Marzi

Marzena Sowa


Marzi

Marzi

  • Title: Marzi
  • Author: Marzena Sowa
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  • Page: 463
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Consumeren in kleine doseringen Marzi 1984 1987 is de vertaling van de autobiografische striproman van schrijfster Marzena Sowa koosnaam Marzi , met tekeningen van haar levenspartner Sylvain Savoia Het is opvallend dat we zo lang hebben moeten wachten op een Nederlandse vertaling Uitgeverij Dupuis bracht de originele Franse uitgave al in 2005 op de markt Het is uitConsumeren in kleine doseringen Marzi 1984 1987 is de vertaling van de autobiografische striproman van schrijfster Marzena Sowa koosnaam Marzi , met tekeningen van haar levenspartner Sylvain Savoia Het is opvallend dat we zo lang hebben moeten wachten op een Nederlandse vertaling Uitgeverij Dupuis bracht de originele Franse uitgave al in 2005 op de markt Het is uiteindelijk uitgeverij Blloan die ons verblijdt met deze strip, die al vrij lang op ons verlanglijstje stond Wij hebben er zo lang op gewacht dat wij inmiddels ook de Amerikaanse uitgave in de kast hebben staan De vraag is nu natuurlijk was Marzi het wachten waard Marzi is een soort dagboekvertelling van de jeugd van schrijfster Sowa in Polen voor de val van het communisme Het vertelt in korte losse hoofdstukken hoe het was om als jong kind op te groeien in het communistische Polen achter het IJzeren Gordijn wat ons erg deed denken aan Persepolis De onderwerpen vari ren van leven onder het juk van het communisme tot voedsel tekorten, en kinderkattenkwaad Op bepaalde historische politieke gebeurtenissen na kent de strip geen echte rode draad Het boek leest als of de schrijfster het je vertelt zoals zij zich het herinnert Schrijfster Sowa heeft ervoor gekozen om ons te bombarderen met haar eigen analyses van de verhalen die zij vertelt Als wij zien dat kleine Marzi huilt omdat ze geen Barbie krijgt, zal de schrijfster dit ook in tekst duidelijk maken Dit is onnodig en werkt vaak zelfs storend Sowa lijkt geen vertrouwen te hebben in de tekeningen of niet de ervaring te hebben om ze de ruimte te geven De strip heeft tevens mede door de losse hoofdstukken een hoog en toen gehalte De schrijfster brengt wel uitstekend over hoe het was om op te groeien achter het IJzeren Gordijn Sowa weet de alledaagse gebeurtenissen uit haar prille leven een extra lading mee te geven die wij zeer waarderen We kregen het gevoel dat wij een intieme en persoonlijke geschiedenisles van haar kregen Volgens de schrijfster is tekenaar Savoia verantwoordelijk voor het ontstaan van de strip Hij zou het zijn geweest die Sowa aanbood de strip te tekenen als zij de verhalen, die zij hem vertelde, op papier zou zetten Het is zijn tekenstijl die de indruk geeft dat de strip voor kinderen is Zijn stijl is cartoonesk en strak en hij heeft een verrassend goed oog voor detail De akeligheid van Polen anno 1984 word daardoor wat draaglijker gemaakt voor de lezer Om de sfeer in het communistische Polen te benadrukken, heeft Savoia een slimme kleurkeuze gemaakt Hij bedient zich uitsluitend van bruintinten en verschillende gradaties grijs Het is alsof wij d r het IJzeren Gordijn heen kijken, iets dat Marzi s situatie subtiel benadrukt en de indruk van kinderstrip vrij snel doet vervagen Tevens benadrukt hij door dit sobere kleurgebruik de weinige andere kleuren die wel worden gebruikt, zoals het rode haar van Marzi Marzi 1984 1987 is een moeilijk verteerbare strip, wat niet ligt aan de tekenstijl en zelfs niet aan de tekstbombardementen van Sowa Het probleem ligt in de structuur van de strip door de vele losse hoofdstukken kom je nooit in een echte flow Daarnaast wordt het en toen gehalte extra versterkt als je de strip in n ruk uitleest Het is alsof deze striproman gedoseerd gelezen moet worden, dus slechts n of twee hoofdstukjes per keer Iets dat wij als strip lezer niet echt gewend zijn Marzi was w l het wachten waard, maar het was niet de ervaring waar wij op hadden gehoopt.Nafmi Sanichar van Herwijnen Cutting Edge 28 juni 2013


