Kim Jong Il Gives On-the-Spot Guidance to Hamhung University of Medicine

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to Hamhung University of Medicine.
    He first went round the monument to the on-the-spot guidance given by President Kim Il Sung and the monument to his on-the-spot instructions standing in the compound of the university and the room devoted to its history.
    The university founded and developed on the direct initiative of the President and under his meticulous guidance has turned into a reliable centre of the country for training health care talents, he said, adding that the care shown by the President for promoting the people's health would always be remembered by the Korean people.
    Then he moved on to the education and science exhibition of the university.
    Looking round the exhibits on display, he learned in detail about the successes made by the teachers and students of the university in the development of the education and the medical science researches and expressed satisfaction over a lot of work done by them.
    Then he learned about how education is conducted at the university, making the rounds of its different practice rooms. He praised the university for having successfully built practice centers so as to give students practical knowledge by closely combining lectures with practices. After walking round the university, he put forward important tasks which would serve as guidelines for teaching and education and scientific researches at the university.
    He said that our party greatly satisfied with the great contribution the university has made to the development of the nation's public health by creditably performing its mission and duty for the last six decades since its foundation.
    Noting that the graduates from the university are playing a core role in the field of public health still today, he highly appreciated the feats performed by the teachers and students of the university for the party, revolution, country and people.
    He underscored the need for the university to steadily improve and strengthen the education as required by the developing reality in order to train more talented medical scientists.
    The most important task facing the university is to bring up its students as genuine revolutionaries who are not only boundlessly faithful to the party and the revolution but deeply love human beings, he noted.
    Sincerity is an attribute of socialist public health serving the popular masses and its lifeblood, he stressed, underlining the need for the university to intensify the politico-ideological education and thus train all its students into people's genuine servants having profound humanity.
    He called for thoroughly establishing Juche in education, combining it with practice and steadily improving teaching methods in order to train students into able medical workers required by the times.
    He met with the educators of merits who have contributed to the development of the nation's public health by devoting all their wisdom and energies to the scientific researches and education at the university for years and warmly encouraged them before having a picture taken with them.
    He was accompanied by Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Pak Nam Gi, its department director.


Kim Yong Nam Receives Credentials from Nigerian Ambassador to DPRK

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, received credentials from Yusuf Amuda Abubakar, Nigerian ambassador to the DPRK, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
    On hand were Kim Hyong Jun, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and staff members of the Nigerian embassy here.
    After receiving the credentials, Kim Yong Nam had a talk with the ambassador.


Congratulations to Kuwaiti Prime Minister

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Il, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, sent a congratulatory message to Sheikh Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah upon his reappointment as Prime Minister of Kuwait.
    Kim in the message wholeheartedly wished the prime minister greater success in his responsible work for the progress and prosperity of the country, expressing the belief that the good relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries would grow stronger in the future.


Burundian Military Delegation Feted

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The Ministry of the People's Armed Forces hosted a reception for the military delegation of the Republic of Burundi on a visit to the DPRK on Wednesday.
    Present there on invitation were the members of the military delegation led by Samuel Gahiro, chief of the General Staff of the National Defence Army.
    Present there were Kim Kyok Sik, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, Pak Jae Gyong, vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, general officers and officers of the KPA.
    Kim Kyok Sik in his speech at the reception said that the visit of the delegation would mark an important occasion in developing the bilateral understanding and relations between the two armies and peoples.
    He expressed the belief that the long-standing friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Burundi would continue to develop on good terms thanks to the common efforts of the armies and peoples of the two countries.
    Samuel Gahiro in his speech referred to the fact that the DPRK and Burundi have long maintained the friendly and cooperative relations, adding that the delegation came to the DPRK to learn from the successes achieved by the KPA under the wise leadership of respected Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il.
    He wished the Korean people greater progress in the struggle to achieve the security and development of the country.


