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Ethel & Ernest

Ethel & Ernest

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The story is a chronological progression through poignant moments in the home lives of the titular couple, from when they first meet in 1928 to their deaths in 1971. For his contribution as a children's illustrator Briggs was a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1984. Read about how Ethel always fusses over him as mothers always will, while Ernest moderates as fathers always will. pero que quienes la vimos recordamos muy nítidamente los primeros minutos en los que, a modo casi de cortometraje paralelo al film, se narra la vida de un matrimonio en unas pocas escenas y se condensa en algunos minutos una preciosa e inolvidable historia de amor. So I am glad to have read this rather different story about how Briggs imagines his parents's 43 years together.

Immaginatevi una vita con piccole e grandi soddisfazioni (una vasca da bagno tutta per loro, un giardino, un figlio che si diploma) e con piccole e grandi paure (il figlio che si iscrive alla scuola d’arte - che futuro potrà mai avere? They survive the depression of the 30s, World War II and the havoc it wreaks on Londoners, the economic downturn and rationing that follows, and the "love generation" of the 60s. They kind of represent most British people's grandparents I would imagine, or maybe even great-grandparents. The BOOK has been inscribed by the author to the title page : 'For Anthony May, with best wishes, Raymond Briggs, 23 March 2001'.In the UK, the film was repeated on BBC Two on 10 August 2022, in light of the news of Briggs' death coming earlier that day. Whilst the story was heart-warming and quite tender in places, I couldn't help but notice the political discrepancies between them. This is a loving tribute to his parents and also a cultural and social history of sorts, from roughly 1930 through 1970.

I just feel that Ethel sometimes came across as someone who thought she was better than others which diminished the affinity I had with her. In telling the story of his parents' lives, and how he entered the picture, he makes their fairly ordinary lives seem extraordinary and makes any reader feel there is part of their life in there somewhere. If you loved this review or would like to check out other iconic graphic novels here is the link of where I am discovering these books. It's this style which allows him to make such striking statements, and which got him onto last year's Christmas stamps. Vanaf hun eerste toevallige ontmoeting in 1928, toen Ethel nog een dienstmeisje en Ernest melkboer was.The illustrations were beautiful and reminiscent of Briggs' other masterpiece, The Snowman, and the ending was very, very poignant.

Ho provato molte emozioni diverse: mi sono divertita, mi sono affezionata a questa dolce e simpatica coppia, ho avuto paura con loro e per loro, e mi sono sentita terribilmente triste, quasi svuotata, quando tutto è finito. Briggs' portrait of his parents is a strange book - without real plot or narrative, it jumps from one situation to another in a disjointed and unique style, capturing small vignettes of twentieth century life but never quite expanding on them. When they first meet in 1920s London, Ethel is in her mid 30s, and working as a lady's maid for a respectable upper class family.It was a quick read - it took me about half an hour - so I would recommend it if you like comic strips that are well drawn and are rather amusing.



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