Mon, Apr 15, 2013 - Page 12 News List

Dreams of the dead

Chinese poet Liao Yiwu spent four years in prison after he criticized the Chinese government for the Tiananmen Square Massacre. His new memoir details the torture and abusive punishment he endured

By Elaine Sciolino  /  NYTimes News Service, BRUSSELS

“That’s a very sad part of my life,” he said. “What can I do? Our feelings have been completely destroyed.”

He paused, then asked, “Do you think I’m lonely?”

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