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Blue is the warmest color /
Julie Maroh ; translation by Ivanka Hahnenberger.
imprint
Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013.
description
156 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9781551525143 (pbk.)
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imprint
Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013.
Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, c2013.
isbn
9781551525143 (pbk.)
general note
Translation of: Le bleu est une couleur chaude.
catalogue key
9016815
 
Issued also in electronic format.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2013-09-13:
French creator Maroh's Audience Award-winning graphic novel is a sincere love story told through the journal entries of Clementine, spanning her years in high school to adulthood. Despite Clementine's unhappy attempts at having a "normal" relationship with a boy, there is love at first sight when she sees the confident blue-haired Emma. Eventually, they meet and begin a relationship characterized by deep love but haunted by Clementine's difficulty in accepting herself and the depression brought on by her parents' and classmates' homophobia. Maroh's use of color is deliberate enough to be eye-catching in a world of grey tones, with Emma's bright blue hair capturing Clementine's imagination, but is used sparingly enough that it supports and blends naturally with the story. Verdict Even though the setting is dated, Paris in the mid-1990s, and the fight for LGBT rights is just beginning to gain public awareness, the electric emotions of falling in love and the difficult process of self-acceptance will resonate with all readers. Some nudity and brief sex scenes are depicted. The French film version of the graphic novel won the 2013 Palme d'Or, the highest honor awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, which may draw general interest.-Marlan Brinkley, Atlanta-Fulton P.L. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2013-09-16:
Love is a beautiful punishment in Maroh's paean to confusion, passion, and discovery. Clementine, a high school student, is in the midst of an identity crisis when she locks eyes with older, blue-haired Emma on the street. That moment keeps bubbling up in Clementine's dreams, drawing her toward a romantic truth that neither she, her family, nor her friends can or want to understand. Maroh's moody, exaggerated drawings and cool-hued colors give everything a dreamlike patina. Adolescent identity-seeking plays out against a mixture of heart-thumping decisions and brief but steam-heated romantic interludes. Maroh twists this potentially diagrammatic love story into a more operatic affair by telling it all in flashback, as Emma reads Clementine's diaries under the glowering eyes of her beloved's parents, who blame Emma for their daughter's death. Translated from the French, Maroh's graphic novel has already been adapted into a film that won the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year. Controversy over the film's explicit love scenes (criticized by some, including Maroh herself, for being too voyeuristic and unromantic) will likely result in a lot of interest in this elegantly impassioned love story. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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"A hymn to love." Le Figaro
A hymn to love. Le Figaro
"A hymn to love." - Le Figaro "A sensitively told narrative." - Tetu Magazine
"A hymn to love." -- Le Figaro "A sensitively told narrative." -- Tetu Magazine
"A hymn to love." -- Le Figaro "A sensitively told narrative." -- Tetu Magazine " Blue Is the Warmest Color captures the entire life of a relationship in affecting and honest style." -- Comics Worth Reading A lovely and wholehearted coming-out story ... the illustrations are infused with genuine, raw feeling. Wide-eyed Clementine wears every emotion on her sleeve, and teens will understand her journey perfectly. -- Kirkus Reviews
A lovely and wholehearted coming-out story ... the illustrations are infused with genuine, raw feeling. Wide-eyed Clementine wears every emotion on her sleeve, and teens will understand her journey perfectly. Kirkus Reviews
"A sensitively told narrative." Tetu Magazine
A sensitively told narrative. Tetu Magazine
This is a masterful and compellingly human story that will astound lovers, loving grown-ups and all lovers of comics narrative. Yes, there is a movie, but for pity#146;s sake read this first... Read This Now (UK)
Well worth reading ... Blue Is the Warmest Color captures the entire life of a relationship in affecting and honest style. Comics Worth Reading
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Clementine is a shy young woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets Emma, a confident, punky girl.
Main Description
Blue Angel is a tender, bittersweet, full-colour graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth, rebellion and the eternal light of desire. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems 'normal' enough: she has friends, family and even a boyfriend. When her openly gay best friend takes her to a gay bar, she becomes captivated by Emma, a punkish, confident girl with blue hair, an event that leads Clementine to discover new aspects of herself, both passionate and tragic.
Main Description
Blue Angel is a tender, bittersweet, full-colour graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth, rebellion and the eternal light of desire. Clemintine is a junior in high school who seems 'normal' enough: she has friends, family and even a boyfriend. When her openly gay best friend takes her to a gay bar, she becomes captivated by Emma, a punkish, confident girl with blue hair, an event that leads Clemintine to discover new aspects of herself, both passionate and tragic.
Main Description
Blue is the Warmest Color is a tender, bittersweet, full-colour graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth, rebellion and the eternal light of desire. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems 'normal' enough: she has friends, family and even a boyfriend. When her openly gay best friend takes her to a gay bar, she becomes captivated by Emma, a punkish, confident girl with blue hair, an event that leads Clementine to discover new aspects of herself, both passionate and tragic.
