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review June Fourth Elegies Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB The first publication of the poetry of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo with a Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai LamaLiu Xiaobo has become the foremost symbol of the struggle for human rights in China He was a leading activist during the Tiananmen Suare protests of June 4 1989 and a prime supporter of Charter 08 the manifesto. The blurb by Paul Auster on the back of this book begins One cannot talk about these poems strictly in terms of poetry To me this sounds like These poems aren t very good but we sure do like the guyAnd fair enough Still this is a book of poetry and I d be lying if I said I wasn t disappointed I d been really exited to read thisanything by Xiaobo When he won the Nobel Peace Prize and China would not allow him or any of his associates out of the country to claim the prize I changed my facebook icon to a picture of an empty chair facebookisnotasuffientformofactivismforrealchangepleaseattendaprotest along with hundreds maybe thousands of others who supported him I d wanted to if not be inspired at least get a touch of Voltaire from this bookThere were snippets that I enjoyed such asI am a cripplepowerless to escapethis city this age wherethere s only one thing to celebrateI still have an exiled soulHaving an exiled soul is absolutely a thing worth celebrating So do I give this two or three stars Something began to unsettle me as I got further into this book and it wasn t his cliched imagery or overwrought rhetorical bent I think it was that despite personally railing against China for so long and supporting virtually any criticism of the country I find it distasteful when someone appears to be pursuing a cause to the exclusion of all othersI d mentioned this in my review of The Holocaust Industry but the Chinese tend to view every tragedy within China as greater than tragedies that occur elsewhere Maybe that s unfair and I know that most countries are guilty of the same thing to some extent but that was definitely the sense I had while living there I am all for harping on about the June 4th incident but not because of the murders that took place I feel strongly that these occurrences continue to matter because the socialpower structures that led to them are still in effect Life is transient Death isn t tragic because death happens to us all To my mind a thing can only be tragic if it s out of the ordinary And so let s please stop focusing on historical offenses and start focusing on present day offensesI realize that it seems like I m splitting hairs here since in the June 4th case the historical offense is the same as the present day offense My problem is with the application of adolescent imagery to continually and ineffectually depict an affront rather than attack from a present day stand pointHere I ve got to uote from the afterwardFrom the translator historically the US has been broadly aggressive about spreading its own culture and economy to the rest of the world while being indifferent or averse to the cultural inflow of other peoplesand from Xiaobo I freuently heard praise such as It s the first time I ve ever heard a Chinese speak like that or That a Chinese can have such an understanding of Western philosophy or again How could China have produced such a rebel like yourself Every time I heard this kind of approbation I felt like I hadn t left China but rather had been stuffed into somebody else s luggage and thrown onto a plane as a curiosity to be taken to a strange land Where they decide to place you is where you have to beI m going to call total bullshit on these uotes no non Chinese person says A Chinese and I think if either author were being honest with themselves they d fess up These uotes are indicative of an immense inferiority complex much of East Asia has Is the US indifferent to Chinese culture Well given that China has produced nothing of value since the Cultural Revolution and is now resting on its firework and fork inventing laurels probably But you ask what in Mao s name does this have to do with anything Are you just using this review as a platform to spit your Chinese hating vitriol Look I m no America lover either and remember that empty chair facebook picture I mentioned It s just that I hate seeing this kind of divisive language in a world where defiance especially through poetry should be unifyingBut it s complicated than that even It s not just inferiority There s an implied superiority too A whole heck of a lot of people there believe that their culture is so complex that Westerners truly CAN NOT understand it Once again bollocksThe superiority keeps us from unifying and the inferiority keeps us whiny Don t whine Get pissed Stop claiming as a teenager would that no one understands you and accept that your culture is as not fucked than the rest America I m looking at you now and take to the streets Know What I Saw? rights in China He was a leading activist during the Tiananmen Suare protests of June 4 1989 and a prime supporter of Charter 08 the manifesto. The blurb by Paul Auster on the back of this book begins One cannot talk about these poems strictly in terms of poetry To me this sounds like These poems aren t very good but we sure do like the guyAnd fair enough Still this is a book of poetry and I d be lying if I said I wasn t disappointed I d been The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections really exited to Gunnin' For Love read thisanything by Xiaobo When he won the Nobel Peace Prize and China would not allow him or any of his associates out of the country to claim the prize I changed my facebook icon to a picture of an empty chair facebookisnotasuffientformofactivismforrealchangepleaseattendaprotest along with hundreds maybe thousands of others who supported him I d wanted to if not be inspired at least get a touch of Voltaire from this bookThere were snippets that I enjoyed such asI am a cripplepowerless to escapethis city this age wherethere s only one thing to celebrateI still have an exiled soulHaving an exiled soul is absolutely a thing worth celebrating So do I give this two or three stars Something began to unsettle me as I got further into this book and it wasn t his cliched imagery or overwrought MIA Hunter rhetorical bent I think it was that despite personally Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid railing against China for so long and supporting virtually any criticism of the country I find it distasteful when someone appears to be pursuing a cause to the exclusion of all othersI d mentioned this in my Magic and Mayhem review of The Holocaust Industry but the Chinese tend to view every tragedy within China as greater than tragedies that occur elsewhere Maybe that s unfair and I know that most countries are guilty of the same thing to some extent but that was definitely the sense I had while living there I am all for harping on about the June 4th incident but not because of the murders that took place I feel strongly that these occurrences continue to matter because the socialpower structures that led to them are still in effect Life is transient Death isn t tragic because death happens to us all To my mind a thing can only be tragic if it s out of the ordinary And so let s please stop focusing on historical offenses and start focusing on present day offensesI Good bye realize that it seems like I m splitting hairs here since in the June 4th case the historical offense is the same as the present day offense My problem is with the application of adolescent imagery to continually and ineffectually depict an affront The Black Seminoles History of a Freedom Seeking People rather than attack from a present day stand pointHere I ve got to uote from the afterwardFrom the translator historically the US has been broadly aggressive about spreading its own culture and economy to the Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original rest of the world while being indifferent or averse to the cultural inflow of other peoplesand from Xiaobo I freuently heard praise such as It s the first time I ve ever heard a Chinese speak like that or That a Chinese can have such an understanding of Western philosophy or again How could China have produced such a Greek to Me Learning New Testament Greek Through Memory Visualization rebel like yourself Every time I heard this kind of approbation I felt like I hadn t left China but Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original rather had been stuffed into somebody else s luggage and thrown onto a plane as a curiosity to be taken to a strange land Where they decide to place you is where you have to beI m going to call total bullshit on these uotes no non Chinese person says A Chinese and I think if either author were being honest with themselves they d fess up These uotes are indicative of an immense inferiority complex much of East Asia has Is the US indifferent to Chinese culture Well given that China has produced nothing of value since the Cultural Revolution and is now Airliners in Flight A Gallery of Air To Air Photography resting on its firework and fork inventing laurels probably But you ask what in Mao s name does this have to do with anything Are you just using this Striving Towards Being The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz review as a platform to spit your Chinese hating vitriol Look I m no America lover either and Anglo Saxon Paganism remember that empty chair facebook picture I mentioned It s just that I hate seeing this kind of divisive language in a world where defiance especially through poetry should be unifyingBut it s complicated than that even It s not just inferiority There s an implied superiority too A whole heck of a lot of people there believe that their culture is so complex that Westerners truly CAN NOT understand it Once again bollocksThe superiority keeps us from unifying and the inferiority keeps us whiny Don t whine Get pissed Stop claiming as a teenager would that no one understands you and accept that your culture is as not fucked than the The Ghostly Lover rest America I m looking at you now and take to the streets

