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Rodong Sinmun Marks Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work
Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun, a leading newspaper of the DPRK, Friday dedicated an article to the 20th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "On Juche Literature".

The work raises it as the fundamental problem decisive of the destiny of the Juche-based literature and art to defend and carry forward the tradition of revolutionary literature and art and clarifies the principled matters arising in assessing and developing the national literary and art heritage.

It also gives profound exposition of the important matters arising in further developing the Korean literature under socialist construction going on at the high stage and ways to do so.

For its originality and truth in content, orderly and perfect composition, versatility in sectors, concrete analysis, scientific depth and popularity in description and gemlike propositions, the work "On Juche Literature" serves as the great guideline for building unique and scientific literature, which is beyond comparison with any other works on literary and art theories in the world, the article says, and goes on:

The past two decades since the publication of the work were a period of surge in literary and art creation during which masterpieces stirring the era had been produced in a large number.

Among them are revolutionary and militant songs that can never be exchanged with a colossal amount of food and revolutionary, optimistic and emotional poems consistent with the idea that ordeal and trial is temporary and rosy future is sure to come. They had served as the march of struggle and companion of life for the Korean army and people.

When the DPRK was going through stern trials, its creators composed such songs as declaring that arduous march is sure to be followed by happiness. They loudly eulogized the victory and miracles wrought under the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il.

In the emotion-charged Songun era the literature of the DPRK successfully represented many heroes of the era who have displayed their indomitable mental power with the conviction and faith in socialism and future, and thus recorded in history what the Songun era is.

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