白发垂髻的顽/玩童 ：西西疾病书写的人性观照 = An individual’s eternal youth Xi Xi’s writings on illness/disease and its humanistic contemplation
骆逸玲 Loh, Eileen
Date of Issue2012
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
自1966年发表了第一篇小说《东城故事》后，香港作家西西持续写作，多番尝试，活跃于文坛。西西擅于把写实与魔幻结合为一，在这个糅合体上再加入童话元素，体观另番童真童趣，行文独树一格。 迄今，关于西西的研究大多围绕在她较前期的作品，讨论的主要内容则集中在“土地的认同”与“想象的家国”等主题。至于西西1990年后所发表的作品却还未引起热烈研究及讨论。 因此，本文将以时间为序，借由苏珊‧桑塔格《疾病的隐喻》一文观照西西从《哀悼乳房》到《猿猴志》等的写作风格与内容，探讨隐藏在文字之中对人性的探究与剖析。其书写疾病作品，自悼、自救之际亦期能通过悼他达到他救之疗愈效果。Ever since Hong Kong author Xi Xi published her first novel Dong Cheng Gu Shi in 1966, she had not ceased writing and attempting to achieve breakthroughs in her literary works. Currently still active in the literary circle, Xi Xi has successfully created a writing style unique to herself. Her stylistic works often showcase her abilities to seamlessly combine magic realism with “child-likeness” attributes (akin to fairy tale elements). Till date, most analyses focus on her earlier works, discussing topics that revolve around self-identities and imagined lands. However, Xi Xi’s works published after 1990, are not widely explored yet. Hence, this paper will seek to examine the writing style and content in various Xi Xi’s works in a chronological order, with references from Susan Sontag’s Illness as Metaphor, in a bid to discover the meaning about humanity. Selected works will show how Xi Xi uses her writings on illness and diseases as a means of self-mourn and self-salvation, while at the same time, extending her concern to the whole humanity.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University