Cixin Liu on a strange type of personality

He lacked the ability to thrive in society, but also the resources to ignore it.

Cixin Liu: „Death’s End“, 2010 (p. 52 [tolino])

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Cixin Liu on a strange type of personality

A Chinese Science Fiction writer on Postmodernism

“So literature, it turns out, is a perverted endeavor.”
“It was like that for Shakespeare and Balzac and Tolstoy, at least. The classic images they created were born from their mental wombs. But today’s practitioners of literature have lost that creativity. Their minds give birth only to shattered fragments and freaks, whose brief lives are nothing but cryptic spasms devoid of reason. Then they sweep up these fragments into a bag they peddle under the label ‘postmodern’ or ‘deconstructionist’ or ‘symbolism’ or ‘irrational.’”

Cixin Liu: „The Dark Forest“, 2008 (S. 83)

A Chinese Science Fiction writer on Postmodernism