Burundian Military Delegation Visits Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The military delegation of Burundi led by Samuel Gahiro, chief of the General Staff of the National Defence Army, visited the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt.Taesong on Thursday.
    A wreath in the name of the delegation was laid at the cemetery.
    The visitors paid a silent tribute to the revolutionary martyrs who devoted their lives to the liberation of the country, socialist construction and the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
    And they laid bouquets before the bust of Kim Jong Suk, an anti-Japanese war hero, and paid a silent tribute to her.
   


Chinese Embassy Officials Help Korean Farmers

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, and his embassy officials helped members of the DPRK-China Friendship Thaekam Co-op Farm in Sunan District, Pyongyang in farm work on May 29.
    The guests helped farmers in rice-transplantation.
    They looked round the room dedicated to the DPRK-China friendship and talked with farmers.
    The ambassador said that the Korean people are making vigorous endeavors to significantly greet the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK and reiterated the positive efforts of the Chinese diplomats to boost the Sino-DPRK friendly ties.
    The embassy officials handed aid materials to the farm.


DPRK Women's Eleven Beats Thai Rival

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The DPRK women's football team beat the Thai rival 5:0 in a league match of Group A for the 2008 Asian Women's Football Championship held in Vietnam, on May 28.
    The DPRK team will meet with the Vietnamese team on May 30.


"World No Tobacco Day" Observed

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- An event was held in Pyongyang Thursday on the occasion of the "World No Tobacco Day".
    Present there were officials in the fields of public health and education and youth and students in Pyongyang and staff members of missions of international organizations including the World Health Organization here.
    Ri Pong Hun, vice-minister of Public Health, in his inaugural speech referred to diverse events taking place in the DPRK on the occasion.
    He underlined the need for all countries to encourage young people to quit smoking as required by the theme "Tobacco Free Youth" proposed by the WHO this time so that they may contribute to social progress with sound mentality and strong physical ability.
    He called on all people to try hard to quit smoking, well aware of the serious consequences of smoking, and help the younger generation, in particular, get rid of bad habit.
    Vason Pinyowiwat, acting representative of the WHO, took the floor next.
    Then followed a report and speeches on no-smoking.
    The participants visited no-smoking goods exhibition.


New Collections of Songs and Book Off Press

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The Literature and Art Publishing House has recently brought out "Collection of Songs of Five Revolutionary Operas", the collection of songs "Love for My Country, Hatred against Enemy", and the book "World Literature Yesterday and Today" (Vol.2).
    "Collection of Songs of Five Revolutionary Operas" includes 200-odd pieces of revolutionary opera songs.
    Among them are immortal classic songs created by President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il, and songs including "Don't Cry, Ulnam", "With Our Dear Brother, My Sister and I", "Bright Moon in the Sky is One" and "Sincerity Makes Plants Open Flowers on Rock".
    The collection of songs "Love for My Country, Hatred against Enemy" contains more than 80 pieces of songs on the theme of class education.
    The book "World Literature Yesterday and Today" (Vol.2) carries the history of literary development in European and American countries, articles on famous writers who made a contribution to literary development in these countries and full texts or bibliographical explanations of their works.
    It gives common knowledge on main historical remains in European and American countries and episodes on writers' creation and life.


Good Species of Saplings Nursed

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The Aeguk Tree Tissue Cultivation Institute is nursing many good species of saplings by deepening the research into the tissue cultivation of saplings.
    Director of the institute Min In Sop told KCNA in an interview that the institute has made a positive contribution to the campaign for greening the country through intensified efforts to research and develop good species of saplings.
    The institute, he continued to say, has succeeded in developing new species of saplings, acclimatizing rare species of trees of foreign countries and finding out methods of propagating new and good species of saplings.
    It successfully cultured tissues of new species of paulownia tree, Evodia Daniellii Benn, Sorbus commixta and the others and thus established a process system for their mass production. It also nursed hundreds of thousands of saplings which grow fast and are high in productivity, acclimatized to the woodland conditions and climate and natural features.
    Now the institute is exerting itself to produce various species of saplings which are economically valuable, while deepening research.
    It is also intensifying research work with a plan to produce tens of thousands of saplings a year including Sabina chinensis, cryptomeria and gingko a year, while researching into trees of medicinal value including blueberry and Schizandra chinensis.


