Nothing to Envy
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Nothing to Envy
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- Nothing to Envy
- Statement of responsibility
- Barbara Demick
- trueKim, Il-song, 1912-1994
- true20th century -- 1901 -- 2000
- trueHistory writing -- Asia | North and South Korea
- trueGovernment services
- trueKim, Chong-il, 1942-2011
- Current Events
- trueLife stories -- People in history | Witness to history
- trueNorth Korea
- trueNorth Korea -- Economic conditions
- trueLife stories -- Facing adversity | War and oppression
- trueCollective biographies
- trueNorth Korea -- Social conditions
- An eye-opening account of life inside North Korea—a closed world of increasing global importance—hailed as a "tour de force of meticulous reporting" (The New York Review of Books) NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTNATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST In this landmark addition to the literature of totalitarianism, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il (the father of Kim Jong-un), and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. She takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors, and through meticulous and sensitive reporting we see her subjects fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we witness their profound, life-altering disillusionment with the government and their realization that, rather than providing them with lives of abundance, their country has betrayed them.Praise for Nothing to Envy"Provocative . . . offers extensive evidence of the author's deep knowledge of this country while keeping its sights firmly on individual stories and human details."—The New York Times "Deeply moving . . . The personal stories are related with novelistic detail."—The Wall Street Journal "A tour de force of meticulous reporting."—The New York Review of Books "Excellent . . . humanizes a downtrodden, long-suffering people whose individual lives, hopes and dreams are so little known abroad."—San Francisco Chronicle "The narrow boundaries of our knowledge have expanded radically with the publication of Nothing to Envy. . . . Elegantly structured and written, [it] is a groundbreaking work of literary nonfiction."—John Delury, Slate "At times a page-turner, at others an intimate study in totalitarian psychology."—The Philadelphia Inquirer
- BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, 2010.
- ALA Notable Book, 2011.
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- no index present
- Literary form
- non fiction
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