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Shu Xiangcheng papers 舒巷城書信文件

Identifier: HK CVU 0025/PER/ShuXiangcheng


  • 1939, 1942-1947, 1966-1970, 1983, 1987-1998, undated


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0.2 linear feet (49 items)

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1921 年 9 月 12 日生於香港,有三位弟弟。自幼在西灣河和筲箕灣長大,七歲進私塾讀書,繼而在兆榮漢文學校肄業,及後就讀於育才書院(Eills Kadoorie School)和華仁書院。興趣廣泛,參加過足球隊、曲藝社,亦愛看電影、聽音樂和繪畫。抗戰期間受朋友和南來作家作品的影響,開始投稿,以筆名王烙於《立報》、《申報》和《珠江日報》發表小說、新詩和散文。

1941 年太平洋戰爭爆發,翌年離開淪陷的香港赴桂林,曾在印刷廠做過校對。1944 年秋,湘桂大撤退,輾轉流徙至昆明,在美軍(盟軍)機構中任文員和譯員,並先後在越南、台灣、上海、南京、東北、天津、北平等地工作。

1948 年底回港與家人團聚,先後任職於洋行、商行和建築公司擔任會計工作,業餘從事寫作,尤擅新詩、舊體詩、小說和散文,亦會繪畫、譜寫粵曲和為詩譜曲,作品多發表在《伴侶》、《南洋文藝》、《新晚報》、《香港商報》等報刊,第一本出版的小說集是《山上山下》。1977 年 9 月,應美國愛荷華大學「國際寫作計劃」的邀請,赴美參加為期四個月的文學活動。八十年代退休,應好友張五常的邀請,到香港大學做研究工作。

1999 年 4 月 15 日下午 5 時,在家端坐而逝。


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  • 2018-02-21: 2nd batch was arranged and described

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