The Superior Person, Dear Leader, Shining Star of Paektu Mountain, Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradely Love, Great Man, Who Descended From Heaven, Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds, Eternal General Secretary of the Party, etc. etc. etc.—in other words, the
man God Incarnate Kim Jong-Il has written a book that you can buy on Amazon, On the Art of Opera.
In fact, he’s written several books, including On the Art of the Cinema and Our Socialism Centered on Masses Shall Not Perish. I would dearly love to look at these books by the late Dear Leader, but must be satisfied with this totalitarian boilerplate from Amazon, which doesn’t actually mention the book:
Independence, peace, art, literature and friendship are ideas that have been consistently adhered to by the government of the North Korean Republic in foreign relations. As in the past, we will actively endeavor to develop relations of friendship and cooperation with the peoples of the world’s various countries, including socialist countries and nonaligned countries, out of the principle of independence.The harmonious whole between the leader and the leader that has been all the more consolidated with belief and cemented with filial obligation is the most valuable gain of our revolution, as well as the source of the Republic’s invincible power.
Surprisingly, the books ranks quite high for something of its ilk, and I have no idea who’s buying it, for of course Amazon isn’t available in the DPRK.