Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

by Guy Delisle

June 16, 2008 | Hardcover

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A westerner''s visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel.
Famously referred to as one of the "Axis of Evil" countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation''s capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered; his findings form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. "Pyongyang "is an informative, personal, and accessible look at a dangerous and enigmatic country.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 3.43 × 2.53 × 0.39 in

Published: June 16, 2008

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1896597890

ISBN - 13: 9781896597898

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Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

by Guy Delisle

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 3.43 × 2.53 × 0.39 in

Published: June 16, 2008

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1896597890

ISBN - 13: 9781896597898

About the Book

A westerner's visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel.
Famously referred to as one of the "Axis of Evil" countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation's capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered; his findings form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. "Pyongyang "is an informative, personal, and accessible look at a dangerous and enigmatic country.

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A westerner''s visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel.
Famously referred to as one of the "Axis of Evil" countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation''s capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered; his findings form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. "Pyongyang "is an informative, personal, and accessible look at a dangerous and enigmatic country.

About the Author

Guy Delisle usually works in France. His four graphic novels include Shenzhen, about his travels to China. Pyongyang is his first graphic novel in English.

Editorial Reviews

"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"
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