Letters from a Visitor to China, Part III

  • Joan Robinson
Keywords: History

Abstract

It is a lean time for creative literature—nothing but moral stories popularizing the Marriage Law or celebrating heroes of work and battle, and easy-reading primers for young and old. Patriotic writing is always a bore—I do not know why. Perhaps literature requires an element of satire, of protest, or at least of detachment from the world. We can take Henry V from Shakespeare because he also wrote Troilus and Cressida.
Published
1954-01-06
Section
Articles