Tuesday, June 18, 2013

News at Eleven: The prison years are the subject

of his book "For a Song and a Hundred Songs," a dizzying, and often gruesomely graphic, testimony of vicious brutality and indignities large and small. He was in New York for the book's U.S. release, with events including a recital of "Massacre" at the New York Public Library this past week.

"In a Communist prison they ask you to start a new chapter, turn yourself into a new person. In essence, this means turning a human being into a dog," Mr. Liao [Yiwu] said in an interview.

from The Wall Street Journal: Exiled Chinese Writer Liao Yiwu Makes Rare U.S. Visit


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