Pjongjang Guy Delisle on matkustanut Pohjois Korean p kaupunkiin ty skennell kseen paikallisella animaatioelokuvastudiolla T ss albumissa h n kertoo lukijoille arjestaan yhdess maailman salamyhk isimmist ja tyr

  • Title: Pjongjang
  • Author: Guy Delisle Saara Pääkkönen
  • ISBN: 9789510354841
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Guy Delisle on matkustanut Pohjois Korean p kaupunkiin ty skennell kseen paikallisella animaatioelokuvastudiolla T ss albumissa h n kertoo lukijoille arjestaan yhdess maailman salamyhk isimmist ja tyrannimaisimmin hallituista maista Propagandaa, automatisoituneesti k ytt ytyvi ihmisi , putipuhtaita, typ tyhji katuja kalseaan hotellihuoneeseen majoitettu Delisle lGuy Delisle on matkustanut Pohjois Korean p kaupunkiin ty skennell kseen paikallisella animaatioelokuvastudiolla T ss albumissa h n kertoo lukijoille arjestaan yhdess maailman salamyhk isimmist ja tyrannimaisimmin hallituista maista Propagandaa, automatisoituneesti k ytt ytyvi ihmisi , putipuhtaita, typ tyhji katuja kalseaan hotellihuoneeseen majoitettu Delisle l yt pian ymp rilt n kaikki totalitaarisen hallinnon elementit Piirt j seuraa jatkuvasti tulkki, joka ei saa p st h nt hetkeksik n silmist n ja joka kertoo h nelle, ettei maassa ole lainkaan vammaisia Vaikka Delislen ironinen ote saa lukijansa nauramaan, my s h nen tuntemansa paha olo v littyy tehokkaasti ruutujen v list Diktaattori Kim il Sungista, rakastetusta johtajasta, tulee albumin sivuilla yht hallitseva kuin pohjoiskorealaisten rakennusten seinill Delislen analyyttisyys ja kyky tehd tarkkoja huomioita tekev t h nest mestarillisen omael m kerrankirjoittajan WSOY on julkaissut h nelt aiemmin albumin Merkint j Burmasta 2008 , jossa h n raportoi kokemuksistaan toisessa diktatuurissa.

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    1. I don’t know where to begin describing this book. When I first read about it, I was so excited to get my hands on it because it sounded so intriguing. And with all the excellent write-ups people have given it, I was hopeful it would offer a)an insightful account of a travel/work experience in North Korea and b)a narrative that was somewhat self-aware and unlike so many travel logs by douche-baggy Westerners who have a superiority complex yet claim not to be racist. I’m so utterly disappointe [...]

    2. Just seen the news about Sony's movie The Interview and now I'm thinking - Uh oh - I hope this review doesn't get hacked and bring down with it! Because really, all I am trying to do is to lower the international temperature and turn those tears to smiles as we present a short musical selection we like to call MY BRILLIANT KOREAPresident Obama (dressed as a Mother Superior) :Have you met my good friend North Korea, The craziest nation on earth? You'll know it the minute you see it, You'll colla [...]

    3. This is a work of satire. Which means that trenchant wit, irony, sarcasm, parody or caricature is used to expose and discredit vice or folly, to ridicule conduct, doctrines, or institutions. When I read the reviews, I have the impression that people tend to forget this, or that they really don't like this genre. A considerable number of reviewers think the author is racist, misogynistic, self-righteous. I don't see him like that at all. His satire and politically incorrect jokes are lighthearted [...]

    4. It was ok. The subject matter and observations were pretty fascinating. But I LOATHED the artist's tone, and it was distracting. I found him to be disrespectful and xenophobic. Yes, I said disrespectful and I meant it. Sure, the North Korean government is responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in the world, and they deserve to be criticized. But the author chose to go there, chose to do business with them, and chose to allow the money he is getting paid for his work there to e [...]

    5. Delisle's Pyongyang experience is a little different from his other books because in the case of North Korea, Delisle is here to work on animation studies for a film. Apparently most major animation studios find animation devilishly expensive to produce in the home country and so go to lower-wage countries to do the in-between frames in a storyline so that the work is smooth and not herky-jerky.Foreigners are asked to come for short periods of time to keep an eye on the project and get the work [...]

    6. Guy Deslisle's 'Pyongyang' provides a rare and interesting look at the nation of whispering prisoners. Deslisle was an animator before he started making comics, and oddly enough, North Korea has been a world leader in cell animation for decades. This meant he was one of the few westerners to live the surreal life in Pyongyang, spending two months on a work visa. Animation is the most unlikely of North Korea's rare export success stories, and a dying one; cell animation continues to diminish in f [...]

