Books: Mao's Misfits

THE EXECUTION OF MAYOR YIN AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE GREAT PROLETARIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION

by Chen Jo-hsi; Indiana University

Press; 220 pages; $8.95

One of the losses of recent history is that during the long reign of Mao Tse-tung China produced almost no literature worthy of its tradition. Good living writers were silenced. Bookstores carried mainly the sententious classics of Maoism. That great modern political upheaval, the Cultural Revolution, should have provided the raw material for a thousand creative volumes. It produced not a single novel, story, play or opera published in China. Indeed,...

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