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Date of issue: 2013
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Correspondente do jornal Los Angeles Times em Seul, capital da Coreia do Sul, entre 2001 e 2006, a jornalista americana Barbara Demick fez uma exaustiva pesquisa de documentos, fotos e vídeos e entrevistou dissidentes e refugiados norte-coreanos que haviam fugido para a Coreia do Sul ou para a China. Pontuadas por informações gerais sobre a economia e a cultura do país, as histórias de Nada a invejar - título irônico extraído de um hino ufanista norte-coreano - se entrelaçam para formar um painel bastante vívido do cotidiano na Coreia dos ditadores Kim Il-sung (1912-94) e Kim Jong-il (1942-2011), pai e filho que reinaram absolutos por mais de seis décadas e ainda perpetuam seu legado autoritário na figura do herdeiro Kim Jong-un.

Uma das virtudes do livro é mostrar como o culto à personalidade dos tiranos foi forjado numa mistura peculiar de marxismo-leninismo mal digerido com as tradições religiosas e populares locais. O controle absoluto da vida pessoal, que faz de cada vizinho (ou mesmo um familiar) potencial espião e delator, perpassa os relatos de todos os personagens entrevistados, assim como as dificuldades materiais e a fome - sobretudo depois da crise de escassez dos anos 1990 -, as marcas da guerra entre as Coreias e as parcas perspectivas de progresso educacional ou profissional.

Uma realidade sufocante que não exclui, porém, o humor, os gestos de altruísmo e solidariedade ou os sonhos de liberdade. Com uma escrita ágil e envolvente, que atesta o ótimo domínio das técnicas narrativas literárias, a autora conduz os leitores pela experiência fascinante de espiar a vida de uma das sociedades mais isoladas e reprimidas do planeta.

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Ebook Nada a invejar: Vidas comuns na Coreia do Norte read Online! Barbara Demick is an American journalist. She is currently Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood (Andrews & McMeel, 1996). Her next book, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, was published by Spiegel & Grau/Random House in December 2009 and Granta Books in 2010.

Demick was correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer in Eastern Europe from 1993 to 1997. Along with photographer John Costello, she produced a series of articles that ran 1994-1996 following life on one Sarajevo street over the course of the war in Bosnia. The series won the George Polk Award for international reporting, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for international reporting and was a finalist for the Pulitzer in the features category. She was stationed in the Middle East for the newspaper between 1997 and 2001.

In 2001, Demick moved to the Los Angeles Times and became the newspaper's first bureau chief in Korea. Demick reported extensively on human rights in North Korea, interviewing large numbers of refugees in China and South Korea. She focused on economic and social changes inside North Korea and on the situation of North Korean women sold into marriages in China. She wrote an extensive series of articles about life inside the North Korean city of Chongjin. In 2005, Demick was a co-winner of the American Academy of Diplomacy's Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting & Analysis on Foreign Affairs. In 2006, her reports about North Korea won the Overseas Press Club's Joe and Laurie Dine Award for Human Rights Reporting and the Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Asian Journalism. That same year, Demick was also named print journalist of the year by the Los Angeles Press Club. In 2010, she won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for her work, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. The book was also nominated for the U.S.'s most prestigious literary prize, the National Book Award.

Demick was a visiting professor at Princeton University in 2006-2007 teaching Coverage of Repressive Regimes through the Ferris Fellowship at the Council of the Humanities. She moved to Beijing for the Los Angeles Times in 2007 and became Beijing bureau chief in early 2009. Demick was one of the subjects of a 2005 documentary Press Pass to the World by McCourry Films.


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