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Corto Maltese: Fable De Venise (Corto Maltese #8)

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  475 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Costume de marin, cheveux bruns, anneau à l'oreille gauche. La silhouette élancée et élégante. Une lueur d'amusement et d'ironie bienveillante dans le regard. L'air de se tenir à distance. L'art d'observer choses et gens avec détachement. Certains le disent pirate. Lui se prétend gentilhomme de fortune... Ainsi apparaît Corto Maltese, fils d'une gitane andalouse et d'un ma ...more
75 pages
Published by Casterman (first published 1977)
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Michael de_Zayas
I've never read "Fable of Venice." This review is of a different book, not listed anywhere on the Goodreads site. But if you ever go to Venice, I urge you to meet me first; I will hand this other book to you. kate and I planned three days there this year; at the end of each we looked at each other and said "just one more day." Yes, the city. But really, because we were hooked on this book, which became the city for us. It's a sort of imaginary guide book, a treasure map with no destination, one ...more
Blu
Entra nelle storie cadendo dalle nuvole, parla con i pozzi e racconta le favole ai gatti. Un tipo strano questo Corto Maltese, ma... come si fa a non amarlo?
Psychophant
This book is both a great story and a love song to Venice, the beauty of the city, both real and imaginary, beautifully translated in images. Pratt not only makes us wish to visit the city, but transports us to that troublesome time after the Great War.

The story is good, but for me it is the most visually beautiful of the Corto Maltese books.
Tiago
Para qualquer amante de Banda desenhada, Corto Maltese de Hugo Pratt é um nome incontornável. Neste volume, a narrativa decorre na cidade de Venesa, esta recriada em imagem, com muito pormenor. É uma viagem linda à cidade e mais uma viagem à dimensão de Corto Maltese.
Vincent
Un classique de la BD lu en préparation d'un voyage à Venise. Cet album étonnant, entre songe et réalité, est une déclaration d'amour à Venise à ses mystères, ses légendes, son atmosphère. Ne vous attendez pas à une visite "touristique" de la Sérénissime mais à une flânerie dans les ruelles de la ville dans les pas de Corto.

Le dessin élégant de Hugo Pratt est au service d'une chasse au Trésor entre sociétés secrètes, chemises noires et aventuriers de tout poil. Un récit enlevé, érudit parfois m
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Irma
Corto goes to Venice to find a mysterious emerald and, along the way, he stumbles upon a masonic lodge, a gang of thieves, an aggressive police force and a genie (?!). I'm almost sorry to give this 3 stars because I liked the sketchy drawing style and the story was OK. Until the end that is, when we get a weird deus ex machina which seriously made me reread the last couple of pages over and over again because I thought I'd missed something. I've been told this is normal for Corto so maybe I'm ju ...more
Nickname
Il mio primo "Corto Maltese". Appena iniziata la lettura ero tentato di abbandonarlo e di dargli una stella, per vari motivi:
1) Trama confusionaria
2) Personaggi che saltano fuori dal nulla
3) Disegni e colori
Incredibilmente, proseguendo la lettura Corto Maltese ha convertito tutto in punti di forza... Venezia si adatta perfettamente ai colori ad acquerello e anche i disegni non sono così male.
La trama da confusionaria diventa una fiaba quasi mistica, intrecciata di misteri, riferimenti velati,
...more
Etnagigante
Classica storia su Corto Maltese, ambientata stavolta in una magica Venezia, tra fascisti e massoni.
Il marinaio di Pratt ha sempre il suo fascino eterno.
Greeneyes
Una storia magica. :)
Devero
"Favola di Venezia" appartiene già al periodo "onirico" di Pratt, mentre "L'Angelo..." è una storia ambientata durante la prima guerra mondiale, ma non è una storia di guerra. Piuttosto è un preludio di una storia.
Jussi Mononen
A though-provoking study on love, freemasonry, magic, and cultural history by the incomparable Hugo Pratt. I just wish he had elaborated the Cats' Genesis (in the Biblical sense) more.
James
Why is it so difficult to find Corto Maltese in English?
Giacomo
One of the best Corto Maltese stories of all times.
Elias Laura
svært at læse når man ikke kan fransk
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2014
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Hugo Pratt, was an Italian comic book creator who was known for combining strong storytelling with extensive historical research on works such as Corto Maltese. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2005.

More on Huge Pratts' work:
http://www.archivespratt.net/
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“Il y a, à Venise, trois lieux magiques et secrets : l'un dans la "rue de l'amour des amis", le deuxième près du "pont des merveilles" et le troisième dans le "sentier des marranes", près de San Geremia, dans le vieux ghetto. Quand les Vénitiens - parfois ce sont les Maltais - sont fatigués des autorités, ils vont dans ces lieux secrets et, ouvrant les portes au fond de ces cours, ils s'en vont pour toujours vers des pays merveilleux et vers d'autres histoires...” 3 likes
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