PDF Pyongyang


  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Pyongyang
  • Guy Delisle
  • English
  • 12 June 2018
  • 9780224079907

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Guy Delisle ↠ 4 Free read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Guy Delisle Summary Pyongyang Ung and his son Kim Jong Il the world's only Communist dynasty Delisle was able to observe than was intended of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encounteredHis 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 count. Guy Deslisle s Pyongyang provides a still rare look at NKorea the waking authoritarian nightmare from which millions of whispering prisoners are still hoping to wake while the majority of these prisoners were born in their jail cells and lack all context for imagining a better life The Kim Jong s tightly controlled censors filters made certain every trickle of online data passing through their servers firewalls could never threaten to destabilize the slapdash scaffolding propping up their towering illusions of NK Normalcy 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 favor of easier cheaper and better computer animation But North Korea s richest domestic crop is fear and paranoia and what with the insane dicktators and the nuclear bombs and all it s become their top export as well now the rest of the world can enjoy cold war type armageddon shivers with a spicy Korean flavor Hey man remember the 80 s You haven t lived until you ve escaped a post apocalyptic nightmare of the irradiated liuified skin organ variety Fun shit but we re nowhere near the glory days of nihilism circa 1984 Curiously we have walked ourselves like fucking sheep into a room with no exit as the sound of a massive steel bolt sliding into place with a clunk behind us signals we re trapped in a real world version of 1984 Despite all the glib cliched references to Orwell that way too many people consider close enough to actually reading the shit understanding it we re in the midst of living our own nightmare and Millennials lacking any pre digital age context think they re living Apple Google Facebook dream getting weepy at video of Steve Jobs blathering sales propaganda that makes the iPhone sound like the answer to disease hunger Pyongyang is going to be far less dire and dramatic than a native North Korean s account Westerners of course only get vague hints of the clockwork nightmare behind the curtain though portraits of the fat little wizard and his Pop were everywhere I guess Big Brother is the proper analogy since Pyongyang sure as hell isn t the Emerald City and there s nothing remotely similar to a yellow brick road unless it s the DMZ and Em City is Seoul On the other hand Kim Jong il and Kim Jong un are clearly munchkins Although he keeps the atmosphere light and entertaining and his artwork has a charming minimalistic style the creepiness of it all adds up to an unsettling look at the institutionalized madness of North Korea More Art book Reviews More Comic book Reviews More Novel Reviews

