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Polina A stunning new graphic novel about dance by a brilliant young French author absorbing and thrillingly minimalisticAs a very young girl Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ball

  • Title: Polina
  • Author: Bastien Vivès
  • ISBN: 9780224096935
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A stunning new graphic novel about dance by a brilliant young French author absorbing and thrillingly minimalisticAs a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in oA stunning new graphic novel about dance by a brilliant young French author absorbing and thrillingly minimalisticAs a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for When she graduates and is admitted to the official theater school, she discovers that Bojinsky s view of ballet is only one of many and that she can t adapt to new rules, new visions She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students Together they create a new form of theater and conquer the world Brilliantly drawn, this moving and intimate story of self discovery confirms Bastien Viv s as one of the most exciting talents at work in the graphic novel field today.

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    1. I had sat down to write a review of Bastien Vivès’ Taste of Chlorine, a beautiful book that dances around the skirts of a public pool, exploring a relationship that develops amongst swimmers in that place. I had already finished my opener, a minor discussion of the wonder and mystery of language—of how we make ourselves known in the murk of the unknown. And then another book arrived on my doorstep, a package from UK. I hadn’t been expecting it so soon. It was publisher Jonathan Cape’s [...]

    2. Polina joins an elite ballet school as a young girl taught by the demanding Professor Bojinsky. She becomes an accomplished dancer but, when she goes travelling, she discovers that there are many other forms of dance. She goes on to become a famous international dancer. This is a really insubstantial story to make a 200 page book out of! A dancer’s life could be interesting (I suppose?) but not like this. Watching Polina become a good ballerina, falling in love for the first time, discovering [...]

    3. Graphic novel about a ballerina.Story doesn't flow, and pictures are so minimal in their content, they cannot add anymore information. The pictures were bad - Polina's nose is always black so it looks skull like and I couldn't always identify the other characters or what was happening.

    4. My husband gave me this book as a prize for having attended adult ballet class eight times. We read it together on a train from Düsseldorf to Berlin. I loved everything about it! (Except for the lettering in the English edition, and parts of the translation that didn't sound too natural.) I loved how the bodies flowed in swift brushstrokes, the simplicity of the drawings that conveyed so much. And the faces! The expression was so vivid. This book was a complete delight.

    5. Αγαπώ το πόσο μη-προφανής είναι όλη η προσέγγιση του Vives. Τα σκίτσα δεν είναι λεπτομερή αλλά οι γραμμές τους είναι όλα όσα χρειάζεται να ξέρεις για την σχέση/την ένταση/την συναίσθηση όλων των ηρώων. Μουσική μπορεί να μην ακούς φυσικά σε όλη την διάρκεια της ανάγνωσης αλλά κά [...]

    6. There are some books that you really read and become immersed in the story, its world, its characters This is one of it. An example of fine French art and story telling. It follows the life of a Russian ballet dancer - from the first page when she is a tiny beginner apprehensive about getting into the dance school, to the final page, an adult performer world-renowned and living in Paris - and her relationship with her dance mentor Bojinsky.The art is so simple, but of the best kind, where each s [...]

    7. Simple, unassuming, straightforward story of a Russian girl learning to be a ballerina from a very young age and her relationship with her mentor. Vives has an amazing skill with gesture; to the untrained eye it might look sloppy or messy, but it's remarkably accurate. It's a long book and there's nothing too flashy or surprising about it, but it's a great change of pace for me. There is a great bit of writing and art late in the book that I won't spoil, but Vives again knows how to make the bes [...]

    8. Un beau récit, très léger en texte, mais qui s'exprime surtout dans les lignes du dessin de Vivès. Parfois grasses, épaisses, quasiment lourdes; parfois, sinueuses, légères, minimalistes, les lignes me semblent le reflet du chemin complexe de Polina et la relation tendue qu'elle entretient avec le professeur. On pourrait reprocher le manque de contenu ou d'intrigue. Or, il me semble que ce serait ne pas tenir compte du caractère quasi impressionniste de ce récit, où le lecteur est touj [...]

    9. J'ai beaucoup aimé le dessin et le scénario, mais je reste sur la défensive, par rapport à la fin. Je n'expliquerai pas pourquoi, pour ne pas appauvrir l'expérience de lecture des personnes qui ne l'ont pas encore lu. Une excellente BD, qui m'a fait réfléchir. Une plongée dans l'univers du ballet de haut niveau.

    10. "sem graca e leveza o publico só vê esforço e dificuldade"da infancia à idade adulta acompanhamos o percurso de uma jovem que se afirma superando as dificuldades dos relacionamentos pessoais. uma historia de solidão no meio de muita gente.

    11. Buen material. Interesante dibujo. Muy plástico a la hora de emular el movimiento. Son 200 páginas que se leen y disfrutan en unas dos horas.Me gusta el ritmo con el qué se mueve la historia a lo largo de los 25 años como bailarina de Polina. Me gusta el uso gráfico en cierto momento clave de la trama. Me gusta también porque el tema en sí ya me interesaba y quería saber algo más. Tampoco es que sea nada del otro mundo. Pero ya es bastante hacer algo que esté bien.Leer cosas como esta [...]

    12. Interessanter Zeichenstil, allerdings sind die Zeitsprünge und das Zwischenmenschliche ein bisserl zu kurz gekommen.

    13. This book was part of a french-graphic-novel gluttonous binge I went on recently, and I must admit that at 2 a.m. I am more easily impressionable than usual. However, I loved the mood of the book unconditionally: the inky sketchy flowy trait, the flowing structure that only seems to hit an ever-so-slight wrong note in the "3 years later" final part, the flowing plot that is an understated and minimal rendition of the coming-of-age of a ballerina. Pretty much everything is flowing. Even the major [...]

