研究論文 Research Article
“Wú Xiāng Yìn Xiàng” and Native Literature:
The Formation and Development of Wú Chéng’s Poetry in the 1970s
This paper traces Wú Chéng’s poetry in the 1970s, accounting for his attempts at poetic writing. I argue that Wú Chéng’s “Wú Xiang Yìn Xiàng”, published in 1972, retains the traits of modernist literature, no matter in terms of form or topic. His “Native Poetry” style was not established until the creation of “Ní Tu Pian” (1974) and the “Xiàng Hái Zi Shuo” (1977). Wú Chéng’ status in literature was constructed in close relation to the discussions on the concepts of “xiang tu” in the 1970s. His “Native Poetry” was written before the “Native Literature Controversy”. These works set the model of “Native Poetry” in the literature history of Taiwan, as he waved good-bye to Modernism and turned his gaze upon the life of his native soil with emotion and intuition.
Keywords: Realism literature, Rural literature, Modern poetry,Native Poetry