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Fable de Venise (Corto Maltese #8)

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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
104 pages
Published by Casterman (first published 1977)
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Philippe Malzieu
Apr 14, 2015 Philippe Malzieu rated it it was amazing
Venice is a black book, an alchemical treaty, an athanor. Corto course the city. It is a search. He seeks the clavicle of Solomon, a mythical object for the freemasons. Of course he will not find it. but that does not have any importance.

"Point n'est besoin d'espérer pour entreprendre, ni de réussir pour persévérer" Guillaume I° Orange

(No need to hope in order to undertake, nor to succeed in order to persevere)
Rui Alves de Sousa
Mais uma divertida aventura de Corto Maltese, com Hugo Pratt no seu melhor: no relato das lendas, na mistura entre os sonhos e a caça ao tesouro, e no magnífico leque de personagens que se cruzam com o protagonista.
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
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.
May 02, 2012 Tiago rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 11, 2014 Blu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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?
Jun 04, 2011 Nickname rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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,
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
Jun 21, 2015 Unagna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ho amato: gli acquerelli, le ombre, i gatti, i riflessi sull'acqua, le porte che conducono ad altre fiabe, le leggende cristiano arabe bizantine.
È un'avventura favolosa.
Avete presente Indiana Jones e l'ultima crociata? C'è lo stesso grado di mistero da decifrare, ma con molta più eleganza, romanticismo, malinconia, sottigliezza, onirismo che non nello spirito americano.
Probabilmente è un'ingannevole ritratto di Venezia che, se la visitassimo dopo aver letto questa favola, ci renderebbe delusi.
Damien Travel
Oct 01, 2015 Damien Travel rated it it was amazing
Venice is also one of the magical places to which Corto Maltese regularly comes back during his travels around the globe. In “Fable of Venice”, Hugo Pratt, leads us in the secret corners of the city. While the Fascists are starting to take power, Corto is looking for a legendary emerald which is mentioned the antique, byzantine, arabic and masonic traditions. But how much of this is just sheer madness or maybe then theater?

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May 07, 2014 Vincent rated it really liked it
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

(Corto Maltese)
Non ho gridato
“Viva qualcuno”, sono
divenuto antipatico a
qualcun altro e cosi’ ho
dovuto difendermi e
fuggire, sono tempi
(da qualche parte)

(Corto Maltese)
Me ne andro’ cosi’...
tanto per
(da qualche parte)
Nov 11, 2013 Devero rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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.
Evey Morgan
Apr 11, 2015 Evey Morgan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Me ha parecido aburrido hasta el límite. Puedo añadir poco más. Historia insulsa, trama floja... en fin. Para olvidar.
Jussi Mononen
Aug 06, 2011 Jussi Mononen rated it it was amazing
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.
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.
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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.

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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...” 4 likes
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