The weed of crime bears bitter fruit . . . and good books.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Whither Lei Feng?
If you read Death of a Red Heroine, you'll come across Lei Feng. This article in today's New York Times offers an interesting postscript to the role of the model worker and propaganda hero in China. Extraordinary how China has changed even in the twenty-plus years since the setting for this novel. Now they can't even sell a ticket to a movie about him.