Main Description
Clementine is a junior in high school who seems "normal" enough: she has friends, family, and even a boyfriend. But she can't reciprocate his feelings toward her, so she breaks up with him. When her openly gay best friend takes her to a gay bar, she becomes captivated by Emma, a punkish, confident girl with blue hair, an event that leads Clementine to discover new aspects of herself, both passionate and tragic. Blue Angel is a tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth, rebellion, and the eternal light of desire. First published in French by Belgium#146;s Glénat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe's largest. A live-action, French-language film version of Blue Angel , entitled Le bleu est une couleur chaude , will be released in Europe this fall, with a North American release date to follow in 2014.
Main Description
Clementine is a junior in high school who seems "normal" enough: she has friends, family, and even a boyfriend. But she can't reciprocate his feelings toward her, so she breaks up with him. When her openly gay best friend takes her to a gay bar, she becomes captivated by Emma, a punkish, confident girl with blue hair, an event that leads Clementine to discover new aspects of herself, both passionate and tragic. Blue Is the Warmest Color is a tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth, rebellion, and the eternal light of desire. First published in French by Belgium#146;s Glénat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe's largest. A live-action, French-language film version of Blue Is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. Directed by director Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, the film generated wide praise as well as controversy for its explicit scenes. It will released in North America in the fall of 2013 through Sundance Selects/IFC Films (USA) and Mongrel Media (Canada).
Main Description
In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth and rebellion and the eternal light of desire.First published in French by Belgiums Glenat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, Europes largest.Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France.
Main Description
In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth and rebellion and the eternal light of desire. First published in French by Belgium's Glénat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe's largest. Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France.
Main Description
In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth, rebellion, and the eternal light of desire. First published in French by Belgium's Glénat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe's largest. Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France.
Main Description
The live-action French film version of Blue is the WarmestColor was the winner of the Palm D#146;or at Cannes 2013. Originally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude , Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling inlove, and coming out. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average enough: she has friends, family, and the romantic attention of the boys in her school. When her openly gay best friendtakes her out on the town, she wanders into a lesbian bar where she encounters Emma: a punkish, confident girl with blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, and Clementine find herself in arelationship that will test her friends, parents, and her own ideas about herself and her identity. Vividly illustrated and beautifully told, Blue Is the Warmest Color isa brilliant, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love. It is a lesbian love story that crackles with the energy of youth, rebellion, and desire. First published in French by Belgium#146;s Glénat, the book has wonseveral awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe#146;s largest. A live-action, French-language film version of Blue Is the WarmestColor won the Palme d#146;Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013.Directed by director Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, the film generated wide praise as well as controversy for its explicit scenes. It will be released in North America in the fall of 2013 through Sundance Selects/IFC Films (USA) and Mongrel Media (Canada) as well as other countries around the world, including the UK and Ireland (Artificial Eye) and Australia (Transmission Films).
Main Description
The live-action French film version of Blue is the WarmestColor won the Palme D#146;or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Originally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude , Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling inlove, and coming out. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average enough: she has friends, family, and the romantic attention of the boys in her school. When her openly gay best friendtakes her out on the town, she wanders into a lesbian bar where she encounters Emma: a punkish, confident girl with blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, and Clementine find herself in arelationship that will test her friends, parents, and her own ideas about herself and her identity. Vividly illustrated and beautifully told, Blue Is the Warmest Color isa brilliant, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love. It is a lesbian love story that crackles with the energy of youth, rebellion, and desire. First published in French by Belgium#146;s Glénat, the book has wonseveral awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe#146;s largest. The live-action, French-language film version of Blue Is the WarmestColor won the Palme d#146;Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013.Directed by director Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, the film generated wide praise as well as controversy for its explicit scenes. It will be released in North America in the fall of 2013 through Sundance Selects/IFC Films (USA) and Mongrel Media (Canada) as well as other countries around the world, including the UK and Ireland (Artificial Eye) and Australia (Transmission Films).
Main Description
The original graphic novel adapted into the film "Blue Is the Warmest Color," winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth and rebellion and the eternal light of desire. First published in French by Belgium's Glenat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, Europe's largest. The live-action, French-language film version of the book, entitled "Blue Is the Warmest Color," won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. Directed by director Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, the film generated both wide praise and controversy. It will be released in the US through Sundance Selects/IFC Films. Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France.
Main Description
The original graphic novel adapted into the film Blue Is the Warmest Color , winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth and rebellion and the eternal light of desire. First published in French by Belgium's Glénat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe's largest. The live-action, French-language film version of the book, entitled Blue Is the Warmest Color , won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. Directed by director Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, the film generated both wide praise and controversy. It will be released in the US through Sundance Selects/IFC Films. Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France.

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