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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: CAN SPECFIC BLA2008
Title: Baloney: A Tale in 3 Symphonic Acts
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Personal name: Blanchet, Pascal
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001851 checked in 2019-02-25 16:24:17
001852 checked out 2019-06-12 18:11:39 2019-06-26

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Speculative Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781897299661
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Drawn and Quarterly
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2008
Summary, etc. note: Following White Rapids -- named "Best Comic of 2007" by The Onion -- Pascal Blanchet brings us Bologne. Winds swirl and darkness reigns over a hamlet perched atop a craggy peak. Russian fatalism sets the tone as Blanchet orchestrates the tale of a village butcher, his disabled daughter, and her tutor, in their doomed uprising against the swaggering Duke Shostakov, local governor and owner of the only heating company in town. Curvy, retro lines and atmospheric, full-page panels evoke plaintive melodies, staccato passages and soaring solos. In a graphic novel about love and despair that is also a homage to the music of the 1930s and 40s, double bassists and trombonists lean into the frame, striking up a score that blends vaudeville with Kurt Weill and Russia's great modern composers. Rendered in two-color, red and black chiaroscuro, light struggles to emerge from darkness and endurance makes way for heroism, all to no avail. Read Bologne as a reverie composed to the melodies of Prokofiev and Shostakovich: a beautiful conjuring of moods, or a call to arms against the exorbitant rates charged by utilities.
Expansion of summary note: Fluxus, music, orchestra, capitalism, retro, staccato, 1920s, 1930s, bassists, trombonists, love story, rhythm, tragedy, shadow, silhouette
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