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Guidelines for Development of Juche Literature
Pyongyang, January 21 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il made public a celebrated work "On Juche Literature" on January 20, Juche 81 (1992).

The work expounds all theories arising in the creation of literature conducive to shaping out the destiny of human beings aspiring after independence.

It deals with matters related to the building of Juche-based literature such as developing traditional literature and art, inheriting the revolutionary literature and art and portraying President Kim Il Sung in literature. It also gives a clear-cut exposition of such issues as the seed of a work, the principle of portrayal and kinds of literature.

His work has displayed its great vitality in developing Juche literature over the last 20 odd years.

After the publication of the work, a full-length novel "An Everlasting Life" was released as part of the series of novel "Immortal History" and "Upheaval" as part of the series of novel "Immortal Guidance", through a drive for creating literary pieces portraying the leader of the revolution.

Besides, various novels were produced one after another, including those based on stories about unconverted long-term prisoners.

Among the literary pieces created in the period are an epic "Comrade Kim Il Sung Is Our Eternal Leader", an immortal revolutionary hymn "Song of General Kim Jong Il" and a song "Glory to Our Great Party", which aroused the DPRK people to making great achievements in the era of Songun.

Meanwhile, popular literary pieces were created by people of different social strata through a campaign of putting literature on a mass basis, among them being songs "Girls Riding on Galloping Steeds" and "Tondollari of Reunification".

In particular, a large number of poems, songs and novels in praise of leader Kim Jong Il were created during the mourning over his demise.

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