June 2, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Xiaolu Guo: Why do we still pretend we are free?

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The writer and filmmaker on her encounters with commercial censorship: Guernica

Xiaolu GuoGuernica: You’ve said that as a teenager you “didn’t read Confucius or haiku—[you] read Marguerite Duras and Jean Genet.” Can you talk about how you were introduced to French literature and other foreign art? What books and films were available to you when you were young?

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