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Author Jang, Jin-sung.

Title Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- a look inside North Korea / Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee.

Publication Info. New York : 37 Ink, Atria, 2014.


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Edition First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description 339 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary "In this rare insider's view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom. "The General will now enter the room." Everyone turns to stone. Not moving my head, I direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong-il's face will soon appear... As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life. Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine. An astonishing expose; told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung's escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is a rare and unprecedented insight into the world's most secretive and repressive regime"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Jang, Jin-sung.
Kim, Ch┼Ćng-il, 1942-2011.
Propaganda -- Korea (North)
Political refugees -- Korea (North) -- Biography.
Poets -- Biography.
Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 1994-2011.
Korea (North) -- Biography.
ISBN 9781476766553 (hardback)
147676655X (hardback)
9781476766577 (ebook)

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