Recent Comments "Marzi"

GLI OCCHI DI UNA BAMBINA CHE VEDONO LONTANOTenera, dolce, spiritosa, acuta, divertente, Marzi-Marzena mi ha fatto fare un bel viaggio in un tempo e in un luogo che conosco poco. Mi ha raccontato la sua infanzia in Polonia: mentre nasceva Solidarnosc con i primi scioperi e il regime reagiva dichiarando lo stato di guerra - Chernobyl - papa Wojtyla e il cattolicesimo tra la gente comune (la parte che preferisco) - la fabbrica, le code per comprare qualcosa, qualsiasi cosa, il razionamento, i negoz [...]

This book was a win from first reads give-away. It was an advanced copy=not for sale.The story follows the trials and tribulations, as well as the joys, hopes, and drams of a girl growing up in Communist Poland, in the 1970's. I remember being about the same age at this time, and dreading the Red Menace, that plagued my grandparents' homeland. I thought how horrid it would be somewhere, where they decided what you would do, where you lived, and what you do when you grew up. The lines for scare f [...]

Let me just say how much I loved little Marzi. Her character is sweet, charming, and vulnerable, with a healthy dose of insecurity brought on by the culture of her environment and a mother who seemed to feel she had to bring Marzi up with an iron first. Marzi was just a normal little girl, watching as her parents stood in line for simple food staples, went to school with friends who had goods her family seemingly couldn't afford, and spent time with her country relatives, learning to store up fo [...]

Yes, I'm biased as can be reviewing this wonderful graphic novel about a girl born at the end of the 1970s to live through the last decade of communism in Poland. Yes, I grew up in the same city of Stalowa Wola and shared so many similar experiences like time spent with relatives in the countryside, and being told that “children and fish don’t have a voice.” Despite this incredibly coincidental bias I will still congratulate Marzi for writing the story of her childhood with such a strong v [...]

This is another one I find really difficult to rate. I wouldn't describe it as touching, or moving, or exciting, though it can be some of those things at times. I'd most describe it as interesting. It's delivered very plainly, and most of the vignettes are about everyday life. It's informative, but it's slice-of-life so by its very nature, it's not super gripping. It's smart - it has a great eye for minor events that make statements, both to childlike Marzi, and on into today - but sometimes it [...]

Marzi è una bambina che vive nella Polonia degli Anni Ottanta: la sua infanzia è raccontata con i disegni da Sylvain Savoia e dettata dalle parole di Marzi stessa, Marzena Sowa. Sylvain e Marzi si sono innamorati da adulti e lei, per cercare di fargli conoscere il suo mondo, gli ha descritto la vita sua e dei suoi famigliari in quegli anni pre-caduta del Muro e pre-Solidarność, in un paese comunista, e lui poi ne ha tratto le strisce. La cosa veramente sorprendente di questa graphic è che d [...]

The autobiographical novel "Marzi" written by Marzena Sowa greatly depicts living in Comunist rule. Marzi is the main character in the novel, and through her eyes we can observe political and historical changes that are taking place in the 1980s Poland. Although on the each page of the novel we can notice the same six-panel layout, the story told from Marzi's point of view does not happen to be monotonous. Quite the opposite: the reader does not only get a sense of what are the changes that the [...]

Calling this book "The Polish Persepolis" as many did would not be fair.What I like, apart from the book, is the story behind its genesis.Let's take a French illustrator and a Polish woman with some writing skills. Let's call them Sylvain and Marzena. Then let these two fall in love with each other.Visiting Marzena's country, Sylvain got interested in the childhood of his girlfriend and he asked her to remember those days. Marzena did it beginning with some apparently minor details related with [...]

