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What do you think about the phenomenon that most of the works of the Mao Dun Literature Prize choose to describe works from the old period?

I think, the first standard to achieve the Mao Dun Literature Prize is the high quality. We have to admit these awarded books are outstanding, whatever the story or the characters in it, learning a lot from them. These books give its readers a chance to have a look at the unfamiliar period, witness some common people's ups and downs, even rethink themselves.

Also, in temporary society, the bookshelves are crowded with books. But most of books are toolbooks, novels that draw your attention and emotion but are far to be considered as a excellent work. There are some short, good works, but the length do not up to the prize's request.

A book, especially a good book, takes the authors incredible time and energy.

The process of writing also needs in-depth thinking of the whole society rather than inspiration from individual or common things. The value of a work needs to be tested by time. So many awarded books are from decades ago.

This is my opinion about this question, hoping it can help you.

Apr 23, 2022, 15:40

I don't know bro. May be old period is similar to today in some deal. We never forget past and we can't forget past.

Apr 21, 2022, 16:56

My knowledge did not support me to answer this question, but I would like to recommend an awarded novel called "A Muslim Funeral".

Apr 28, 2022, 05:13

Everyday is history, maybe we can't evaluate nowadays works independent of the future. So we always conclude experience that has pros or cons for now from past days to conduct our activities. Whatever literature or others.

May 07, 2022, 09:12

Because they described the transition of Chinese society, the transition in such a huge group of human being always bring us many stories.

May 05, 2022, 15:51

The old stories are history, the author who wrote some classical and immortal  works to show the past life and success the conventional culture. Take  the  instance for Mo Yan, he wrote a sense of excellent books, when interviewed, why he wrote many novels about his hometown, 'Life is material, and my hometown is my spirit.' So the most excllent  works is returning the first step.

May 04, 2022, 16:49

Nowadays, many novels online have been absorbed in teenagers ageing 9 to 16, but did they really increase our knowledge or enrich our spiritual world? As a zealot who once spended lots of time on online book, I usually feel empty after reading these books. Most of them just cater for a rapid pace of life. You hardly find anything in depth of thought.

May 04, 2022, 14:09

I don't know.

May 03, 2022, 23:58

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