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Shenzhen : A Travelogue from China

By (author) Guy Delisle , Translated by Helge Dascher

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"Shenzhen "is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle's observations of life in urban southern China, sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. He brings to life the quick pace of Shenzhen's crowded streets. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels, Delisle skillfully notes the differences between Western and Eastern cultures, while also conveying his compassion for the simple freedoms that escape his colleagues in the Communist state.

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152.4 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • 24 Apr 2012
  • DRAWN & QUARTERLY
  • Montraeal
  • English
  • 1770460799
  • 9781770460799
  • 36,722

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Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator. His most recent book is "Jerusalem."

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Praise for "Pyongyang": "[Delisle] cloaks his tale with a compassionate cynicism that cushions the bleak horrors of this totalitarian "Lost in Translation." [Grade: ] A-." "--Entertainment Weekly"" ""Books like . . . Guy Delisle's "Pyongyang"--are held up not only as great literature but also as instructive guides to global conflict zones." "--Newsweek"" ""Delisle has drawn an unforgettable picture of Pyongyang." "--Time"

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