1990 年 32 巻 p. 35-48
“Wild Grasses” by Lu Xun is a collection of prose poems, characterized by their highly symbolical style. Lu Xun took an interest in “The Seventh Night” of “Ten Nights of Dreams” by Soseki Natsume. Its influence can be seen in the work, “A Traveler” in Lu Xun’s book. “A Traveler” and “The Seventh Night” share a similarity in their descriptions of such things as the trip to the West and infinite space. Lu Xun translated Hakuson Kuriyagawa’s comments on literature, which led him again to focus his attention on Soseki and his works. However, “The Seventh Night” elaborates on the anxieties human beings have concerning their existence in modern society, while “A Traveler” describes the will of human beings struggling to find a way of life and a future path for society, in the face of suppression by the old establishment. A difference can be seen here in the two authors’ viewpoints, and Lu Xun’s positive approach can also be seen in his acceptance of Soseki and his works.