Intensified Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Struggle Called for

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The revolutionary struggle of the popular masses is inevitable and it is bound to go on as long as imperialism exists. No desperate efforts on the part of the imperialists can ever block the revolutionary advance of the people in their own countries.
    Rodong Sinmun Thursday observes this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The crafty nature of the ruling method employed by the imperialists these days lies in the facts that they are leading the contradictions between the toiling masses in their countries and immigrants to confrontation and conflict and that they describe "successes" made by some minor enterprises as those of brainwork in an effort to make people believe that anyone with a good brain can become rich.
    There is always resistance in the place where independence is trampled down and resistance is bound to be accompanied by a revolutionary struggle.
    There take place consistent struggles of various forms for the right to existence and democratic freedom and rights in the capitalist countries.
    It is an inexorable law governing the historical development for the peoples in the neo-colonies to nurture hatred against imperialism and turn out in a revolutionary struggle, aware of their plight.
    This is evidenced by the fact that the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle is mounting and the movements for socialism are becoming distinct in Latin American countries.
    A dynamic struggle for independence against imperialism is now under way in the areas where aggressor armed forces of the imperialists are deployed and in the countries under their occupation.
    The consequences of the U.S.-led imperialists' policies for military supremacy and their moves for "globalization" touch off stronger resentment at imperialism among the world people and compel the people to vigorously turn out in the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle.
    It is the law of history that imperialism is bound to go to ruin and socialism is sure to triumph, concludes the article.


Suppression of Protest Struggles Criticized in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- Members of political parties and civic organizations in south Korea, including the Democratic Labor Party and the People's Measure Council against the Total Opening of south Korean Market to American Beef, called a press conference in Seoul on May 26 to condemn the security authorities for having mobilized fully-armed riot policemen to indiscriminately repress the candle-light struggle against the import of American beef.
    Speakers at the press conference said that the present situation reminds one of the June popular resistance 21 years ago.
    They stated that the Lee Myung Bak regime is mistaken if it expects that a second June popular resistance will not take place.
    A press release read out at the conference urged Lee Myung Bak to lend an ear to the voice of the people and behave himself.
    Meanwhile, the south Korean Federation of University Student Councils called a press conference in front of Yonsei University in Seoul on the same day, demanding that the "government" come out for renegotiations on the import of American beef.
    The federation declared that 30 student organizations under it would go on a hunger strike in demand of the renegotiations.


Actions for Bringing down Lee Myung Bak Regime Called for in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The Solidarity for Implementing the South-North Joint Declaration of south Korea made public a statement titled "Let us bring down the present regime which cracked down upon the candlelight rally" on May 25.
    Accusing the security authorities of brutally suppressing the participants in the candlelight rally on May 24 by mobilizing a huge police force, the statement declared that the Lee Myung Bak group disclosed its true colors as a dictatorial and violent regime.
    The present reality proves that the people cannot live in peace as long as the Lee group stays in power, it noted, and continued:
    The people have realized that sitting idle with candle-lights in hands only would not help solve anything. The statement called on everybody to come out in the struggle to pressurize the present regime and fight it out.
    All the people will surely bring down the Lee regime through the second June resistance, it warned


Repeal of "Guidelines for Education in Unification Issue" Demanded in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The Solidarity of Youth and Students for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration of south Korea made public a statement on May 23 in demand of the repeal of the "guidelines for education in unification issue" aimed at inciting confrontation with the DPRK.
    The statement held that the "guidelines" released by the "Institute for Education in the Unification Issue" under the "Ministry of Unification" fully represented the confrontation psychology of traitor Lee Myung Bak.
    The "guidelines" have become the target of criticism and condemnation not only from teachers but also from people from all other walks of life as they are peppered with anti-reunification confrontational rhetoric, the statement said.
    Noting that the "guidelines" served to defame the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, the statement urged the Lee Myung Bak regime to immediately stop advocating "no nukes, opening and 3,000 dollars", retract the "guidelines" and halt the moves for scrapping the June 15 joint declaration.


