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Speaker: 棉棉
Date: January, 24, 2004, 2-4 pm


| 棉棉文選 |

《我的創作與人生》

 

華美協進社 (China Institute) 人文學會舉辦的《中華文化系列講座》一月二十四日將由中國新生代女作家棉棉介紹她的作品。

 

棉棉1970年出生于上海。十六歲時開始寫作。17歲至25歲之間生活極其動蕩,去過很多城市,做過各种短暫職業。1995年回上海,1997年開始發表作品,并由香港新世紀出版社出版個人小說集《啦啦啦》。代表作長篇小說《糖》,已在法國、德國、荷蘭、意大利、美國、西班牙、巴西、葡萄牙、希腊等十几個國家出版。2002年成為摩登天空簽約作家。其小說集中反映社會時代問題,整個意境灰暗卻富有激情,被視為年輕一代最出色的作家之一。

 

棉棉將于2004年一月來美參加其長篇小說《糖》英文版出版的一系列活動。她將利用這一機會來華美協進社與文學愛好者共享她的創作和生活的經歷﹐歡迎有興趣者參加。

 

棉棉是一位多產的作家。她的作品包括﹕《看在上海的老外男人》﹑《鹽酸情人》﹑《香港情人》﹑《告訴我通向下一個威士忌酒吧的路》﹑《秘密都在唱片里》﹑《文人与戲子--李敖,余秋雨為 ""哲學比較》!《子牙外轉》﹑《在女人怀里哭泣的男人----徐志摩》﹑《我有一种病》﹑《如果今晚是這世界的最后一晚》﹑《低落,在米蘭机場旅館》﹑《上海的鑰匙》﹑《一封讓我害怕的信﹑《鄰居在做愛》等。欲讀她的這些及其他的作品﹐請訪  棉棉文選

 

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Mian Mian is perhaps China's most promising young writer. ... Her stories deal with issues - sexuality, drug abuse, China opening to the world - that touch the core of her generation's experience.

 

-International Herald Tribune

 

Mian Mian's realm is one of wretched love affairs, hard drugs, promiscuous sex and suicide. Her work is revolutionary for the People's Republic, and her own tale is one of personal liberation, excess and redemption. 

 

-Sydney Morning Herald Magazine

 

An international phenomenon published in Italy, France, Holland, Spain, Greece, Brazil, Portugal, Japan, and now translated into English for the first time, this is a hip, subversive coming-of-age story about risk and desire in a world without guidelines. Based on the life of the author, the narrator of CANDY drops out of high school and runs away at the age

of 17 to the experimental city of Shenzen, outside government regulations. She quickly falls in love with a young musician and they dive into a cruel existence of alcohol, drugs, and excess stripped of all comforts that fails to satisfy her craving for a love that will define her. As she navigates the temptations of the wild city swirling around her, she searches for a spiritual center in a world that has nothing to offer until finally she turns to writing as a "prescription" that will become her anchor. Mian Mian's fresh, strident, and brutally honest voice illuminates the anguish of a generation and chronicles the search for hope in a vacant world. This sexy and subversive story is sex, drugs, and rock n' roll - in a modern China that you've never seen before. Mian Mian lives in Shanghai and works as a writer and rock-show promoter. She has become a cultural icon to a generation of Chinese youth who value her authenticity and honesty in portraying the new future of Shanghai.

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2003 Chinese Lectures at China Institute