Title

小時代與大時代中的文學 = Literature, in small times, in great times

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Organizer

香港嶺南大學

Document Type

Public Lecture

Date

3-25-2014

Time

5:30 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.

Venue

嶺南大學李運強教學大樓地下王忠秣演講廳MBG22室

Description

「一個時代的特點,其實是那個時代的人的特徵。時代的問題,也是人的問題。我相信時代是由人創造的,也只有人和人的生活值得書寫。」著名中國小說家蘇童先生於3月25日題為「小時代與大時代中的文學」的公開演講中,向400名嶺大學生、教職員、嘉賓及公眾人士暢談他對時代的看法。

蘇童先生是蘇州人,在文化大革命期間成長,自言討厭「大時代」的稱呼:「甚麼是『大時代』?『大時代』和它的『偉大』,跟人和人的生活有甚麼關係?」他認為,對於從事寫作的人而言,人、人的特徵和問題,才是最重要的。他以飽受抨擊為社會惡習的物質主義為例,指出批判物質主義本身是沒有意義的,因為這是由人創造的。他總結時表示:「所有這些特徵和問題,都成為了它們所存在的時代,以及創造那些環境的人的印記。而對於我來說,它們都很偉大,沒一件是微不足道的。」

蘇童先生獲邀為嶺大2013/14年度駐校作家,以「發現短篇小說」為主題,帶領同學創作。蘇童先生將於4月10日在香港中央圖書館舉辦另一場公開講座,題為「從紅燈籠到黃雀記」,歡迎公眾人士參加。本年度駐校作家計劃由利銘澤黃瑤璧慈善基金贊助。

“All characteristics of a certain period of time are essentially the characteristics of the people of that time. So are its problems. I believe ‘times’ are created by people, and only people and their lives are worthy of writing,” renowned Chinese novelist Mr Su Tong told 400 Lingnan students, staff, guests and members of the public at his public lecture “Literature, in Small Times, in Great Times” on 25 March.

A native of Suzhou who grew up during the Cultural Revolution, Mr Su said he was weary of the term “great times”. “What are great times? What do great times and their greatness mean for the people and their lives?” For a creative writer, he remarked, the people, their characteristics and problems are what really matters. He cited the example of materialism, which has been harshly criticised as a social evil. But he thinks it is pointless to attack materialism, which is created by the people anyway. “All the features and problems characterise the period of time in which they exist, and the people who create the circumstances. And for me, all these are great. They are nothing small,” Mr Su concluded.

Mr Su Tong has been invited by Lingnan University as writer-in-residence this year to teach a course on “Discovering Short Stories”, leading the students to create their own work. On 10 April, Mr Su will present another public lecture on “From Raise the Red Lantern to The Oriole” at the Hong Kong Central Library. All are welcome. The writer-in-residence programme this year is sponsored by Drs Richard Charles & Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation.

Language

Putonghua

Recommended Citation

蘇童 (2014,3月25日)。小時代與大時代中的文學 [視頻]。檢自: http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/88

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