Analysis of Time and Space Narrative in LiuDai’s Novella Immortal Lover (SanDuo) and Talisman (ZhenWu)
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- Space; Narratology; Two dimensions; A collection of LiuDai’s work; Temporality
Rural stories, historical tales and cultural legends are the most important materials for novels. How to awaken these dormant histories and introduce them into the creation of literary works is the basic problem that writers have to devote themselves to solve. In this article, it takes the works of writer LiuDai as examples, focusing on the time and space constructed by the middle-grade novels Immortal Lover and Talisman for analysis. It can be seen that LiuDai is good at showing the reactions and responses of individual lives when they are squeezed by reality and pushed by the problems of survival from the tangle of emotions and human nature, and his works present a distinctive narrative art. This is highlighted by the flexibility and versatility of the novel’s plot jumps and writing techniques such as white space and filler, such as the plot jumps generated by the time puzzle, the white space in the storyline revealing the broader context of the story, and the cross-narrative in the disorienting time and space, which is also an important feature of his works. Each writer will have his own qualities, so where exactly should the writer’s gaze be directed? In the conclusion, the essay argues that the distillation of life’s colors and flavors should be strengthened to show the deep accumulation of life. It is also important to focus on the flexible use of writing techniques.
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TY - CONF AU - Li Hou AU - Jianjun Kang AU - Yongli Xu PY - 2022 DA - 2022/03/30 TI - Analysis of Time and Space Narrative in LiuDai’s Novella Immortal Lover (SanDuo) and Talisman (ZhenWu) BT - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 265 EP - 272 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220306.042 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220306.042 ID - Hou2022 ER -