On the morning of January 9th, the "People's Literature Publishing House" Wang Mengwen Collection "Press Conference" was held at the China International Exhibition Center. Pan Kaixiong, member of the party group and vice president of China Publishing Group Co., Ltd., Zhang Wei, vice chairman of the Chinese Writers Association, well-known author, Liang Hongying, editor-in-chief of Literary Arts, well-known critic, Xiangxiang He, director of the creative research department and well-known critic of China Writers Association, People's Literature Publishing President Zang Yongqing and other officials attended the event. The press conference was chaired by Ying Hong, chief editor of People's Literature Publishing House.
On behalf of China Publishing Group, Pan Kaixiong congratulated Wang Meng's Collected Works for its successful publication. In his opinion, Mr. Wang Meng is a phenomenon-level writer. Readers can appreciate the author ’s 70-year creative process from the new edition of Wang Meng's Anthology, and he can learn a lot of cultural and literary from it. There are also very easy lessons.
Zang Yongqing reviewed the publishing process of Wang Meng's Collected Works. He said: "Mr. Wang Meng is still in a flourishing period of creation. We hope that Mr. Wang Meng keeps writing and we keep publishing. The anthology should be an open collection. Update once. " Later, Zhang Wei emphasized that Wang Meng is a very important force in promoting Chinese literature. He has brought so many young and middle-aged writers for a long time. Not only is his personal creative achievements fruitful, he has also made great contributions to the cultivation of the entire writer team in China.
The host Ying Hong responded to the above speech. Mr. Wang Meng, who is 85 years old, has been working in the field of literary creation for more than 70 years. His creative volume is very large and the subject area involved is also very wide. Everyone I may have read his long novel "Long Live Youth". It can be said that "Long Live Youth" is a firm literary conviction and belief of Wang Meng, as well as the firm conviction and belief of a generation who grew up in the Republic.
He Xiangyang spoke on the theme of "Impressions, Views and Comments on Mr. Wang Meng's Works". She believes that Mr. Wang Meng's creative energy is very vigorous. The People's Literature Publishing House once went abroad for 10 volumes of Chekhov's anthologies and 30 volumes of Balzac's anthologies, but today everyone sees 50 volumes, and Mr. Wang Meng is still writing. The first issue of "People's Literature" in 2019 published Wang Meng's "Life and Death Love", and the "People's Literature" in 12th issue of "The Laughing Wind" was the embodiment of his life creativity.
Liang Hongying mentioned that Wang Meng's works contain the historical dialectics of negation of time and place, but also a description of people's self-shaping and achievements in the fierce movement of real life. He created a new realm of realism and turned art flow into contemporary China. A trend in literary creation.
Wang Meng thanked the guests and representatives of the publishing house. He said he had a "bad habit", "while writing something, publishing something, and thinking, don't blame the editor for exhaustion." However, Comrade Yang Liu helped him too much as an editor. Wang Meng said that when he was young, he suffered various setbacks, but later he became older. In his twilight years, he could write novels, but he was stupid in terms of age. Xiaobian changed to "the year of the cricket".
In the end, Wang Meng stated that in the future, he would overwhelm all other voices with a spirit of "耄耋 加 饕餮", and continue to write and be a creative labor force.
Attachment: Excerpts from Wang Meng's Collected Works (New Edition)
Wang Meng, Wang Meng's Collected Works (New Edition) (Vol. 1-50), People's Literature Publishing House, January 2020
Long Live Youth: This book is the author's debut novel, written in 1953 and officially published in 1979. This novel uses passionate brushwork to describe the life of middle school students in the early 1950s, and has a strong atmosphere of the times.
"Activity Changes Humanoid": The novel "Activity Changes Humanoid" describes the old Chinese intellectual Ni Wucheng's misery and perplexity in the old Chinese family life, longing for Western modern civilization but unavailable, struggling with nothing in the end. The novel is concise and vivid, and the characters are especially vivid.
"Assassination 3322": The novel "Assassination 3322" expresses an understanding of life through the stories of the fate of several college students-extreme and absolute states are few, and a large number of them are intermediate states, transition states, and no Order status. The reality is helpless and unavoidable.
"The Season of Love": "The Season of Love" is the first in a series of "season" novels. The novel takes Qian Wen as the main character, and describes the simple and complicated social psychology and living conditions in the early 1950s.
Wang Meng: Chinese contemporary writer and scholar. A native of Nanpi, Cangzhou, Hebei, was born in Beijing in 1934. In 1953, he wrote the novel "Long Live Youth" and was the editor-in-chief of "People's Literature", deputy secretary, vice-chairman, secretary of the Secretariat of the Party Group of the Chinese Writers Association, and Minister of Culture. In 2019, Wang Meng won the national honorary title of "People Artist".
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