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review June Fourth Elegies Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB St souls from the Fourth of June” June Fourth Elegies presents Liu’s poems written across twenty years in memory of fellow protestors at Tiananmen Suare as well as poems addressed to his wife Liu Xia In this bilingual volume Liu’s poetry is for the first time published freely in both English translation and in the Chinese origina. In this volume Liu Xiaobo writes a series of poems on June 4th This series of elegies is difficult to translate and it is made worse by the bad translation of Jeffrey Yang Though Liu Xiaobo is a strong voice speaking out against totalitarianism the problems with the translation make it difficult to get a feel for what Liu Xiaobo was trying to say Further I find modern Chinese poetry to be a little inelegant particularly compared with earlier Chinese poetry Even the best modern Chinese poet Haizi usually leaves me unimpressed particularly when translated into English I would recommend just reading the Introduction by Liu Xiaobo which though is just as problematic as far as the translation is concerned is much readable simply because it is prose and not poetry I found the Introduction moving me to tears some times Chrysanthemum recommend just After the Falls reading the Introduction by Liu Xiaobo which though is just as problematic as far as the translation is concerned is much Then the Americans Came Voices from Vietnam readable simply because it is prose and not poetry I found the Introduction moving me to tears some times

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review June Fourth Elegies Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Of fundamental human rights published in 2008 In 2009 Liu was imprisoned for “inciting subversion of state power” and he is currently serving an eleven year sentence He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for “his prolonged non violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China” Liu dedicated his Peace Prize to “the lo. Reading June Fourth Elegies was something of an ordeal Not because Lui s poetry is bad it isn t but because of the unrelenting unstinting non blinking twenty year stare down the wrong end of a gun barrel at the blood dripping off a bayonet s edge at the bloody smears left on the pavement of Tiananmen Suare by tank tracks and at the despair felt by the poet over the lives lost to authoritarian oppression at the collective wilful forgetting of what happened on a day seared into his memory There are some words of beauty in Liu s poetry but they are stark and coldHaving finished the book by an effort of will getting through the middle section determined not to look away I m left with a heavy feeling of oppression Lui s annual return to the subject of massacre and murder of senseless loss and grief and mourning and self recrimination speak of the deep and unhealed trauma he suffered at Tiananmen that June fourth of the survivor s guilt he carried with him out of the Suare and the subseuent years of harsh imprisonment and harassmentThese certainly aren t poems to be read for relaxation nor to be poured over for exuisite turns of phrase They are often obliue and difficult to follow due to the almost complete lack of punctuation they re also viscerally effective and claustrophobic in the intensity of despairing emotion spilled by Liu onto the page


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    free download June Fourth Elegies EBOOK NEW June Fourth Elegies ´ Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo Liu ✓ 3 review June Fourth Elegies is a heart wrenching exploration of twenty years of grief for the lives and freedom lost in the Tienanmen Suare Massacre Each word seems carefully chosen to evoke the precise feelings of keen loss and deep sorrowDisclaimer I won a copy of this book through FirstReads though this in no way affects my review

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  • Hardcover
  • 208
  • June Fourth Elegies
  • Xiaobo Liu
  • English
  • 11 June 2019
  • 9781555976101