Sunday, February 3, 2013

Louisa Lim on "Bureaucracy Lit"

There is obviously crossover appeal since "bureaucracy lit" is a kind of crime literature. As with all crime literature, the cultural context of the crime, the depiction of the function of the law, and the attitude of characters toward the crime tell readers a lot about contemporary culture. Louisa Lim is National Public Radio's (NPR's) Beijing correspondent.

Today's NY Times Book Review also has a positive yet cautious review of Mo Yan's Sandalwood Death and Pow! written by Ian Buruma.

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