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

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

Label
Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- a look inside North Korea
Title
Dear Leader
Title remainder
poet, spy, escapee-- a look inside North Korea
Statement of responsibility
Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Chin-sŏng
Dewey number
  • 951.9305/1092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DS935.7773.J36
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chang, Chin-sŏng
  • Kim, Chŏng-il
  • Propaganda
  • Political refugees
  • Poets
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Label
Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- a look inside North Korea, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781476766553
Lccn
2014010236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn870290007
  • 1385233
  • (OCoLC)870290007
Label
Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- a look inside North Korea, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781476766553
Lccn
2014010236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn870290007
  • 1385233
  • (OCoLC)870290007

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