侷限與開拓:香港少年小說「飛躍青春系列」探索

余婉兒

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Abstract

九十年代末,香港文學的園地開始大量栽植少年文學,其中「飛躍青春系列」由1998年2月出版的《十三歲的深秋》揭開序幕,至今十年間,已有四十多冊面世。在成人世界,青少年身處邊緣,在小說中,他們成為敘述重心。作家不但把他們置於家庭、校園,更把他們放在社會和國際事件裡,讓他們面對歷練和磨難。也建立充滿幻想的空間,讓一群「超凡」能力的學生或具偵探頭腦的少男少女在歷險。無論是現實或是幻想小說,都開啟了少年群體的精神和心靈世界,窺見他們如何面對人生不同變故的試煉,接受挑戰、誘惑和衝激,既有成長的困惑和反叛,也有單純的愛。文本陳列了年輕人在生命侷限中的壓抑和萎縮,也展示了他們開拓人生的活潑生命力和橫強鬥志。作品涵蓋了校園嬉鬧與學習、友情與愛情、個人成長。也有未婚媽媽、少年吸毒運毒、自殺等沉淪故事。一系列作品形成了一個共時性的態勢,呈現了不同群組的少年生活狀況。細讀作品,發現作家極有誠意為青少年的成長建立鷹架,不但刻繪他們的喜樂、抑鬱與反叛,也借助小說人物的先驗經歷,讓他們易於克服生命中可能出現的困境,為他們開啟了一扇自救的窗戶。本論文透過闡釋「飛躍青春系列」小說文本的敘述,探索小說對青少年成長的充滿困擾和限制的空間的表述,對青少年心靈的啟迪,從而整理香港少年小說呈現的特性,並分析其創作的開拓和限制。
In the late 1990s, there have been many publications on youth literature. One series of youth fiction Feiyue Qingchun Xilie was first published in February 1998 and it has now published more than forty books. Youths are in the margin of the adult world. In the fiction, they become the focus of narration. The authors not only place them in family, school, but also in society and international events e g. SARS, South Asia Tsunami where they face difficulties and challenges in such catastrophes. It also establishes an imaginary dimension where extraordinary students ("Chaofan" students) and young boys and girls with detective minds can venture. In both real and imaginary fictions, the spiritual world of the youths is exposed and one can see how they face the different challenges in life, accepting challenges, temptations and setbacks. The frustrations, understanding, rebellions and innocent love in their initiation are also described. The literature has shown the youths' constraints. Copyright © 2009 國立臺東大學兒童文學研究所.
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)65-104
Journal兒童文學學刊
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Citation

余婉兒(2009):侷限與開拓:香港少年小說「飛躍青春系列」探索,《兒童文學學刊》,20,頁65-104。

Keywords

  • 香港兒童文學
  • 少年小說
  • 成長小說
  • Hong Kong children literature
  • Youth fiction
  • Initiation story
  • Alt. title: Constraints and expansion a study of a series of Hong Kong fictions on youths' growth dimensions