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On Writers’ Self-Reflexive Criticism

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Chinese Journal of Literary Criticism

No.1, 2021


On Writers’ Self-Reflexive Criticism



Li Jianjun


Self-reflexive criticism is a kind of criticism in which writers look at themselves. It embodies the writer’s conscious rational spirit and self-transcendent intention, with the nature of self-examination, self-questioning and self-criticism. Self-awareness of problems and a sharp negative attitude are its important characteristics. Only through calm and rigorous self-criticism can writers discover their own defects and problems, finally solve their problems, overcome their limitations, and raise their creativity to a new level and height. Without a reliable value system, a deep understanding of the fundamental problems of literature, or a pious and humble attitude toward the world, there can be no self-reflexive criticism in the true sense.