Withdrawal of U.S. Forces and Conclusion of Peace Agreement on Korean Peninsula Urged

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The "June 15 single-minded mountainous society for reunification" of south Korea gave a lecture on May 25 in Seoul at which it demanded the withdrawal of the U.S. forces and the conclusion of a peace agreement on the Korean Peninsula.
    Yu Yong Jae, policy room chief of the People for Achieving Peace and Reunification, in his speech at the lecture accused the ruling authorities of south Korea and the U.S. of working with bloodshot eyes to tighten the "alliance" for aggression.
    He held that in order to tide over the war crisis on the Korean Peninsula and reunify the divided country, it is necessary to force the U.S. forces to pull out of south Korea.
    The U.S. and its puppets, taken aback by the people's growing call for the withdrawal of the U.S. forces, let loose a spate of balderdashes such as "U.S. forces should stay in south Korea even after the conclusion of a peace agreement on the Korean Peninsula" and "south Korea-U.S. alliance makes a contribution to promoting global democracy and human rights" in a bid to justify the permanent presence of the U.S. forces in south Korea, he noted, stressing that it is essential to drive the U.S. troops standing in the way of the Koreans' efforts to achieve reunification out of this land and get the above-said "alliance" scrapped.
    He called upon all the people to turn out in the struggle for the withdrawal of the U.S. forces and the conclusion of the peace agreement.


Japan's Push for Space Militarization beyond Danger Line

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The "Main Law on Space" was finally adopted at the House of Councilors of Japan on May 21 despite strong protest and condemnation at home and abroad.
    With this Japan has totally given up its titular principle of "peaceful use of space" and got the green light to pull its full weight on the criminal drive for space militarization aimed at overseas aggression.
    The law provides Japan with a legal ground to develop and possess its own up-to-the-minute military satellites involving the launching of a high performance reconnaissance satellite by the "SDF" and the introduction of the early warning satellite, the sine qua non for a missile defense system, which had been banned.
    It is obviously an extremely dangerous development.
    Japan has long since pushed ahead with preparations for space militarization, crying for it to realize its wild ambition for overseas expansion.
    Japan concluded an agreement on cooperation in the conquest of space with the U.S. in 1969, thus paving the way for infiltrating into the sphere of space rocket technology. And from 1985 it buckled down in real earnest to the development of technical processes for using space for the military purpose.
    In recent years it has worked round the clock to establish an independent missile defense system for forestalling strikes at other countries, while hastening the joint development of MD, a rehashed version of the "Star Wars," with the United States under the pretext of "missile threat" from the DPRK.
    Toward the end of last year, Japan carried out a test launching of "SM-3", a missile deployed on the sea for intercepting a missile in outer space, thereby rounding off its own missile defense system composed of "SM-3" and "PAC-3", a "patriot" interceptor missile deployed on land. The deployment of the "PAC-3" of the Air "SDF" had been completed in the metropolitan sphere by the end of March this year.
    Japan is planning to deploy 124 "PAC-3" missiles and 16 "PAC-3" units at 11 bases across the country in three years to come to bring into shape a missile defense system topping the world in density.
    Last year Japan completed its satellite system for information collection covering the whole world by launching rocket "H-2A" loaded with a spy satellite.
    What it seeks in this is obviously to gratify its aggressive design overseas at any cost by gaining military supremacy in space.
    That's why Japan openly prescribed in the "Main Law on Space", under the cloak of "national security", that the domestic satellite networks and its associated facilities can be used for the MD.
    Facts show that the Japan's moves for reinvasion through space militarization have gone beyond the danger line and are being stepped up posthaste at the practical stage. The Japanese reactionaries should not act rashly, deeply mindful that their reckless drive for space militarization aimed at reinvasion will lead them to self-destruction and death.


Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Marked in Mexico

   Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The Mexican Committee for the Study of Kimilsungism published the sixth issue of its bulletin on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and the 13th publication anniversary of his work "Giving Priority to Ideological Work Is Essential for Accomplishing Socialism".
    The bulletin carried an article titled "The Workers' Party of Korea and General Secretary Kim Jong Il attaching importance to ideology" with a photo of the leader acknowledging the cheering crowd.
    In the article the bulletin said Kim Jong Il saw to it that the idea of President Kim Il Sung was consistently adhered to as the steadfast guiding idea and doctrine.
    He made it sure that the President's revolutionary idea was invariably upheld as the guiding idea of the WPK though he passed away, the bulletin noted, and said:
    Thanks to him, "Let Us Arm Ourselves More Firmly with the Revolutionary Ideas of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung!" was set out as one of the main slogans of the WPK.
    Thus the WPK has demonstrated its might as the powerful revolutionary party consistently keeping its steady principle without the slightest vacillation in any storm and stress of history.


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Kim Jong Il dirige sobre terreno el Complejo de Vinalon 8 de Febrero

   Pyongyang, 29 de mayo (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il, Secretario General del Partido del Trabajo de Corea y Presidente del Comite de Defensa Nacional de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, dirigio sobre el terreno el Complejo de Vinalon 8 de Febrero.
    Se dirigio primero al Museo de la Historia Revolucionaria del complejo donde destaco que las inmortales hazanas revolucionarias del Presidente Kim Il Sung, fundador y precursor de la industria de Vinalon, seran grabadas en letras doradas en los anales de la patria.
    Agrego que la clase obrera del complejo debe mantener firmemente y glorificar las hazanas de direccion del Presidente quien dedico toda su vida al mejoramiento de la vida del pueblo.
    Seguidamente, recorrio los talleres remodelados y construidos nuevamente haciendo conocimiento del estado de reconstruccion tecnica y produccion.
    Tras recorrer el exterior y el interior de esos procesos productivos, evaluo altamente los meritos de los constructores y los participantes voluntarios en la obra y les envio un cordial saludo mostrandose muy satisfecho de que ellos terminaron magnificamente en un corto tiempo con sus fuerzas y tecnicas propias esas grandiosas faenas que equivalen a construir una fabrica de gran dimension.
    Subrayo que el complejo se ha modernizado a la altura del nuevo siglo y produce muchos articulos gracias al indoblegable espiritu revolucionario de nuestra clase obrera que ostenta su orgullosa tradicion de lucha de materializar incondicionalmente cualesquier tareas tan dificiles si estas son asignadas segun la decision y la indicacion del partido.
    Anadio que esto deviene el aspecto revolucionario de la heroica clase obrera de Corea que corono los sagrados anales de la revolucion con la lucha y las proezas.
    Senalo que en los periodos de la "Marcha penosa" y la forzada cuando los obreros del complejo tuvieron que superar las pruebas de toda clase, ellos protegieron como su vida los valiosos equipos de produccion, mantuvieron ordenada su fabrica y abrieron la brecha de la activacion de produccion con sus propias fuerzas partiendo de la fe y el optimismo del futuro.
    Continuo que este orgulloso exito demuestra las inagotables fuerzas espirituales del pueblo coreano crecido en el regazo del Presidente Kim Il Sung quien escribio la grandiosa historia de construccion del pais con la autoconfianza y la perseverancia. Al presentar las tareas que tiene por delante este complejo, destaco la necesidad de acentuar el caracter independiente de la industria quimica y de seguir impulsando la modernizacion de la fabrica.
    Expreso la esperaza y conviccion de que la clase obrera del complejo aumentara de continuo la capacidad productiva al acelerar la modernizacion dedicando todo su ingenio y pasion, de modo que su planta muestre plenamente su potencial como la ejemplar de la industria jucheana de nuestro pais.
    El Dirigente fue acompanado por el secretario Kim Ki Nam y el jefe de departamento Pak Nam Gi, del CC del PTC.


