莫言获得诺贝尔文学奖 Mo Yan Won the Nobel Prize for Literature
Mo Yan, whose primitive name is Guan Moye, has been the crispy fried chicken among China after he was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature. The 57-year-old is the first Chinese resident to win the prize, who is a novelist and a short story writer, born on 17thFebruary 1955, in Gaomi County, Shandong Province which becomes a tourist attraction because of his popularity. For his award, Chinese media overwhelming report this exciting news. As a result, tens of thousands of people jump out and say that Mo Yan is their most favorite writer, although some of them did not know who Mo Yan is. Moreover, Mo Yan’s novels are put in the best seller bookshelf in the bookstores and some are even out of stock.
As a famous contemporary Chinese writer, Mo Yan is a prolific author, having published dozens of short stories, most of which are related to the countryside that full filled of complex emotion of nostalgia and complain. His works are deeply impacted by the magic realism that he creates unique subject feeling world by fantastical narration in his novels, bring his works the color of “Pioneer”. The Swedish Academy praised his work which "with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary". The Swedish Academy praised his work which "with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary". Some people may not know who Mo Yan is before, but they must know some of his works. For example, a famous film directed by Zhang Yimou that won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1988 was adapted from his novel Red Sorghum which was a tale of the brutal violence in the eastern China countryside, where he grew up, during the 1920s and 1930s.
Generally speaking, his awarded means a lot to China, especially Chinese literature. The Nobel Prize for literature is a dream of Chinese literary field and all Chinese people. However, as a large cultural country that owns countless classic works, China had no winner of the Nobel Prize for literature which had become a great pity. Therefore, this prize finishes a pile wish of Chines people. In addition, although we have a great number of great works, very few people are willing read a book carefully and tranquilly in the impetuous society. I think this exciting news will renew people’s enthusiasm towards literature, which is a great motivation to the development of literature. This is what we are happy to see.