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Jan Myrdal is no man of independent mind
"Jan Myrdal is no man of independent mind"

"Bosse Lindquist: I stepped apparently on a very sore toe."

"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."

"To point out that Jan Myrdal is not a man of independent mind, whether it be mass murder or their wives sexuality makes parts of the Swedish left and the cultural elite extremely uncomfortable. At least judging by the quick replies here in the newspaper Aftonbladet from Åsa Linderborg and Göran Sommardal. "

"The thing that got them to jerk off to Jan Myrdal's defence was a critical reflection I wrote on the DN Culture 25 april where I pointed out that Myrdal in his latest book, A second respite degrade and blacken two of the deceased, the former, wives. I criticised his publisher – pocket Books – to not only give him a platform for this, but also to promote his works with claims of ”Myrdal's will at all costs seek the truth” – which actually implies that what he writes is true, and not just a failed attempt to find the truth."

"This pushed obviously on a sore toe with Göran Sommardal that went to the immediate attack here in the newspaper Aftonbladet the following day. Instead of answering on the merits of the case – has " and He allowed two deceased women schavottera in the public sphere in order to get to a more attractive story – used Sommardal an old and proven debattmetod which has long been practiced both in Beijing and Moscow: to try to misstänkliggöra opponents through a series of battles under your belt. Sommardal insinuated that I would only be driven by the desire to ”lather” Jan Myrdal for yourself to get noticed in the media. I have ”no chance in hell” to know that I have the right. In addition, I would like to introduce censurlagstiftning Sweden..."

"After avreagerat itself recognises Sommardal astonishing enough, he also says that He followed ”the ideological fabulerandets way” – that is to say, find in order to justify their own political beliefs. The only difference appears to be that Sommardal think I chose a bad example. Think he another one of Myrdal's Kinaböcker contains the more egregious examples."

"nJo, it's hard to deny that Jan Myrdal is actually distorted the reality. Myrdal itself in the decades described how his working method for fabulerande realism looks like. How he mixed poetry and reality at its head – ”I increased the color and added highlights where needed. With partitagande.” (DN 27u002F10 1987)."

"When it comes to his ”correctly” from the chinese village of Liu Lin, he described how he relied to its state-approved interpreters when he ”interviewed” the farmers in the chinese village that he built his books on. He knew it himself, not what was said, and he did not record the calls – instead, he trusted on the memory and imagination and created ”characters”: "

", ”When Fu Hai-tsai spoke, then the spoke also hundreds of generations of slaves, farmers and peasants” (BLM no. 9, 1966)."

"nHur get a intervjuperson of flesh and blood to give voice to the thousands of years of human destinies? Well, leaving all the faktaanspråk and in the poem's world. You will find on the. But it is not what He claimed to do. He claimed himself that he told a real image of Mao's China. An ”anthropologically” ”reportage”. But he did this with the ”bias”. "

"Who was he biased? Yes, not those who died in re-education camps or the millions who starved to death because of Mao's disastrous agricultural policy. If these are not many rows in Myrdal's production. The bias was with the regime – not with the victims."

"It is this approach – using identifiable real persons and beklä them with documents or opinions fit the author himself – that makes Myrdal's new book so unpleasant. Norstedts has published Crisis in decades, and certainly know better than most that he is time and again portrayed also, the family and family in ways that, in all likelihood, only partially correspond with reality."

"When he is now in his new book, get the benefit of a named woman's memory in the dirt, so he may do it without evidence or any other support in the world of the senses. Only source is Myrdal's internal. Yet this is enough to Sommardal, Linderborg and Books to give He the right to insult his deceased wife's memory."

"the night He slips between truth and lie when he writes about the chinese farmers and deceased wives – what does it mean for the rest of all the writings he produced? Is it perhaps so that He systematically distorted the reality so far back you can see? This applies perhaps his entire ”life's work”? "

"When Aftonbladet's cultural editor Åsa Linderborg also went to Myrdal's defence, she is trying, in contrast to the Sommardal to broaden and nuance the discussion. She has also completely right in that it can be very ”problematic to name the real people”. ”Everything should not be allowed just because you call it art”. "

"But He does not call their rapportböcker or hustruporträtt for the arts. He makes demands for truth, and then, the result for readers and portrayed completely different. However, this seems not to change Linderborgs analysis: ”Myrdalianian is full of renewed memories”. Subjecting Myrdal, ”the truth is useless, the only thing you can ask for is that the author should be true to yourself”."

"nMen really think Linderborg that the author has no responsibility towards his readers, and them he portrays – not may well she say that they and all of us are just cannon fodder for a higher purpose?"

"Linderborg is aware that He distorts the facts, and yet she has appointed him in this journal to"

"He kicks at the one who no longer can defend themselves does not seem to disturb either his champions or publishers. How did one actually on the Books when released through Myrdal nedsolkningar? Meant that only one author citing his artistic freedom, so he gets to behave how bad he wants to?"

"Collins said to the Swedish Radio Studio A on Friday that it will not explain itself – that only the author is responsible for his words. But, Norstedts, has not opened a platform also have a responsibility?"

"nBosse LindquistnFörfattare and documentary filmmaker"

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