China News Service, Beijing, October 26th, title: Chinese critics praise Mo Yan for breaking the "Nobel Curse" for his new work

  China News Agency reporter Ying Ni

  Eight years after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, the well-known Chinese writer Mo Yan released this year's short story collection "Late Mature People": it was printed five times in two and a half months, and the total circulation has exceeded 500,000 copies.

  While being recognized by the market, the literary critics are also not stingy with praise. "The arrival of "Late Mature People" in 2020 is a good year for Chinese novel creation."

Mo Yan is absent, works not absent

  The recent Mo Yan's recent writing seminar held in Beijing brought together the most powerful critics in China.

  As the host, Professor Zhang Qinghua, Executive Director of the International Writing Center of Beijing Normal University, revealed at the beginning that "Mr. Mo Yan decided to be absent after repeated considerations so that everyone can speak more freely." However, the following words swept away the disappointment of the audience and caused a burst of laughter. "He wants to accompany everyone to dinner at night, and he has good wine. I hope you will leave after not speaking."

  Mo Yan, who was not present, was called "Lao Mo" in the critics' mouth, affectionate and grounded.

  "Su Tong once told me that Lao Mo is now a kind elder, and he feels particularly affectionate." The writer Ge Fei believes that Mo Yan's writing has returned to "sincerity", which is very important.

Why is it honest, not true?

Ge Fei explained that there are different opinions and viewpoints in today's society, and even different positions.

I have my truth and you have your truth, which leads to a very sharp opposition.

In this opposition, as a writer of contemporary literature, how does he make judgments about this matter?

"I read Mo Yan's book, and I feel that he is honestly returning to the matter itself. One of the special charms revealed in it is'sincerity': a writer who is very honest and hopes to communicate with readers."

  The editor-in-chief of "Selected Novels" and the famous writer Xu Kun is a fan of Mo Yan. She commented on the importance of this book to Mo Yan as "it is a book that removes the spell of the Nobel Prize". "After winning the Nobel Prize, I must be shivering. Writing, he was also at the beginning, tentatively touching the outside temperature with his hands and feet, getting some feedback, writing quietly, the most rare thing is to maintain his steady posture."

  Everyone agreed with the famous critic Meng Fanhua’s assertion, “Although there are not many good novels, there will be a "Late Mature Man" in 2020, which is a good year for Chinese novel creation."

 Fiction and reality "Mo Yan" brings new reading pleasure

  In "Late Mature", the author directly substitutes "Mo Yan" to open up the life after winning the Nobel Prize to readers without any shy.

Followed "Mo Yan" back to his hometown of Gaomi Dongbei Township, and saw that "the five shabby houses in my family were also put up grandly and became scenic spots."

Regarding this arrangement, Mo Yan explained earlier, “The Mo Yan in the novel is actually my clone. I am observing and recording this process of interaction between Mo Yan and the characters.”

  This design directly brings about a change in the style of the novel.

Li Er, a well-known author and deputy curator of the Museum of Modern Chinese Literature, believes that the narrative of the novel has changed from "my grandfather" to "Mo Yan after the Nobel Prize". This change has transformed the novel from fiction to non-fiction, and the story of the novel has changed from legendary. In the daily life, from the sky to the sky to fly; the narrative voice of the novel changes from shouting to hesitation, from warm to serene.

  Ying Hong, editor-in-chief of People's Literature Publishing House, believes that the relationship between the two Mo Yan inside and outside the book is very interesting.

The intervention of the author himself breaks the boundaries between reality and fiction. It is also true and fiction, and it is difficult to distinguish between fiction and reality. This is also where "Late Mature" brings readers new reading pleasure.

  Li Jingze, vice chairman of the Chinese Writers Association and a well-known critic, pointed out a more profound change: Mo Yan's writing had been based in the northeast township of Gaomi from the beginning, but he returned from the outside when he came to "Late Mature".

"This reminds me of a very fundamental theme in modern Chinese literature, which is Lu Xun's theme of returning home." He pointed out that Mo Yan's theme of returning home was different from Lu Xun. Lu Xun faced a village that was almost stagnant and unchanged. , And in the huge social transformation in China, Mo Yan is facing almost a boiling subject, and "Mo Yan" in the novel is also full of confusion and curiosity to face it.

  In Ge Fei's view, there is still a lot of room for Chinese rural theme writing, "Mo Yan wrote it, and it is still very good."

He pointed out that writers and critics need to break the antagonism between urban and rural concepts and grasp China's different regional cultures and their own existence in a higher sense.