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Pyongyang : A Journey in North Korea

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In 2001, cartoonist Guy Delisle lived in the capital of North Korea for two months on a work visa for a French film company. In this remarkable graphic novel, Delisle recorded what he was able to see of the culture and lives of one of the last remaining totalitarian communist societies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 157.48 x 218.44 x 12.7mm | 294.83g
  • DRAWN & QUARTERLY
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1897299214
  • 9781897299210
  • 12,596

Review quote

"Guy Delisle is a wry 37-year-old French Canadian cartoonist whose work for a French animation studio requires him to oversee production at various Pacific Rim studios on the grim frontiers of free trade. His employer puts him up for months at a time in 'cold and soulless' hotel rooms where he suffers the usual maladies of the long-term boarder: cultural and linguistic alienation, boredom, and cravings for Western food and real coffee. Delisle depicts these sojourns into the heart of isolation in [the] brilliant 'graphic novel' . . . "Pyongyang."" --"Foreign Affairs"show more

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14,702 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (6,100)
3 22% (3,299)
2 5% (732)
1 1% (218)

Our customer reviews

I really enjoyed this book, it presented an even account of North Korea as seen by and told by one man, not a political bureau. The art style is unique but enjoyable, and the book is well-written. Overall, a recommended read for anybody interested in North Korea or slightly quirky, sometimes funny, well-written non-fiction comics.show more
by Marko Maric
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