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领读中国 | 梁鸿:我更看重的是,人怎么与历史发生关系
经观书评:阅读对你当时的生活来讲,应该是很重要的一部分。
梁鸿:我姐姐上高中,她有书,所以我从小就读到好多书,《世界之窗》、《高中语文》、《现代文学作品选》,那时候没电视、没网络,只有读书。我的性格比较内向,我跟孩子们出去玩的也比较少,经常就看书。我小时候对读书有渴望,喜欢看书,什么都可以看,我对“字”有一种渴望,喜欢看“字”。长大到小学四、五年级开始喜欢写作文,那个感觉很好,写的好不好不知道,反正喜欢写。后来我们整理老家的物品,翻到我初中日记,写着:我要当作家。其实后来完全忘掉了,是翻出初中的日记才看到。

经观书评:对“字”很着迷,这个启蒙最开始是什么?
梁鸿:可能还是跟我姐姐她们上学有关系,她们带回一些书籍,我自己性格刚好又比较内向、孤独。我觉得孤独的人很自然的喜欢阅读,喜欢写点东西,也比较惆怅,比较多思。我现在的性格相对比较好,但小时候不爱说话。

经观书评:后来接受了高等教育之后,比如在你一直研究的乡土文学、乡土文化领域,或是写作过程中,有没有喜欢的作家?对写作或人生观,或是思考方式有影响的一些书或作家?

梁鸿:我很早就开始阅读,非常混沌,我是一个泛读主义者,喜欢每个我能欣赏的作家和作品。
当年我十三、四岁的时候读托尔斯泰《战争与和平》——那时候肯定是囫囵吞枣,但也非常喜欢。读《安娜·卡列妮娜》是我上师范的时候,多激动啊。还有屠格列夫的《猎人笔记》。其实那时候已经读了相当多的经典,也有郁达夫、沈从文……
从我日后的创作和我的性格而言,可能我还是比较偏重于鲁迅那一支。但是我欣赏所有的作家,比如纳博科夫的《洛丽塔》、沈从文的《边城》、婉约派的诗人、辛弃疾,我都很喜欢,我喜欢所有文字里表达情感方式。我没有特别挑剔说我不喜欢周作人,我喜欢鲁迅,但是我自己的创作倾向可能更偏重于鲁迅的气质,或者偏重于那些相对具有批判性的方式。我欣赏那种语言的美,对一个小世界的创造,我都非常着迷。
nonfiction  chinese  writer  interview  reading  childhood  countryside  china 
october 2018 by aries1988
The future was now at the 1939 World's Fair – and it is still awesome | Aeon Videos
From the perspective of the 21st century, it’s hard to imagine what a marvel the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair would have been to its visitors. Still living in the heavy shadow of the stock market crash of 1929, the many people who flocked to the big exhibition found not only bounteous luxuries such as free Coca-Cola, but the unveiling of unthinkable new technologies that promised that a better world lay ahead. Using sparkling, rare, colour film footage – itself a brand-new technology at the time – the US director Amanda Murray mines the memories of several people who attended the New York World’s Fair in 1939.
worldfair  usa  childhood  memory  modernity  technology  newyork  movie  interview 
august 2018 by aries1988
Letter of Recommendation Schleich Figurines
the same name — “Schleich” — in minuscule lettering. Just below were the words “Schwäbisch Gmünd,” a little town in southern Germany, I soon learned, where the 83-year-old company makes many of these beguilingly lifelike beings
toy  moi  animal  africa  childhood  model  daily  table  home  decoration 
march 2018 by aries1988
Kazuo Ishiguro - Nobel Lecture: My Twentieth Century Evening – and Other Small Breakthroughs
As the only foreign boy in the neighbourhood, a kind of local fame followed me around. Other children knew who I was before I met them. Adults who were total strangers to me sometimes addressed me by name in the street or in the local store.

When I look back to this period, and remember it was less than twenty years from the end of a world war in which the Japanese had been their bitter enemies, I'm amazed by the openness and instinctive generosity with which our family was accepted by this ordinary English community. The affection, respect and curiosity I retain to this day for that generation of Britons who came through the Second World War, and built a remarkable new welfare state in its aftermath, derive significantly from my personal experiences from those years.
japan  immigration  gaijin  story  childhood  children  uk  literature  writer  memory  politics  today  world  human  future  manifesto 
february 2018 by aries1988
书写者何江:关于一本不存在之书的推荐和版本学研究

对于这些修改,我不太同意喜欢。究其原因,并不是因为我觉得何江写得不对或者不应该这样写,而是近几年的这个国家的政治走向,让我对这样一种“中国梦”的歌颂式的调子的本能的怀疑。也许何江的家庭和村庄的确在最近几年中日新月异,天翻地覆,而我的下意识总觉得“这些对于威权政府的赞美令人可疑”,“为什么他不提提留守儿童问题呢?”,“为什么他没有提到农民工问题呢?”。我受到的自由化的教育让我觉得:一个知识分子的良知理应让作者带有批判意识的看待问题,而不是去附和/加强一种意识形态下的主流观念。想到这里,我就意识到,我这种批评本身其实就局限于自己的背景和阶级的。只有一个城市中产阶级,才会凡事都本能地对当权者产生怀疑。而只有一个受过高等教育训练的人,才会把评判精神当作是良知的一部分。
usa  chinese  china  countryside  childhood  book 
december 2017 by aries1988
The ocean: Rinko Kawauchi reflects on the long summers of her childhood

Every time I go to the ocean, memories of days at the sea come back to me. When I go to see the summer fireworks, I am reminded of my family from days long past — their presence, the feeling of them around me.

I wonder why memories of summer always feel so vivid compared to those of other seasons. Perhaps it’s because of how lucidly one can see the breath of life — how the fireflies fly about, their lights flickering, how the cicadas rise from the earth, chirping through the entirety of their ephemeral lifespans.
summer  childhood  memory  beach  japan 
august 2017 by aries1988
Barack Obama: anthropologist-in-chief — FT.com
But it’s in Obama’s diplomacy that the organic anthropologist shows clearest. After talks last year with the Afghan president and anthropologist Ashraf Ghani, Obama quoted the anthropologist Ruth Benedict: “The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.”` Anthropologists accept that different people see the world differently: Indonesian blacksmiths don’t think like Californian accountants. The anthropologist attempts to communicate with the other tribe, understand it, and bridge those differences rather than try to erase them.

Gudeman says: “You never hear Obama talk about rogue nations. An anthropologist does not say, ‘My culture is superior.’”
anthropoligist  politics  obama  usa  leader  portrait  story  childhood  comparison 
september 2016 by aries1988

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