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Guy Delisle ↠ 4 Free read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Guy Delisle Summary Pyongyang 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 Pyongy. 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 aan insightful account of a travelwork experience in North Korea and ba 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 disappointed At the first overtly racist comment Delisle made on page 9 I began anticipating that he would start out being the typical Western douche bag only to learn a thing or two and redeem himself toward the end But somewhere between pages 28 45 that glimmer of hope began to fade I went back and started flagging all the unapologetic racism all the easy generalizations and depictions of North Koreans as completely subservient sub humans The comments Delisle makes are not only painful to read but they make me wish I could reach into the book and shake him for failing to see his own stupidity and ethnocentricism What s worse is that his racism and complete lack of cultural sensitivity are so deeply connected to his plain bad manners as a guest in someone else s country you would think he d have some moments of graciousness and tolerance let alone acceptance Here s a list of some the comments I flaggedAt the hotel It s got those good old standard rooms cold and impersonal just like they like them in Asia 9 So now he s the expert on the entire continent of Asia a region that can be lumped into one category stamping out any diversityAt a restaurant I don t mean to complain but this is the filthiest tablecloth I ve ever seenArgh And it s wet too My elbows are soaking Ugh This stuff the food on his plate is swimming in oil What They call this ice cream 20 He complains about the food throughout though there are a couple very brief moments where he acknowledges that many North Koreans do not have enough to eat This jackass filled his belly with food whenever he needed or wanted to Couldn t he at least devote some significant portion of this book discussing his ridiculous amount of privilegeAbout North Korean music on the radio The tunes sound like a cross between a national anthem and the theme song of a children s showlike a Barney remix of God Save the ueen or Oh Canada 28 He s constantly infantilizing North Koreans in their tastes and their political alliances as well as their interests and leisure activities It s always a pleasure in these countries to pay 5 for a lousy cup of instant coffee 35 What are these countries supposed to signify How many North Koreans have 5 to dispose of everyday Hey We ve got newcomers on the floorYou don t have to be psychic to know they re Chinese They leave the door open watch television in their underwearand yell to each other from room to room until late into the night 38He s angry because the chambermaid comes into his room while he s asleep to refill his water an important and kind gesture one might think regardless of the inconvenient time As though it s absolutely crucial the chambermaid comes at 7am sharp to bring my daily water rations The next frames show him fantasizing about dumping water on her as a way to keep her out Two trips to China have taught me to hand this kind of situation with detachment Mmgrm bitch gmrmm he mumbles in his sleep 44In reference to his guide and translator s enthusiasm for national landmarks and the country s leaders he asks Do they really believe the bullshit that s being forced down their throats 74 Couldn t he ask himself that uestion about Western media as well About Western politics and policies customs beliefs etc North Koreans are not the only people that are being suckered and duped in the world Not by a long shotAt a museum he notices The pick in the picture isn t the same as the one on the wall I think of mentioning it to our charming guide but why bother in a country that s devoid of common sense 102 Common sense So everyone should have a common idea of what common sense means How is this perspective any different from the let s flatten individuality and diversity missions of the North Korean leaders that Delisle seems to despise so deeply Even though it s a slow night a girl at the wicket pulls a long face and sighs as she takes my money Where else but in a Chinese casino 118 So all Chinese casino workers and ONLY Chinese casino workers are irritable with customer service He seems to say where else would you find crabby grumpy sulky workers but in China What a load of crap First of all why does he have such unrealistic expectations for customer service such a sense of entitlement and as if service industry labourers don t have off days or get grumpy ANYWHERE else I don t even understand how his thinking can be so insularHe visits an elementary school and some of the children put on a little improvised concert for him Behind their strained faces you sense all the concentration that goes into playing the music and especially into trying to keep up those miss world smiles The little savant monkeys are displayed with great pride 157 I CANNOT believe he refers to these children as savant monkeys no matter how facetious he s trying to be here there is absolutely no way this term is acceptable If he s such an expert on the entire Asian continent as he seems to claim he should know the very problematic nuances of these terms At a museum Our guide is truly stunning and listening to her graphic descriptions I think up a few tortures of my own that I wouldn t mind inflicting on her 169 It s incredible how connected Delisle s racism and misogyny really are his self righteous superior ethnocentric attitude toward North Koreans is inseparable from his description of North Korean woman as bitches in reference to the chambermaid or hyper sexualize play things that he might like to torture This is some seriously unchecked prejudice and sexismIt s as though Delisle feels that since he s been to Asia traveled and stayed in various countries for some time he s at liberty or even entitled to make all kinds of derogatory judgments and generalizations as he wants He comments at one point that he doesn t really make any North Korean friends and what a shock Who would want to befriend a guest that comes over and behaves like such a feeble narrow minded judgmental assholeI just can t believe that this book is being talked about in a positive light All it really seems to do is reify and reiterate the master narratives of Western colonizers traveling to foreign lands where barbarians and savages go about their lives in unthinking and uncivilized ways Who does Delisle think he is He should be deeply embarrassed by this book And tragically he could be a talented writer and cartoonist with so much to offer There s so much I could have taken away from reading this book and I knew that which is why I was compelled to read it to the end Unfortunately I was left with a very bitter taste I think Delisle owes the people of North Korea an enormous apology as well as all the people he hurt and offended who ve read this book and see right through his discriminatory and hateful claims and actionsI wrote the publisher a very long letter explaining why this book offended me and I asked them to forward the email directly to Delisle I m astounded at how many people on goodreads rated this book with 4 or 5 stars Didn t anyone else see the glaring racism here

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