王十月:读我的十部书,看十个不一样的王十月

2018-12-03 消息来源:CCTSS     原作者:罗雨静

  近年来,中华文化“走出去”的影响力不断扩大,在全球文化多元化发展日益兴盛的背景下,中国文化译研网(CCTSS)联合中国作家协会《小说选刊》杂志社,启动“新世纪中国当代作家、作品海外传播数据库”项目,将100位中国当代优秀作家的简介、代表作品以及展示作家风采的短视频翻译为10种语言,集结成1000张中国作家名片向全球推介。千张“作家名片”将鲜明地向世界宣告:我是中国作家,我在进行中国创作。


  此种形式和规模是中国故事走向世界的一大创新,会让世界更加全面、客观、公正地了解中国优秀作家作品,同时也是打通中国文化走向世界的“最后一公里”。


  十月,男,1972年6月生于湖北。作家。画家。三十岁开始创作小说。代表作有《无碑》《收脚印的人》《米岛》《活物》《如果末日无期》等。获第五届鲁迅文学奖、人民文学奖、百花文学奖、小说选刊年度中篇小说奖,入选《人民文学》未来大家TOP20等。部分中、短篇小说译成俄、西、意、英、蒙、日等文字。


  王十月主张反风格,强调形式服从于内容,因此作品风格多样。其中,以具有写实风格、描写中国当代劳工生活的打工小说、描写长江流域农民生活的巫鬼乡土小说和描写未来世界的科幻小说最为突出。王十月是中国“打工文学”的代表作家,他十六岁离开学校,在深圳、东莞等地工厂打工,二十多年来,见证了中国制造崛起背后的艰辛。这为他的小说创作提供了丰富素材。有人认为,王十月的小说真实记录了这个时代,从中可见到中国人梦想过上什么样的生活以及为了过上梦想生活付出了怎样不为人知的努力和代价。


  2009年,王十月作为一个文学界名不见经传的素人,凭借中篇小说《国家订单》获得第五届鲁迅文学奖,评委会的颁奖辞这样写道:作为一位从工人中走出来的作家,王十月对于全球化背景下中国企业中不同身份的人们的复杂境遇有着深切的体会和理解,他的《国家订单》,在危机与生存的紧张叙述中烛照人心,求证个体的权利、梦想和社会的和谐、发展,体现了公正、准确地把握社会生活的能力。王十月描写打工生活的长篇小说《无碑》发表后,被《中国日报》评为“2000至2009新世纪十年十五部中文佳作”。评论家陈福民在《无言的历史与伟大的见证》一文中写道:“《无碑》的写作表明,王十月是一个有强烈历史感的人,因此也是一个为真相寝食难安的人。中国这20年的沧桑巨变,每一个成就和每一步前行,都浸透了无名打工者的汗水与血泪,都讲述着打工者的骄傲与承担。在这个意义上说,《无碑》称得上是一部无限接近真相的小说。”王十月的乡土小说与打工小说完全不同,它弥漫着神秘主义色彩和巫风鬼雨,评论家认为与受魔幻现实主义影响的其他中国作家不同,王十月的乡土小说接连着荆江老坟的地气。王十月的科幻小说结构复杂,情节烧脑,融中国哲学与理论物理于一炉,让人耳目一新。


  王十月还是一位画家,从事传统中国文人画和原生态重彩画两个领域的创作,是“中国新野性艺术”的主要理论建构者和学术主持,还是大型艺术展“艺术广东”学术顾问。


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  王十月


  Wang Shiyue


  Wang Shiyue was born in Hubei Province in June 1972. He is a writer and a painter and began writing novels at the age of 30. His representative works include No Monument, The Man who Collects Footprints, Rice Island, Living Animal, If the Last Day Has no Date, and so on. He won the fifth Lu Xun Literature Award, the People’s Literature Award, the Baihua Literature Award, the Novel Selection Annual Novella Prize, has had stories selected for People’s Literature for Everyone’s Future Top 20 and so on. Some of the short stories and novellas have been translated into Russian, Spanish, Italian, English, Mongolian, Japanese and other languages.


  Wang Shiyue is an advocate of anti-style, emphasizing that form is subject to content, so the style of his work varies. His most prominent works are fictional novels depicting contemporary labor life in China with a realistic style, rural novels of witchcraft and ghosts depicting the life of the peasants in the Yangtze River Valley, and science fiction novels depicting the future world with a style of realism. Wang Shiyue is a representative writer of China’s “Working Literature.” He left school at the age of 16 and worked in factories in Shenzhen, Dongguan, and other places. For more than two decades, he has witnessed the hardships behind the rise of China’s manufacturing industry. This provides rich material for his novel creations. Some people think that Wang’s novels have truly recorded this era. From them, one can see what kind of life the Chinese people dream of living and what unfathomable hardship and price they pay to live that dream.


  In 2009, as an unknown amateur in the literary world, Wang Shiyue was awarded the fifth Lu Xun Literature Prize for his novella National Order. The awards speech of the jury was written: As a writer who came out from the workforce, the writer Wang Shiyue has a deep understanding and comprehension of the complex situations of people with different identities in Chinese companies against the background of globalization. His National Order, in the tense narration of crisis and survival, shed light on people’s hearts, sought verification for individual rights and dreams and the harmony and development of society, reflecting an ability to grasp social life in a fair and accurate manner. After No Monument, a novel in which Wang Shiyue depicts the working life, it was listed in the “List of 15 Chinese Masterpieces in the Ten Years of a New Century 2000-2009” by The China Daily. 


  The commentator Chen Fumin wrote in the article “The Wordless History and the Great Witness”: “The writing in No Monument shows that Wang Shiyue is a person with a strong sense of history and is therefore also a person who lives through the hard life to find the truth. In the past 20 years of great changes in China, every achievement and every step forward is soaked in the sweat and tears of the unnamed migrant workers, and they all talk about the pride and commitment of the migrant workers. In this sense, No Monument is worthy of being called a novel that is infinitely close to the truth.”  


  Wang Shiyue’s countryside novel is completely different from his work novel. It is filled with shades of mysticism and weather that gives a ghostly feel. The critics believe that it is different from other Chinese writers influenced by magical realism. Wang’s countryside novel connects with the atmosphere of Jingjiang Old Tomb. His science fiction has a complex structure, with brain twisting plots and bringing together Chinese philosophy and theoretical physics to make people feel it is fresh and new.


  Wang Shiyue is also a painter and engages in the creation of traditional Chinese literati paintings and primitive style heavy-colored paintings. He is the main theoretical architect and academic host of “New Wild Art of China”, and he is also an academic adviser for the great art exhibition “Art Guangdong.”

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