In this lesson, we will analyze and interpret the short story ‘Diary of a Madman’ by Lu Xun. This story contains the diary of a man who descends. Diary of a Madman: Chinese literature: May Fourth period: of such stories as “ Kuangren riji” (“The Known by the pseudonym Lu Xun, Zhou had studied in. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories has ratings and 78 reviews. Petra Eggs said: I listened to the title story, rather than read the book (which mi.

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I can still remember how lovable and pathetic she looked. Contents 1 Synopsis 2 Analysis 2.

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Lu Xun

He is convinced that sooner or later he will be eaten. Ostracised from society, they inevitably fall into poverty, which brings about quarrels, frustration, and the end of the relationship. The first collection features an almost simplistic, direct style of writing belying layered narratives, and thick with sarcastic wit.

The folk at home all pretended not to know me; they had the same look in their eyes as all the others. Perhaps this is what madness looks like, it certainly isn’t madness explained.

La storia prende spunto dal ritrovamento di un diario, scritto da un amico della voce narrante. It is highly ambiguous, with an unreliable narrator and unreliable preface.

Only later we learn that wrapped up with some kind of bread, I think, there was human blood from a man executed. Although I do not eat men, my courage is greater than theirs.


I myself will be eaten by others, but none the less I am the younger brother of an eater of human flesh! Het gezag van mdman communistische partij in literaire aangelegenheden heeft hij nooit willen erkennen. You must know that in future there will be no place for man-eaters in the world. I leaped up and opened my eyes wide, but the man had vanished.

Writing in Vernacular Chinese as well as Classical Chinese, Lu Xun was a novelist, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, and poet. Lu Xun Lu Xun – pseudoniem van Zhou Shuren, was een van de beroemdste Han-Chinese schrijvers van de twintigste eeuw, en ook een van de eerste schrijvers die schreef in een taal die dicht bij de Diarry spreektaal stond, in plaats van in het klassiek Chinees.

Early this morning I went to look for eiary elder brother. Lu Xun was openlijk dissident, diiary werd door zijn bekendheid beschermd. When I went into the study, they locked the door outside as if cooping up a chicken or a duck. He stayed here until his death. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Under the communist cultural monoculture, which ended around when artistic freedom became somewhat larger – but certainly not absolute – Lu Xun was the ‘greatest’ writer.

Lu Xun Diary of a Madman translation, Pt. I

At that time they were not yet born, so why should they eye me so strangely today, as if they were afraid of me, as if they wanted to murder me? Are there elements of or allusions to the supernatural in the story?

I keep rereading it!

It contains his random thoughts and fears, his obsessions and paranoia. The first collection features an almost simplistic, direct style of writing belying layered narratives, Lu’s stories often focus on how conservative thinking and religious observation of tradition dulls the sense of judgement, crushing ciary weak, different, and out-of-sync.


Refresh and try again. What does the madman learn by reading history books? I did not move, but watched to see or they would treat me, feeling certain that they would not let me go.

He feels everybody is there to get him, even children and his own brother. Ku’s accounts it has been touch-and-go.

A Madman’s Diary – Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 18

I could not help roaring with laughter, I was so madmqn. Although so many are born, they will be wiped out by the real men, just like wolves killed by hunters.

This stupendous discovery, although it came as a shock, is yet no more than I had expected: Needless to say, the cure fails, and the young boy dies despite his family’s desperate attempts to save his life. How comfortable life would be for them if they oc rid themselves of such obsessions and go to work, walk, eat and sleep at ease.

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The behaviour of the men and women in the street a few days ago, and my elder brother’s attitude these last few days, make it quite obvious. A word on the translation: