28
Jul
07

A pen for the people

Text Publishing is releasing the English translation of Serve the People, a sexy, funny satire about the idiocies of the Cultural Revolution, in Australia next month. Set in 1967, when the cult of Mao Zedong was at its zenith and defacing an image of the chairman could be punished by death, Serve the People outraged the censors, who declared that it slandered Mao and his army and was “overflowing with sex . . . Do not distribute, pass around, comment on, excerpt from it or report on it.”

Advertisements

0 Responses to “A pen for the people”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: