The Nikopol Trilogy has ratings and 73 reviews. J.G. Keely said: There’s something so indulgent about French stories, which is at the same time the. What begins as a futuristic fish-out-of-water story metamorphoses—through Enki Bilal’s gritty illustrations and masterful use of the cinematic and. The son of a Bosnian father and a Czech mother, Enki Bilal spent his Alcide Nikopol is a man who fell to earth, after orbiting in suspended.
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Surreal, gritty, and supremely strange, the Nikopol Trilogy is a loose three-part epic spanning 12 years of author Enki Bilal’s career. Some of the printed writing is a serious eyestrain to read, being so tiny and thin — particularly in the third chapter, with its many wordy infodumps used as a shortcut to world-building.
Bilal like many French-language graphic novelists places a much heavier emphasis on art than the written word, showing much but telling little.
La foire aux immortels (Nikopol #1) by Enki Bilal
I liked the originality of the story combined with the familiar themes of gods living amongst humans, mistaken identities and at times a somewhat unreliable narrator. There is also a dark, absurdist humour, from the freakish make-up of politicians and the stripped alien cat Gogol to the world chess-boxing championships.
Bilal returned to the saga in with The Woman Trapintroducing the exotic femme fatale Jill Bioskop the Serb word for cinemaa blue-haired reporter of the future with blood on her hands. His missing leg is replaced with a metal graft welded by Horus, a naked, falcon-headed alien renegade, who looks like his namesake, the Egyptian god.
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Each image is meant to be lingered over and turned back to, as the reader tries to make sense of the story as an artistic object. This is certainly one style of translation, but for a story like this, I tend to prefer a translation of idioms, emotions, and speech into the new language; but that requires a new writer just as creative and interesting as the original author.
La Trilogia di Nikopol contiene tre storie, collegate tra loro, create tra il e il Trivia About La foire aux immo After a period of multiple months of new onset, unexplained hip and back pain, Teva Harrison discovered a painful lump in her breast. Sep 28, Osvaldo rated it it was amazing. In the early s he found his first calling as a BD artist, when he won a talent competition for the magazine Pilotehome since of Asterix and at the time the cutting edge of the dawning BD revolution.
Marcos rated it it was amazing May 26, You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Man macht heutzutage einfach mehr Geld mit lebenden Menschen als mit toten. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sometimes, I think it’s a problem of translation, and this translation is so unusually literal from the French, as if it were meant for primary English readers who understand the French language and culture, but who are unable to read in the language on their own.
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The Nikopol Trilogy by Enki Bilal
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Solche Prophezeiungen gibt es immer wieder; selten genug bewahrheiten sie sich. This is not really my cup of tea but i can acknowledge that there is some research and the art is good. I wanted the gods to have done more. La foire aux immortels Nikopol 1 by Enki Bilal.
This is the core of Bilal’s mature work. He eventually completed the saga in in Nikoppl Equator. This h This critically acclaimed collection follows the incredible journey of Alcide Nikopol in the company of the vengeful god Horus of Hierakonopolis and Jill Bioskop, a mysterious woman with blue hair, from Paris to Berlin, Cairo to Equator City.
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I know a lot of people rave about njkopol and say you need to find meaning and work at it to see the brilliance but it is not for me. Apr 21, Franz rated it really liked it.
Alcide Nikopol is a man who fell to earth, after orbiting in suspended animation, imprisoned in space for desertion. Everyone had the same cheekbones and the range of expression was disappointingly niokpol. Yasmine rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Feb 19, Florin Pitea rated it liked it. Hardcoverpages.
What begins as a futuristic fish-out-of-water story metamorphoses—through Enki Bilal’s gritty illustrations and masterful use of the cinematic and textual possibilities of the graphic novel—into a resonant and symbolic rumination on the nature of family, humanity, and memory. Potrebbe essere nikopo musa di tanti scrittori o sognatori.
This is certainly one style of translation, nilal for a story like this, I tend to prefer a translation of idioms, emotions, and speech into the new fnki but that requires a new writer just as creative and interesting as the original author. There’s something so indulgent about French stories, which is at the same time their strength and their downfall. Cover of the English edition of Inkopol Nikopol Trilogy. Global power politics have devolved into a bizarre circus. Another opportunity came inwhen director Michael Mann was shooting The Keep.
Alcide Nikopol, an astronaut inadvertently thawed from his thirty-year cryogenetic slumber; the Egyptian god, Horus, who seeks to understand the febrile fumblings of humanity towards meaning; Nikopol’s son, who has grown into an identical twin of his time-frozen father; and Jill Bioskop, a blue-haired reporter who appears to be caught in a reversed loop of time.
It was just a bit disappointing.