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《Literatures in Chinese》 2017-06
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Flight, Female and City Flying Carpet: A Tale of Fertillia:A“Comic”Way in Constructing Family History

Qiao Min;  
The Hong Kong writer Xi Xi, in her novel Flying Carpet: A Tale of Fertillia, paints a picture of historical vicissitude in terms of both common people and the city, by mainly delineating a family's history. Xi Xi constructs a"comic"world in the novel. The word"comic"used here points to three kinds of meanings. First of all, Taoist philosophy and aesthetics a traditional comic lifestyle-is conveyed by displaying a bunch of"flight"images in the novel. Second, the historical fragments and delicate details not only reveal to readers a lithe and decent nature or character of"the city"as well as"the citizens", but are inextricably associated with the writer's consciousness of constructing city identity. Moreover, by drawing on the story-telling way as her narrative style, Xi Xi as the narrator refrain herself from the historical swirls and forces to become a detached observer and comedian.
【CateGory Index】: I207.425
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