JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2010, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (3): 72-75.

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Contemporary Shi Zhe-cun

WENG Ju-fang   

  1. Department of Chinese, Hubei Normal University, Huangshi 435002, China
  • Received:2008-06-18 Online:2010-05-25 Published:2010-06-29

Abstract:

From the earlier imitation of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic novels to the later crea tion of fantastic novels, Shi Zhe-cun was deeply influenced by Edgar Allan Poe. However, Shi Zhe-cun’novels tend to show a kind of mind and put emphasis on t he theme "fear". Fearful mind is an original feeling of man whose direction ca nnot be recognized and is difficult to express clearly, while Edgar Allan Poe’s novels put emphasis on the theme "terror" and try to show a terrifying scene. Although the strange stories in Edgar Allan Poe’s novels bring readers some te rrifying experience, he cannot go deep in the people’s heart. From this point o f view, we can say that Shi Zhe-cun’s novels have surpassed Edgar Allan Poe’s .

Key words: Shi Zhe-cun, Edgar Allan Poe, surpass

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