Diary of a Madman and Other Stories has ratings and 78 reviews. Petra Eggs said: I listened to the title story, rather than read the book (which mi. When I first began to read Lu Xun’s Diary of a Madman, I read it in a very literal way and was a little bit confused. At first I asked myself. In this lesson, we will analyze and interpret the short story ‘Diary of a Madman’ by Lu Xun. This story contains the diary of a man who descends.

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All in all, I rather spend what little reading time I have anymore on something I actually enjoy reading. He stayed here until his death.

I hate Marxists and commies, but Lu Hsun I think was against them. The later works struck me as byy more mature than Mixing Chinese daily life with ghosts and death seems like a winning formula, but something lacked energy in these tales. He had been a man of some standing; he gives something of a quote: The first collection features an almost simplistic, direct style of writing belying layered narratives, and thick with sarcastic wit. This short story is considered to be one of the first and most influential modern works written in vernacular Chinese.

Maadman one piece could be eaten, obviously so could the whole. Via Xiamen en Kanton kwam hij uiteindelijk in Shanghai terecht, waar hij veilig was in de buitenlandse concessies.

Diary of a Madman by Lu Xun

The first collection features an almost mwdman, direct style of writing belying layered narratives, Lu’s stories often focus on how conservative thinking and religious observation of tradition dulls the sense of judgement, crushing the weak, different, and out-of-sync. How is it possible to “save the children”? Tomorrow and the Incident Not much happens in Tomorrow, except for death, burial.

And, of course it was “A Madman’s Diary” – considered the first modern madmn of Chinese fiction. He was standing outside the hall door looking at the sky, when I walked up behind him, stood between him and the door, and with exceptional poise and politeness said to him:.

He is convinced that sooner or later he will be eaten.

His work is often very critical of current social and ethical views. It seems to be a minor Incident and the passenger is in a hurry and not troubled by the possible pain of the woman involved.

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Diary of a Madman

Whoever talks about it is in the wrong! Probably much more ashamed than the reptiles are before monkeys. To ask other readers questions about Diary of a Madman and Other Storiesplease sign up. The story was often referred to as “China’s first modern short story”. Joel De La Cruz says: Even the largest bones it grinds into fragments and swallows: Hehe Saat membaca cerpen2 awal di buku ini, saya masih butuh penyesuaian karena luu baca karya sastra cina, dan dari sebelum pertengahan isi buku, cerpen2nya mulai mudah dapat penggambaran bagi nalar saya.

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Cerpen terakhir di buku ini juga asyik dibaca. Despite the brother’s apparently genuine concern, the narrator still regards him as a big threat, as big as any stranger. How does Lu Xun apply the notions of evolution to the understanding of the human condition? I was not afraid, however, but continued on my way.

As for my elder brother, I have also good reason to suspect him. Lu Xun Hope is a path on the mountainside. It is the diarg story written in colloquial language in Chinese literature.

But I had to say:. Sep 05, Chris rated it really liked it. Incidentally, this literary work concerns only five percent of his total diay. Pembaca membutuhkan konsentrasi penuh untuk dapat memahami alur dan konflik yang diungkapkan, ka Sepuluh cerpen dalam Catatan Harian Seorang Gila Penerjemah Nur Rachmi dan Rasti Suryandari, Yayasan Obor Indonesia, Jakarta, yang ditulis pengarang yang bernama asli Zhou Shuyen ini menunjukkan kemampuannya dalam meramu keindahan alam Cina dan kondisi masyarakat menjadi suatu kisah yang utuh dan kuat.

Goodreads Diry Quote for September 25 – please help 6 18 Sep 26, Nov 27, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: As his paranoia increases, and with it his sense that cannibalism is widespread and prevalent even within his family, he despairs of saving himself.

Some time ago I happened to hear that one of them was seriously ill, and since I was going back to my old home I broke my journey to call on them, I saw only one, however, who told me marman the invalid was his younger brother. I do not think I will return to his stories and I may miss a lot, but there it is. Or is it that he has hardened his heart to do something he ,u is wrong?


One of the semi-autobiographical stories in the book, this tells of a trip by the young Lu Xun to watch a Chinese opera in the evening. Last year ou executed a criminal in the city, and a consumptive soaked a piece of bread in his blood and sucked it.

I wouldn’t question Lu’s value in the evolution of Chinese literature or his worth in portraying Chinese society, but nothing really brought this collection to greatness for me. At first there is no path, but then there are people passing that way and there is a path.

Diary of a Madman, Lu Xun

Lu spoke of his view of society and was able to create an indirect interpretation of what many people face; not only in China but I feel it relates around the world.

His “I-narration” proves an effective means of distancing himself and developing perspectives different from what his readers would associate with his public stance. Many of those people had studied abroad and learned advance ideas in other countries. Marxists Internet Archive He uses an analogy of cannibalism to describe the way such outdated values eat away at the individual.

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It is placed first in Call to Armsa collection of short stories by Sun Xun. You must know that in future there will be no place for man-eaters in the world.

I knew that in this laughter were courage and integrity. My brother had just taken over the charge of the house when our sister died, and he may well have used her flesh in our rice and dishes, making us eat it unwittingly. The book can be great; after all it is listed by writers and critics diart the best books ever written. Some of them thought that since it had always been so, men should be eaten.