Congratulatory Speech at the 4th Representative Conference of China Literature and Art Workers

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(30 October 1979)

Deng Xiaoping

All representatives, all comrades:

Today, representatives of literators, dramatists, artists, musicians, perform artists, film workers and all other literature and art workers from all ethnicities in our country are happily gathered under one roof, to jointly summarize the basic experiences of literature and art work over the past three decades, carry forward achievements, overcome flaws, and discuss how to let the literature and art undertaking flourish in a new historical period, this is a matter of important historical significance. I represent the CCP Central Committee and the State Council in expressing warm congratulations to the Conference!

Among those participating in this Conference, there are older generation literators and artists who participated in the New Culture Movement of the “May Fourth” era; there are literators and artists who, after “May Fourth”, during the different stages of our country’s revolution, made contributions to the undertaking of liberating the people; there are literators and artists who grew up after the foundation of the nation; and there are literators and artists who emerged from the struggle with Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four”. Among those participating in this Conference, there are also literators and artists who are Taiwan compatriots, Hong Kong and Macau compatriots. This Conference symbolizes an unprecedented unity of nationwide literature and art workers.

In the 17 years before the Cultural Revolution, our basic literature and art line was correct, and the achievements of literature and art workers were striking. The so-called “black line dictatorship” was utter slander from Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four”. In the ten years when Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four” ran amok and brought chaos, a large batch of excellent works were banned, and the broad literature and art workers were framed and persecuted. During that period, many comrades and friends in the literature and art circles conducted resistance and struggle with awe-inspiring righteousness. In the struggle of the Party and the people to vanquish Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four”, literature and art workers made admirable and indelible contributions. Here, I would like to convey my warmest sympathies to everyone.

After smashing the “Gang of Four”, under the leadership of the Party Centre, literature and art circles began to and are currently implementing intellectual policies, a large batch of works that were loved by the people earlier meet the with the people again. Literature and art workers are free from anxiety, and their creative enthusiasm is surging. Within a short few years, through exposing and criticizing the crimes and fallacies of Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four”, many excellent novels, songs, plays, films, quyi, reportages as well as musical, dance, photographic and fine art works have already emerged. These works have had a positive function in smashing the mental shackles put up by Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four”, erasing their poisonous influence, liberating thoughts, inspiring spirits, encouraging the people to be of one heart and one mind, and advance towards the Four Modernizations. Looking back at three years of work, I believe that literature and art circles are one of the most successful areas. Literature and art workers should receive the trust, love and respect of the Party and the people. The severe test of struggle, wind and rain verifies that, generally speaking, our literature and art teams are good. With such literature and art teams, our Party and people feel extremely happy.

Representatives, comrades!

Our country has entered a new period of Socialist modernization construction. We must, at the same time as substantially raising social productive forces, reform and perfect Socialism’s economic structure and political structure, and develop a high-level Socialist democracy and a complete Socialist legal system. We must, at the same time as establishing a high-level material civilization, raise the scientific and cultural levels of the entire nation, develop a noble, rich and colourful cultural life and construct a high-level Socialist spiritual civilization.

Realizing the Four Modernizations with one heart and one mind is the central task overwhelming all other things for the people in the entire country, for a considerable length of time ahead, and it is the great cause of a millennium that determines the destiny of the Motherland. The masses and cadres on all fronts must all become promoters of liberating thoughts, promoters of stability and unity, promoters of safeguarding the unity of the motherland, and promoters for the realization of the Four Modernizations. Whether something is beneficial or harmful to realizing the Four Modernizations shall become the most fundamental standard for right and wrong in evaluating all work. Literature and art workers must cooperate with educational workers, theoretical workers, news workers, political workers and other related comrades, to conduct a long-term effective struggle with all ideologies and customs obstructing the Four Modernizations in the ideological area. They must criticize the influence of the conservative narrow-mindedness of the exploiting class and the bourgeoisie, criticize anarchism and extreme individualism, and overcome bureaucratism. They must restore and carry forward the revolutionary traditions of our Party and people, foster and establish excellent morals and customs, and make positive contributions to constructing a Socialist spiritual civilization with a high level of development.

In this nobler undertaking, the realm for literature and art development is extremely broad. In satisfying the people’s diverse spiritual life needs, in fostering new Socialist people, in raising the ideological, cultural and moral levels of the entire society, literature and art work bears an important responsibility that other departments cannot substitute.