    7. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea - originally published as 'Pyongyang' in French - by Canadian cartoonist Guy Delisle, is a travel memoir presented in a graphic novel format. The book presents the author’s personal experiences at 'Pyongyang', the capital of North Korea during his two months stay in 2001 working as a coordinator between a French animation company and SEK studio in North Korea. During this stay every movement of Guy Delisle was constantly accompanied and monitored by the stat [...]

    8. Una manera fácil y amena de aprender un poco más sobre el terrible régimen norcoreano. En este reportaje Delisle nos cuenta su propia experiencia en este país y resulta tan surrealsita que a veces no puedes evitar soltar alguna carcajada pero luego lo piensas y te dan ganas de llorar.

    9. I've been trying to read more books about North Korea because of recent news events. This is an interesting memoir by a Canadian artist who was sent to Pyongyang for his animation work. (Apparently a lot of animation is now done in Asia.) Delisle has a Western viewpoint, and he shares his cynicism about the endless propaganda and nationalism that is promoted in North Korea. Being a foreigner, he has several privileges that the citizens don't, such as access to more food and electricity, but ever [...]

    10. Reading this about the same time I read Persepolis 2 got me thinking about the differences between the experiences each author had traveling/living in another country. In Persepolis 2, the characters are a hodgepodge of flavors; in Pyongyang, there are two types: foreigner and native.Delisle seems blissfully unaware of his own prejudice and selfishness, which was what really made the book ring true. I mean, honestly - everyone thinks that his or her own belief system and way of life is "right." [...]

    11. This book should be renamed to A Journey of a Fucking Asshole because the author is an insufferable, racist, whiny dickbag of colossal proportions. I think I finally snapped after the author talks about how people in North Korea are going without food, only to turn around and complain that he's gaining weight from the oily food they serve him at his hotel. How the fuck can you be so insensitive to complain about being so well fed while others literally starve around you? How do you draw that and [...]

    12. I rated it 2 stars at first simply because I felt bad hating something a friend had lent me But I've gotta be honest, so this is getting a 1 star and a spot on my "hated list".I didn't even bother finishing it, I was just too annoyed by the author's tone, his racist and misogynist remarks and the very poor humor.This is not for me at all and I'd much rather be reading something else. Give it a try if you're curious (Delisle seems to be a very popular graphic novels writter) and see for yourself. [...]

    13. Guy Delisle je u Sjevernoj Koreji radio kao posrednik između francuske produkcijske kuće za animacije i sjevernokorejskog studija koji im je radio manje zahtjevnu animaciju. Proveo je dva mjeseca u Pyongyangu, a u istoimenom stripu je zabilježio svoje dojmove.Kako tehnologija napreduje s njom se razvija i reklamna industrija, tako da nam sve više vidike zaklanjaju raznim plakatima, a predviđa se da će u skoroj budućnosti plakati biti "inteligentni" i interaktivni, znat će tko im se pribl [...]

    14. I have to agree with some of the other reviews that call Delisle on his racism and misogyny. It wasn't even the kind of over-the-top, look-at-how-ridiculous-I-am-being, poking-fun-at-racism kind of racism that I've come to expect from so-called comedians and authors today. It was plain, old boring thinly veiled racism and misogyny. Objectifying women, calling them bitches, calling Korean children "monkeys", generalizing about "these" countries and all of Asia as if there is no diversity to be fo [...]

    15. This book is a true account of a French animator (Guy Delisle) who travels to North Korea to oversee a cartooning project. Since North Korea is one of the most closed nations on earth and is run by a totalitarian government, this insight into North Korean life is amazing and somewhat shocking. This is a graphic novel and Delisle’s drawings are simple but fun. The lack of freedom is at times heartbreaking, but there are plenty of humorous moments. Delisle also throws in some facts about the wor [...]

    16. I generally like Delisle's work. I like his drawing style, I find it rather charming and I like his slice of life stuff that informs the work. He is adept at throwing in little touches of humor, both visual and verbal, which I enjoy. But I gotta be honest here, there were points in this book where he came across as very smug and condescending towards North Koreans. Dehumanizing. It was surprising and disappointing, I guess I didn't expect that from him, and I found it disrespectful and I think i [...]

    17. Bit different than other graphic novels I read. There is no classical storyline, plots twists or punchline.This is kind of memoir from one of not many foreigners who had visited North Korea and brief window into bleak realty of country surgically removed from the rest of the world.

    18. Go read Lilburninbean's review. She pretty much does an excellent job summing up.I forced myself to finish this graphic novel and felt like smacking the guy upside the head Boo hoo hoo, poor French Canadian dude has to spend a few months in North Korea, living what is a very good life and eating very well compared to other North Koreans, but whining through it. Acting like a pretty standard spoiled, holier-than-thou Westerner. It is a poor, unenlightening account that doesn't bring you any close [...]

