蘇雪林 (1899 - 1999)

蘇雪林單名梅,安徽太平縣嶺下人。在宜城第一女子師範學校畢業後,曾入讀北京高等女子師範學校,其後兩度負笈法國。

蘇雪林執教東吳大學、安徽大學,後轉任武漢大學,一直到抗日戰爭勝利以後。1949年,到香港真理學會工作。翌年赴巴黎研究神話。1952年,到臺灣,先任教師範大學、成功大學。所歷數校,以武漢及成功大學任職最久,蘇氏重要著作大都完成於此時。蘇氏學術專著為屈賦研究,前後致力凡二十載。除此,也從事文藝創作,發表之作品數十種,散文有《綠天》、《歸鴻集》、《青鳥集》;小說則有傳記小說《棘心》,神話小說《天馬集》等。


Su Xuelin (1899 - 1999)

Originally named Su Mei; born in Taiping, Anhui province. After graduating from Anhui No. 1 Girls’ Normal School, Su Xuelin studied at the Beijing Girls’ Higher Normal School. She went studying in France on two occasions.

Su taught in Dongwu University and Anhui University, later transferring to Wuhan University and taught there until after the triumph of the War of Resistance against Japan. In 1949, she came to Hong Kong and worked for the Truth Society. In the following year, she went to Paris to study mythology. She went to Taiwan in 1952, first teaching at the National Normal University then the Provincial Chenggong University. Among the universities Su taught in, she spent the longest time working in Wuhan and Chenggong Universities; and it was during her stay in these two universities that she completed most of her major works. The academic work Su did mostly focused on studying the poems of Qu Yuan, a poet of the Warring States era. It was a project that she worked on for over two decades. She also engaged in literary creation, publishing several dozen volumes of work. Her collections of essays include Green Sky, The Returning Geese, and The Bluebird; novels include the biographical novelette The Bitter Heart, and the mythological novelette The Pegasus.

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