Se acredita ante Kim Yong Nam nuevo embajador nigeriano

   Pyongyang, 29 de mayo (ATCC) -- Yusuf Amuda Abubakar presento hoy en el Palacio de los Congresos Mansudae ante Kim Yong Nam, presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, las cartas credenciales que le acreditan como nuevo embajador extraordinario y plenipotenciario de la Republica Federal de Nigeria en Corea.
    En la ocasion estuvieron presentes el vicecanciller Kim Hyong Jun y los miembros de la embajada nigeriana.
    Tras recibirlas, Kim departio con el nuevo embajador.


Banquete en honor de delegacion militar de Burundi

   Pyongyang, 29 de mayo (ATCC) -- El Ministerio de las Fuerzas Armadas Populares ofrecio el dia 28 el banquete en honor de la delegacion militar de la Republica de Burundi, de visita en Corea.
    A la recepcion fueron invitados los miembros de esa delegacion encabezada por Samuel Gahiro, jefe del Estado Mayor General del Ejercito de Defensa Nacional.
    Tambien estuvieron presentes el jefe del Estado Mayor General del Ejercito Popular de Corea, Kim Kyok Sik, el viceministro de las Fuerzas Armadas Populares, Pak Jae Gyong, los generales y oficiales del EPC.
    Al hacer uso de la palabra, Kim Kyok Sik, subrayo que la visita de la delegacion de Burundi marcara un importante hito para profundizar la comprension y desarrollar las relaciones bilaterales entre los ejercitos y los pueblos de los dos paises.
    Estoy seguro de que las relaciones de amistad y cooperacion con larga historia entre Corea y Burundi se desarrollaran positiva y continuamente en el futuro tambien gracias a los esfuerzos comunes de los ejercitos y pueblos de ambos paises, concluyo.
    Samuel Gahiro recalco en su discurso que Corea y Burundi mantienen las relaciones de amistad y cooperacion desde hace mucho tiempo y prosiguio que vino a Corea para aprender los exitos logrados por el EPC bajo la sabia direccion de Su Excelencia Kim Jong Il, Comandante Supremo.
    Deseo al pueblo coreano mayor progreso en la lucha por la seguridad y el desarrollo del pais, subrayo el.


Publicados nuevos cancioneros y libro

   Pyongyang, 29 de mayo (ATCC) -- Recientemente, la Editorial Arte y Literatura de Corea publico el "Cancionero de las 5 operas revolucionarias", el libro de igual genero "El amor para mi patria y el odio para los enemigos" y el segundo tomo del libro "El pasado y el presente de la literatura mundial".
    En el primero estan recogidas mas de 200 canciones de operas revolucionarias, incluyendo las obras maestras creadas por el Presidente Kim Il Sung y el Dirigente Kim Jong Il.
    Ademas, estan catalogadas las canciones "No llores Ul Nam", "Mi querido hermano mayor y nuestros 3 hermanos", "Aunque es una sola la luna brillante en lo alto del cielo", "La constancia hace florecer hasta las piedras", etc.
    En el segundo aparecen mas de 80 canciones de temas de educacion clasista.
    En el tercero esta narrada la historia de desarrollo literario en los paises europeos y americanos.
    Estan presentados en textos originales o notas introductorias las obras de los escritores celebres, que contribuyeron al desarrollo literario de esos paises, y los datos biograficos de ellos.
    Igualmente, el libro brinda conocimientos de referencia sobre los principales vestigios historicos de los paises europeos y americanos y relata las anecdotas surgidas en la creacion literaria y la vida de los autores.