Imagination and Cross-border: A Study of Theme and Narrative Elements in Li Zi Shu''s Fiction
This article aims at exploring two major observations about Li Zi Shu’s fictions. The first part is about the theme and the second part is the narrative element. The author’s writing diaspora is then sorted out accordingly. Li Zi Shu has earned many literary awards during the start of her writing career. With nearly twenty years of writing experience, her works including flash fictions, short fictions and full-length novel. These achievements make her one of the present-day Malaysian Chinese leading writers. Her fictions are known for the dark tonality, and good at creating a disturbed atmosphere. But there is no fixed style could be found in the fictions because of her various theme and narrative situation. This article attempts to capture the kernel of Li Zi Shu’s varied style, and to discuss the development vein of the different dimension in her writing career, in order to provide a further analysis of her uniqueness among present-day Malaysian Chinese writers. The darkness imagination that probes into the heart of character appeared in her fictions through the themes such as losing, erotic, disease and death. Her narrative tends to create a cross-border effect. Moreover, the pondering about literary language and the tendency of self-referential intertextuality are both remarkable elements in shaping her works. All these characteristics can potentially lead her to an even more expanding space for future writing.
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