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»May I ask where the state begins? And where it ends? Which secret is concealed behind life and death, ascent and downfall? Conspiracy is the basis of rule, monstrous lies are written into prayer books, which are read aloud to children each day. Who is the prince in rags? Who is the little clown, who rules on earth? May I ask, when we took to sitting in front of the television to calmly admire abduction, murder, smuggling, hunger and presidential speeches?«

Liao Yiwu is not only the imperturbable chronicler of political oppression of his country, but also and most notably an eloquent poet. In 37 »Fragen an den Himmel« which was published in German in Winter 2010 by Lettre International Nr. 91 (from the Chinese version by Karin Betz), he shapes his answers to the famous dirges of the poet Qu Yuan (ca. 340-278 v. Chr.), which are also the essence of his thinking: His doubts, not only about state order in his country but also the traditions. His rebellion against injustice and falsehood and his horror over the ethical void of our days. These three form the cornerstone of Liao Yiwu’s bold action.

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