    19. I wanted to like this. I expected to like this, honestly. I tried, I really did, but I just couldn't. I really enjoy graphic novels, I enjoy them when they are non-fiction, and I have been wanting to read travel memoirs since it's am unexplored and fascinating topic for me. This should have been a good fit.The art was enjoyable in a simplistic way and there was a moment or two I smiled at a bit. I did learn a nit about North Korea that I didn't already know, which is always a plus. It did make m [...]

    20. Un punto di vista distortoUn viaggio di lavoro dell'autore si trasforma in un'occasione per scoprire e per descrivere la Corea del Nord, con le sue stranezze e le sue peculiarità. Come quella del Presidente, che è rimasto in carica anche dopo la sua morte. O il fatto che gli abitanti dello stato con il quarto esercito al mondo siano affamati e in povertà. O che la Corea del Nord sia l'unico stato al mondo senza internet e telefoni cellulari. Ho trovato interessante l'argomento (che ora tra l' [...]

    21. I see a lot of quibbling here about whether or not the author is an asshole. Mostly it's along the lines of "he called the water delivery woman a bitch; he's an asshole" vs. "no he didn't and no he isn't." And so on. Y'all are missing the point* -- he's an epic, amoral, complicit asshole just for taking the job in the first place. The reason for widespread boycotting of North Korea, even by aid organizations, is that economic activity doesn't help the people. Bringing economic activity to North [...]

    22. I have a real interest in the very secretive communist country of North Korea and this illustrated book was a very original and suitably quirky way of providing the reader with an insight into the life of a foreign worker in NK's capital city Pyongyang.The book was really easy to pick up and read, although a little hard to put down with a lack of clear chapter divides. Considering that photographs and reports of the country are so heavily censored and restricted, Delisle very creatively illustra [...]

    23. A lot of interesting observations, but not much insight, in this comic-book-memoir. Guy Delisle was a French-Canadian cartoonist, working for an animation company in North Korea. As a rare Western glimpse inside that country, the book is valuable, and Delisle's spare cartooning creates a feeling of other-worldly bleakness. But as a story, there's not much to it, and Delisle and his European friends come off as bitter, smug jerks who joke constantly at the expense of their Korean guides and inter [...]

    24. Esta semana escrevi para o IGN um texto* sobre a diferença entre contar histórias baseadas na realidade e na fantasia, defendendo que o facto de basear as histórias numa “verdade”, não as torna mais relevantes. O que digo aí não podia assentar melhor no problema com que me deparei ao ler "Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea", um livro de banda desenhada escrito por Guy Deslile, no qual relata os dois meses que passou na Coreia do Norte a trabalhar num filme de animação.“Pyongyang [...]

    25. Not bad. The graphics are good. But having said that, Guy Delisle's work fails to shed any new light about the life of people living in North Korea. It might have been a revealing work when it was first published but almost all the things mentioned in the book about North Korea could be found easily on the internet in present times. Being a cartoonist, Guy Delisle visited North Korea for 2 months on a work visa to supervise the animation of a children's cartoon show. And yes, it also seem to me [...]

    26. While the trip described in this book was taken at least 16 years ago, these vignettes, presented in graphic style, ring true with more contemporary literature.Delisle shows the massive empty buildings, the “volunteers” planting crops, the many portraits of and monuments to of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Wherever he goes he is followed by at least a minder and usually a translator and a guide. The translator has internalized the country’s propaganda, and Delisle has several portrayals of [...]

    27. I finished this during the Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon in October 2015. This is the second Delisle graphic novel I've picked up. I enjoyed The Chronicles of Jerusalem a lot more than this one. I was lucky to have read it in French so I must say the tone of this graphic novel is a bit too snide at times. I found the information on North Korea very interesting and the artwork is really good too. Dells is definitely a very creative artist of graphic novels. However he should have toned down the sarca [...]

    28. Un libro espectacular por el entorno en el que se desarrolla la historia, pero sin mucha historia que contar. El autor narra de forma anodina una sucesión de cosas en su mayoría anodinas, durante su estancia en el territorio más anodino (a la fuerza) del planeta. Lo importante que se extrae es lo que no se cuenta, lo que uno entrevé atando los cabos sueltos que el autor muestra desordenados.Tres estrellas van por conseguir estar ahí, soportarlo, y atreverse a contarlo. Las dos que faltan ll [...]

    29. I remember a comment by Viktor Frankl about how the humor in the concentration camps was a form of "gallows humor", which best describes what it feels like when joking about North Korea. This book is essentially a travelogue about probably one of the most drab and yet bizarre places a westerner could possibly visit. The black and white penciling capture the drab while the drawing style captures the bizarre. Though there isn't much of a storyline, other than the author's quirky observations on th [...]

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