My list of graphic novels depicting the horrors of daily life under a Communist regime is growing: after Pyongyang A Journey in North Korea, The Year of the Pioneer, Acum nu e momentul and other Romanian books by Mihai Stanescu, I found the wonderful memoir of Marzena Sowa, Marzi. Overall, this is one of the best first-hand accounts of a survivor of those times, aided greatly by the visuals. Recommended for anyone interested in life under Communism and for anyone who's lived that nightmare. (I a [...]

Dětskou perspektivu v komiksech mám ráda. Přijde mi, že komiks se dobře hodí k vyprávění dětských vzpomínek, protože člověku z těch dob často utkví spíš útržky zážitků, pocity a obrazy, a je snazší takové fragmenty zrekonstruovat prostřednictvím komiksové zkratky, než v próze, kde je potřeba verbálně simulovat dětský způsob myšlení, čehož je asi schopný jenom málokdo. Ale co já vím. Marzi se mi každopádně líbila podobně jako Persepolis, Pod de [...]

Marzena Sowa è nata un anno dopo di me, ma in Polonia. I suoi ricordi, messi su carta dal fidanzato, hanno un piacevolissimo senso di vicinanza. Entrambe passavamo le vacanze in campagna dai nonni, ma io non ho mai dovuto fare ore di coda davanti a un negozio con le tessere del razionamento per comprare degli alimentari. Entrambe abbiamo osservato, senza capire bene, le preoccupazioni degli adulti per Černobyl' (data la vicinanza geografica le preoccupazioni dei suoi adulti erano molto più co [...]

Dobře napsaný a skvěle ilustrovaný autobiografický grafický román nebo spíš sled samostatných příběhů o dětství v komunistickém Polsku v druhé polovině 80. let. Fronty v obchodech, povinné lékařské prohlídky, Černobyl, polská obdoba Tuzexu, dlouhé velikonoční mše, stávky dělníků, Solidarność - to všechno líčené očima a jazykem malé a zvědavé Marzi s velkýma modrýma očima.Kdo tehdejší dobu zažil, připomene si, kolik nenormálních věcí byli dos [...]

Marzi is a memoir of growing up in communist Poland, with its hardships and political unrest. It's also the story of a little girl's family and friends, and the bright spots that keep them going. It's not overtly focused on the political, but Marzi grows into understanding what's going on around her. Especially when her father becomes active in the struggle for liberation. Even if you're not interested in history, though, this is an excellent memoir. Sowa was willing to lay many things bare, suc [...]

I was born just months before the Berlin Wall fell in Spain from foreign parents, so all the stories about life under a state of war, communism, civil war, dictatorship come to me from books, articles, TV and cinema and, sometimes, from friends whose relatives lived such years.Thus, my knowledge about what happened in Eastern Europe is reduced to school books and such. As a fan of graphic novel memoirs, I find 'Marzi' a really good one, tender, bitter, innocent but so easy to relate to too when [...]

Yes, it's slow and "vignettes" is definitely the right term for this storytelling but it was charming and true to the child's perspective. I enjoyed it very much.

The world of graphic novels is not one I turn to often these days. When i was younger I read them a lot. As a dyslexic I was encouraged to do so as they figured few words would help with my learning to read. However I have long since given up the world of cape crusaders and men of Steele. For the most part it takes a lot o get my attention in this form of reading. The last being Mouse the tale of surviving the holocaust. So it was with only idle curiosity I happen to be flick through this sectio [...]

Possibly aimed at the same audience (age-wise) as Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Marzi is an autobiographical recollection of Marzena Sowa's life growing up in communist Poland during the 80s. Her life is reflected in the dull, muted, grey colouring, full of queues and whispered angsts amongst adults against the state. Throughout, the young Marzi is desperate to find out the truth of the story behind their country but when she eventually does so, a part of her wish she had not known and w [...]

I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was okay but it had no beginning nor endIt was kinda of a testimony of the life of a kid in 1979 in Poland.Basically, it was interesting but not captivatingI also was not a huge fan of the art

DNF 50%.Mijn hemel dit was pas erg zeg. :| Ik zou het niet eens meer Graphic Novel noemen maar een gewoon boek met wat plaatjes, want in 1 klein blokje zit soms meer tekst dan een plaatje. :| En het is ook zooooooo saai en wat is Marzi vervelend zeg. Bah. *gaapt* Geen aanrader!

