sesenta que los estigmatizar para siempre. Los padres buscar n desesperadamente la curaci n de su hijo, comenzando un largo periplo que los llevar de la medicina a la charlataner a, de la ciencia a la magia.

As , para explorar c mo una infancia tan at pica, en cierta medida disfuncional, le afect tan profundamente, el autor se pone en la piel del ni o que fue y recorre el camino desde la ni ez hasta su eclosi n como artista, al final del cual le espera una cruel paradoja: en la enfermedad de su hermano est la g nesis de su creatividad. Pero c mo asumir que la desgracia que destruy a su hermano es lo que dio raz n a su vida?

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Hailed by The Comics Journal as one of Europe's most important and innovative comics artists, David B. has created a masterpiece in Epileptic, his stunning and emotionally resonant autobiography about growing up with an epileptic brother. Epileptic gathers together and makes available in English for the first time all six volumes of the internationally acclaimed graphic work.

David B. was born Pierre-Fran ois Beauchard in a small town near Orl ans, France. He spent an idyllic early childhood playing with the neighborhood kids and, along with his older brother, Jean-Christophe, ganging up on his little sister, Florence. But their lives changed abruptly when Jean-Christophe was struck with epilepsy at age eleven. In search of a cure, their parents dragged the family to acupuncturists and magnetic therapists, to mediums and macrobiotic communes. But every new cure ended in disappointment as Jean-Christophe, after brief periods of remission, would only get worse.

Angry at his brother for abandoning him and at all the quacks who offered them false hope, Pierre-Fran ois learned to cope by drawing fantastically elaborate battle scenes, creating images that provide a fascinating window into his interior life. An honest and horrifying portrait of the disease and of the pain and fear it sowed in the family, Epileptic is also a moving depiction of one family's intricate history. Through flashbacks, we are introduced to the stories of Pierre-Fran ois's grandparents and we relive his grandfathers' experiences in both World Wars. We follow Pierre-Fran ois through his childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, all the while charting his complicated relationship with his brother and Jean-Christophe"s losing battle with epilepsy. Illustrated with beautiful and striking black-and-white images, Epileptic is as astonishing, intimate, and heartbreaking as the best literary memoir.


Product Details
ISBN: 9788416131488
ISBN-10: 8416131481
Publisher: Salamandra Graphic
Publication Date: July 31st, 2019
Pages: 376
Language: Spanish