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How Can Time Be Broken: On Bi Feiyu’s Short Story Creation in the New Century

Chinese Journal of Literary Criticism

No.3, 2018 

 

How Can Time Be Broken: On Bi Feiyu’s Short Story Creation in the New Century

(Abstract)

 

Gu Yijun and He Ping

 

Bi Feiyu’s recent short story creation has been focusing on the construction of multiple reasonable logics within textual form. When collided with each other, the seemingly “reasonable” logics often demonstrate the  “unreasonable” dimension, the configuration of “logics” and “anti-logics” intertwined. Bi grapples with the fission of traditional narrative themes through implanting “media language” and applying symbols, etc. His short stories such as “Heavy Rain,” “Rainbow” and “Two Bottles of Wine” have revealed “dislocations” between individuals and individuals, individuals and groups, groups and groups, as well as his reflection and interpretation on this phenomenon.