PYONGYANG - A JOURNEY IN NORTH KOREA

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Famously referred to as part of the 'Axis-of-Evil', 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 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.


  • Auteur(s)

    Guy Delisle

  • Éditeur

    Jonathan Cape

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    05/10/2006

  • EAN

    9780224079907

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    192 Pages

  • Longueur

    21.5 cm

  • Largeur

    15.5 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1 cm

  • Poids

    307 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Guy Delisle

Guy Delisle est né en 1966 à Québec. Après des études en arts animation au Sheridan College de Toronto, il travaille pour différents studios à travers le monde. Son premier livre Réflexion est publié par L'Association en 1996. Il débute en 2001 une série dans la collection Poisson Pilote des éditions Dargaud: Inspecteur Moroni. Son travail prend un véritable envol avec la publication de ses expériences de superviseur d'animation en Asie, fournissant ainsi matière à Shenzhen et Pyongyang édités par L'Association.

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