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How Did the Classics Become “Refined”? -From the Perspective of Epistolary Interaction between the Editor and the Author in the Creation of Life

| 2020-05-27

Chinese Journal of Literary Criticism

No.1, 2020 

 

How Did the Classics Become “Refined”? -From the Perspective of Epistolary Interaction between the Editor and the Author in the Creation of Life

(Abstract)

 

Liang Xiangyang and Liang Shuang

 

Life, as an excellent novella written by Lu Yao, had gone through re-writings and major revisions for three times within three years. In the process of writing for the third time, Lu Yao and Wang Weiling, Deputy Editor in Chief of China Youth Publishing Group, carried out intensive exchange of letters. From the perspective of the exchange of letters between the editor and the author in the creation of Life, we can see Lu Yao’s gradual growth in the creation of the classic novel Life, as well as the influence of the editor’s aesthetic perception and literary experience in it, reflecting the unique literary phenomenon of the editor’s influence on the author’s creation in the 1980s through early engagement and criticism.