“A great novel about the dictatorship in China” | BR Kultur Bühne

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Niels Beintker: Ein grosser Roman über die Diktatur in China. BR Kultur Bühne, 7. 1. 2022.

China shows that capitalism and totalitarianism are not mutually exclusive, but can instead enter into a peculiarly perfect symbiosis. Here limitless growth, there limitless surveillance – and freedom gets under all wheels. The Prague writer Radka Denemarková tells about it in her great novel “Hours of Lead”, which was created as a result of her experiences during several stays in China.

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Radka Denemarková: Stunden aus Blei. Novel. Translated from Czech by Eva Profousová. 880 pp, hardcover, EUR 32,90 (Verlag Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg)

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