Originally posted at littleapplebookworm.cThis simply but beautifully illustrated graphic novel tells the story of Marzi, a young girl coming of age behind the Iron Curtain. Marzena Sowa was born in 1979 in Stalowa Wola, Poland. The majority of this graphic novel, written as a series of vignettes, takes place in the years leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Ms. Sowa manages to demonstrate both the uncertainty of the time and the joys and wonder any child can find in the world. She [...]

This is a memoir about a young girl living in Communist Poland in the 1980s. I would give this book 5 stars for authenticity. The author captured her childhood experiences in vignettes of 2-4 pages, each one a little comic strip of daily life. I read the book in "bits and bites" over a month. Marzi (the character) was a three-dimensional person. I found myself irritated with her at times, just like I would be with a real child! I found the book had too much content about the minutiae of everyday [...]

Marzi's got a bit of a slow burn, because it's a series of vignettes only loosely tied together with narrative. What's nice about that is that it's easy to pick up and put down again if you only have small blocks of time to read. It does, however, reward he patient reader with a sense of time and place not necessarily connected to narrative, a sense of how one's own childhood connects with Marzi's--because so much of our own childhoods follow that nonlinear path. Sowa doesn't try to tie these ev [...]

Great story, pretty art, and a look at a place and time where things couldn't have been more different.I could definitely connect with Marzi's confussion with the adult world and feeling left out. What kid didn't feel that way?It also made me realize what a blessed childhood I had. I couldn't imagine living in a place where you had to stand in line for something as basic as toilet paper (not to mention food) and hope they still had some when you got to the front of the line. Definitely something [...]

An autobiography of Marzena Sowa in a graphic novel format- it was a very enjoyable read! This book details memories she had as a child growing up in Poland during the fall of the communist regime. It was very interesting to look from a child's perspective the various issues that plagued her young life- such as financial and political issues, ration cards, worker strikes, and long lines to purchase limited food items. I would definitely recommend this book. The story of young Marzi is fascinatin [...]

I'm ending my relationship with Marzi early. It's an interesting enough story, but I've realized by trying this one that I don't really care for graphic novels that are written and drawn by separate people. There was too much of a disconnect between the art and the writing in this one--too many words and too many pictures jammed on one page. With some good editing, Marzi's story might have held my interest longer.

Marzi is an important book in that it draws attention to the more recent history of Poland under Jaruzelski, Chernobyl and the Solidarnosc union, but also reminds that these were not simply notable points in history, but that actual people were trying to live normal lives. This alternation of the universal and the strange is perhaps Marzi’s best achievement.ifyoucanreadthis.wordpress

I love graphic novels, but I did not love this one. This is memoir of a young girl in Poland, and I did find the backdrop of family and culture interesting. But the book as a whole did not suck me in.

La petite fille, Marzi (période 1984 – 1987), nous amène à la Pologne du début des années ’80 de sa hauteur. A travers ses yeux nés en 1979, on attend dans les files soviétiques interminables, on souffre des gaz toxiques du désastre nucléaire Tchernobyl, on fait témoignage du pape qui est derrière son peuple, etc. Au-delàs de sentir un pays communiste juste avant la chute du mur de Berlin, on reconnaît une enfance tellement universelle… qu’on fond de tendresse. Par exemple q [...]

I don’t mind reading graphic novels, so the issue isn’t with the fact that it’s a GN. My issue is, Marzi feels like a gigantic brat! Ungrateful for the life her parents are clearly doing the best to provide her with. Makes me sad to read how she feels about her mother, yet WORSHIPS her father. While I can’t pretend to begin to know the struggles she faced growing up in that country, I feel like she was a avery ungrateful child.

The art is cute; I like the spot coloring (all red tones.) Some panels are the visual daydreams of a child, but most are representational. It's a lot like a Polish Persepolis - a story of a girl growing up in a time of political uncertainty - except this girl's still a child for most of the story, so she doesn't care about or understand most of it. She just becomes gradually more aware of it as she grows.


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