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Guy Delisle – Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly | 2007-05-01 | ISBN: 1897299214 | File kind: PDF | 192 pages | 101.78 mb
Famously referred to as an ‘Axis-of-Evil’ country, North Korea remains of probably the most secretive and mysterious nations within the world these days. A series of manmade and natural catastrophes have also left it of the poorest. When the fortress-like country recently opened the door a crack to foreign investment, cartoonist Guy Delisle discovered himself in its capital Pyongyang on a work visa for a French film animation business, becoming of the couple of Westerners to witness present conditions within the surreal showcase city. Armed with a smuggled radio along with a copy of 1984, Delisle could only explore Pyongyang and its countryside although chaperoned by his translator along with a guide. But among the statues, portraits and propaganda of leaders Kim Il-Sung and his son Kim Jong-Il – the world’s only Communist dynasty – Delisle was able to observe much more than was intended of the culture and lives of the couple of North Koreans he encountered. His astute and wry musings on life within the austere and grim regime form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. quot;Pyongyangquot; is an informative, personal and accessible take a look at an enigmatic country.