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Madmen and Other SurvivorsReading Lu Xun's Fiction$
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Jeremy Tambling

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098244

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.001.0001

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A Call to Arms: On Memory

A Call to Arms: On Memory

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Madmen and Other Survivors

Jeremy Tambling

Hong Kong University Press

The title of the second of Lu Xun's stories, Kong Yiji, written in March 1919, is given to an older man, whose speech is frequently said to be full of archaisms, and whose death is imminent. With the writing of Medicine it is possible to see the flexibility of Lu Xun's approach in the writing of short stories. Tomorrow seems to echo the meaning of the flight of the crow in Medicine. A Small Incident is written as a fragment of an autobiography, recording the six years he spent in Beijing, from 1912 onwards. The Story of Hair is profoundly autobiographical, while fictional. A Passing Storm discusses a village where every event of significance has been reduced to triviality and every trivial event has become a crisis. Hometown shows the loss of ability to remember the past, and the sense that there is nothing to say about it.

Keywords:   Kong Yiji, Medicine, Tomorrow, Small Incident, Story of Hair, Passing Storm, Hometown, Lu Xun

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