    14. Aunque no me cerraran un par de cosas y no sea un cuatro estrellitas redondo, promedio para arriba porque me encantó que este libro tuviera el final menos pechofrío que le he leído hasta ahora al Vivès. El dibujo, como siempre maravilloso, aunque extrañé un poco el color. El recurso de reducir las caras a su mínima expresión resulta más que interesante y los personajes se hacen muy queribles, aunque en su mayoría resulten bastante fríos, sobre todo la protagonista. Quizás después me [...]

    15. 16/20Des dessins en noir et blanc qui jouent sur les nuances et les ombres. Une précision à couper le souffle et une représentation du ballet et de l’exigence de la discipline assez impressionnantes. Une BD qui se lit avec attention et concentration, qui s’admire aussi bien souvent. Même si Polina est peut-être un peu difficile à connaître entièrement, on la suit avec beaucoup d’intérêt.Ma chronique : myprettybooks.wordpress/2

    16. I found this really difficult to follow initially. the pictures are fairly minimal, black white and one shade of grey. The shapes of the dancers are very well drawn though and as the layers of story build up it becomes very emotional. I don't think it would have worked quite as well if the artwork was any different. The book was like the ballet I guess, initially it looks easy, but there is a lot going on. I really liked it.

    17. Superbe. Un gros coup de cœur pour cette bande-dessinée. Le trait est magnifique. Bastien Vivès fait passer énormément d'émotions grâce à son dessin. Les mouvements sont extrêmement bien rendus, on a l'impression de voir les personnages danser sous nos yeux. Une petite déception concernant l'histoire, j'aurais aimé que la relation avec le professeur soit plus approfondie. La fin est belle.

    18. Strip koji sam preletio jer mi je bio ok, ali ne i dovoljno zanimljiv/privlačan da bi se na njemu zadržao

    19. Entrata in biblioteca durante un afoso pomeriggio di Agosto, proprio mentre ero davanti agli scaffali dei fumetti e delle Graphic Novels, vedo un ragazzo che, seduto su un tavolo, è completamente immerso nella lettura di un giallo…quell’immersione totale, magnetica, sognatrice, che ha solo chi porta la lettura nel cuore. Il ragazzo è talmente assorto che non alza gli occhi nemmeno quando sente i miei passi avvicinarsi, un po’ lo invidio. E così, ispirata da questa scena e approfittando [...]

    20. I don't fully know what to make of this. It's a graphic novel about a Russian ballerina, starting with when she's quite young and auditioning for (what I assume is) a prestigious ballet school and moving on through her adolescence and into adulthood. The illustrations are spare, sometimes little more than sketches. For the most part this is fine—I found Polina's nose a little odd, and I would have loved more details when she dances (she's supposed to have incredible potential, but her dancing, [...]

    21. Continua la pubblicazione by BV delle opere di Vives. Che probabilmente grazie a uno stile veloce riesce a sfornare roba a ritmi allucinanti. Basti vedere la sua bibliografia. A manco 25 anni ha scritto tipo 5 o 6 graphic novels. Né l'istintività del tratto passi per faciloneria: c'è un approccio sistematico da parte sua, e l'armonia delle anatomie riesce comunque a dare un aspetto gradevole alle pagine. Continua il suo percorso di narratore per immagini, magari in maniera meno "sperimentale" [...]

    22. God, wat mooi Het verhaal, de tekeningen, de boodschap, de eenvoud. We volgen Polina vanaf zesjarige leeftijd, een kind, meisje en later vrouw met een eigen sterke wil, die haar weg zoekt in het leven. Ze maakt niet de meest evidente keuzes, en loopt soms met haar gezicht tegen de muur, en is dat nu net niet wat het leven is Vooral haar relatie met haar eerste leermeester Bozjinski is fascinerend, en wat een fantastisch beeld wanneer ze jaren later, als volwassen vrouw, met hem uit gaat eten, en [...]

    23. *** 1/2"La danza è un'arte. E un'arte non s'impara. Bisogna averla nel sangue. Poi bisogna lavorare. Con me lavorerete ogni giorno e, credetemi, dovrete resistere. Se mi ascolterete e lavorerete con intelligenza, forse potrete diventare delle grandi ballerine.""Un artista è sempre insoddisfatto. Perché ricerca la perfezione. Ed è solo alla fine della sua vita che potrà rendersi conto del reale valore di ciò che ha realizzato."

    24. Esasında kitaba dair son derece duygusal bir şeyler yazacaktım ama sonradan bunun vücudumu esir olan mikrobun bende yarattığı hassasiyetle alakalı olduğunu düşündüm. Lakin nekahet dönemimi yaşadığım şu dönemde, kitabın hissettirdiği duygusallığın halen bâki olduğunu söylemem gerekir. Gerçek şu ki Bastien Vivès'i takip etmem gereken çizerler arasına acilen dahil etmeliyim.On numara, beş yıldız. Çok beğendim. Bu kadar çok beğendiğim eser de 5 yıldız alır [...]

    25. This was a very good graphic novel. As an aspiring dancer (taking auditions in the next few months) it's really nice to read about the hardships of a dancer's life. It's no joke, but you sacrifice it all because you love it. Nice art (not too sophisticated but it fits the story really well). Overall a quick and enjoyable read.

    26. This book was really entertaining and moving for me, it reminded me of the movie the black swan.I really enjoyed the relations between characters and the effortless drawings. I was really into the story

    27. Haunting graphics and surprisingly suspenseful. I kept on waiting for a climax but it didn’t come. A beautiful story about the trials and tribulations of the life of a professional dancer. Recommend for all those who love dance.

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