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The Resource Pyongyang : a journey in North Korea, Guy Delisle ; [translated by Helge Dascher]

Pyongyang : a journey in North Korea, Guy Delisle ; [translated by Helge Dascher]

Label
Pyongyang : a journey in North Korea
Title
Pyongyang
Title remainder
a journey in North Korea
Statement of responsibility
Guy Delisle ; [translated by Helge Dascher]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Famously referred to as an "Axis-of-Evil" country, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. A series of manmade and natural catastrophes have also left it one of the poorest. When the fortress-like country recently opened the door a crack to foreign investment, cartoonist Guy Delisle found himself in its capital of Pyongyang on a work visa for a French film animation company, becoming one of the few Westerners to witness current conditions in the surreal showcase city. Armed with a smuggled radio and a copy of 1984, Delisle could only explore Pyongyang and its countryside while chaperoned by his translator and 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 more than was intended of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered. His astute and wry musings on life in the austere and grim regime form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. Pyongyang is an informative, personal, and accessible look at an enigmatic country
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Summary
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
Tone
Illustration
Award
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2007
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2006
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Awards note
American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Association--YALSA--Best Books for Young Adults (2006); American Library Association-YA (2006).
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139417
Cataloging source
UBY
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Delisle, Guy
Dewey number
741.5/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6733.D44
LC item number
P9 2005
Literary form
comic strips
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1965-
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Dascher, Helge
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True
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  • Graphic novels
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • Corée du Nord
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a journey in North Korea
Label
Pyongyang : a journey in North Korea, Guy Delisle ; [translated by Helge Dascher]
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm58930465
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st hardcover ed.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9781896597898
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58930465
Label
Pyongyang : a journey in North Korea, Guy Delisle ; [translated by Helge Dascher]
Publication
Control code
ocm58930465
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st hardcover ed.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9781896597898
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58930465

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