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Pyongyang : : a Journey in North Korea

Delisle, Guy. Graphic Novel - 2005 Adult Graphic Novel / Delisle, Guy, Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction / General / Delisle, Guy 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.4 out of 5

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Call Number: Adult Graphic Novel / Delisle, Guy, Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction / General / Delisle, Guy
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Traverwood Branch, Westgate Branch

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Translation of: Pyongyang.
One of the few Westerners granted access to North Korea documents his observations of the secretive society in this graphic travelogue that depicts the cultural alienation, boredom, and desires of ordinary North Koreans.

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Wonderfully Sparse and Engrossing submitted by eli on January 22, 2007, 12:42am Westerner's stories about time spent in the DPRK (right? DPRK?) are usually gripping reading, like an Orwell or Carroll story made real. Guy Delisle's wonderful comic about his shift in North Korea as the quality supervisor for a french animation project that was being tweened by a State Animation Studio gives you a real sense of the isolation and ghost-town nature of the setting, with lots of great little details and outstanding pacing. It's a quick, rewarding read, especially if you liked Perseopolis.

Must reading if you are interested in North Korea submitted by wfzimmerman on June 28, 2007, 11:33am And you should be interested in North Korea, because its roughly 22 million people suffer under the most frightful authoritarian regime. It is hard to know what is more devastating, their poverty or their isolation.

Beautifully observed and narrated.

Beautifully done & educational, too submitted by sueij on August 25, 2014, 1:54pm Having just read _Nothing to Envy_ by Barbara Demick, this was particularly interesting as another view of the generally unseen world of North Korea. It matches Demick's telling very well, but from another angle (focused within the capital city of Pyongyang), one that is made to show off to foreigners and look perfect. But Delisle still managed to see through a few of the cracks and tells of what isn't exactly as perfect as it seems.

Beautifully done, and the graphic novel format is well utilized as well.

Relevant and Engaging submitted by Avliss on August 30, 2017, 11:37am A quick, but very interesting read. Delisle's illustrations are sparse and help recreate the atmosphere of isolation and anxiety that seems pervasive in North Korea. If you're interested in learning more about North Korea, this is a good starting point.