南國西潮:香港早期文學評論與境外文學思潮

陳國球

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Abstract

首輯《香港文學大系》以1919年到1949年為輯選範圍,不少學界中人投以懷疑的目光,認為四九年以前香港文化落後,文學園地貧瘠,應該沒甚麼資料可以集成一輯。然而,《大系》編輯同寅卻在辛勤追索搜尋之後,發現早年香港文學的創作文本以至文學論述的相關資料,實在非常豐富。以《文學評論》卷為例,可見當年香港不僅是各種文學論爭的平臺,更是外國思潮引進的基地。用兩個實例可以說明:一者早在五四新文化運動中,已見有香港的身影;再者從三十年代香港出版的一本文學雜誌所見,其視野極其開闊,多方引入文學的西潮。由此觀之,香港作為文化空間,能夠培育出一些政治和文藝思想都非常前衛勇進的文化人,也能夠讓不同文化思潮在此交匯碰撞。
The first series of Compendium of Hong Kong Literature was intended to cover the period 1919—1949. Many academics cast doubts over this because they think the cultural backwardness had probably caused a literarily unproductive situationin Hong Kong in the years before 1949, so it is impossible to find enough articles to fill up a literary anthology. However, the Compendium editors’ painstaking searching revealed that early Hong Kong literary works as well as literary narratives were in abundance. For example, the volume Literary Criticism shows that Hong Kong was a platform where various literary debates were held; it was also a focal point where foreign trends were imported. By using two concrete examples, this paper illustrates that one can observe a silhouette of Hong Kong in the May Forth New Cultural Movement. Moreover,a literary magazine published in Hong Kong in the 1930 s demonstrated an extraordinarily broad scope in introducing various Western ideas. We can thus see that Hong Kong, as a cultural space where different cultural trends converge and collide, has the ability of cultivating intellectuals with progressive and bold ideas of politics and literature. Copyright © 2016 《華東師範大學學報(哲學社會科學版)》編輯部.
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)106-111
Journal華東師範大學學報(哲學社會科學版)
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

Citation

陳國球(2016):南國西潮:香港早期文學評論與境外文學思潮,《華東師範大學(哲學社會科學版)》,48(2),頁106-111。

Keywords

  • 《香港文學大系》
  • 香港文學
  • 文學評論
  • 文藝思潮
  • Compendium of Hong Kong literature
  • Hong Kong literature
  • Literary criticism
  • Literary trends
  • Alt. title: Western inspirations: Early Hong Kong literary criticism and foreign literary trends