Our literature and art belongs to the people. Our people are industrious and courageous, they are dauntless, wise and idealistic, they love the motherland, they love Socialism, they look at the whole picture and observe discipline. Over millennia, and especially in the half century after the May Fourth movement, they have been full of confidence, worked diligently in spite of difficulties, eliminated all obstructions, and wrote brilliant poems in our country’s history one after another. No strong enemy has overpowered them. No grave difficulty has hindered them. Literature and art creation must fully represent the excellent quality of our people, and praise the magnificent victories of the people in the revolution and construction, and in the struggles with all kinds of enemies and all kinds of difficulties.

Our literature and art shall spend even greater efforts and obtain even richer results in describing and fostering new Socialist people. It must mould the creators of the Four Modernizations, reflect the sort new image of the revolutionary ideals and scientific attitudes they have, the noble sentiments and creative ability they have, and the broad vision and spirit of seeking truth that they have. They must, through the image of these new people, stimulate the Socialist vigour of the broad masses, and push them to engage in historical creative activities to construct the Four Modernizations.

Our Socialist literature and art must, through artistic imageries that has flesh and blood, that is vivid and moving, truly reflect the wealth of social life, reflect the essence of people in all sorts of social relationships, display the requirements of advancing through the times and the tendencies of historical development, and strive to use Socialist ideology to educate the people, and give them a vigorous and enterprising spirit to go all out and make the country strong.

Our country’s history is long, its territory is vast, is population is massive, people from different ethnicities, different professions, different ages, different experiences and different levels of educations have diverse living habits, cultural traditions and artistic interests. Whether something is imposing or intricate, serious or humorous, emotional or philosophical, as long as it can make the people find education and enlightenment, gain entertainment and beautiful enjoyment, it shall find its own place in our literature and art garden. The outstanding achievements of heroic characters and the labour, struggle and vicissitudes of life of common people, the lives of contemporary people and the lives of the ancients, should all be reflected in literature and art. All progressive and excellent things from our country’s ancient and foreign literature and art works and performing arts should be learned from and studied.

We must continue to persist in the orientation put forward by Comrade Mao Zedong, that literature and art serves the broadest popular masses, and serves workers, peasants, soldiers first of all, persist in the principles of letting a hundred flowers bloom, push out the old and bring in the new, use foreign things for China’s purpose, use old things for the purpose of the present, advocate the free development of different forms and styles in artistic creation, and advocate the free discussion between different viewpoints and schools in artistic theory. Lenin said that in the literary undertaking, “it is absolutely necessary to guarantee a broad space for individual creativity and individual hobbies, and that there is a broad space for thoughts and fantasies, forms and content”. Revolving around the common objective of realizing the Four Modernizations, the path of literature and art must become ever broader, under the guidance of correct creation ideology, literature and art themes and forms of expression must become more rich and varied every day, and be audaciously innovated. We must prevent and overcome monotonous dullness, mechanical and standardized formulaic or conceptual tendencies.

With regards to the literature and art workers who are responsible to the people, they must unswervingly face the broad masses, keep improving artistically, avoid doing things roughly or badly, earnestly and seriously consider the social effect of their works, and strive to contribute the best spiritual nourishment to the people. In the past, Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four” used reactionary and corrupt exploiting class ideologies to corrupt people’s souls, poison the social atmosphere, and bring our revolutionary traditions and fine customs to meet with extremely great destruction. Our literature and art workers must, through their own creation, raise the spiritual outlook of the people, and continue to engage in persistent struggle with the evil influence of Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four”. With regards to mistaken tendencies coming from either the “left” or the right side, that always want to use all kinds of means to create turmoil, destroy the situation of stability and unity, and violate the interests and desires of the absolute majority of the people, we must maintain a sober mind; we must use literature and art creation, closely cooperate with other work in the ideological area, create a strong public opinion of a scale of the entire society, guide the popular masses to raise consciousness, understand the danger of these trends, unite, resist, denounce and oppose these mistaken tendencies.

Literature and art workers must strive to study Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought, and raise their own capacity to understand life, analyse life and penetrate through phenomena to grasp the essence of things. We hope that among literature and art workers, there are increasingly many comrades who become “engineers of the soul” worthy of that title. If they are to educate the people, they must first receive education themselves. If they are to bring nourishment to people, they must first receive nourishment themselves. Who will educate literature and art workers and give them nourishment? The Marxist answer can only be: the people. The people are the mothers of literature and art workers. The artistic lives of all progressive literature and art workers lie in their flesh-and-blood relationship with the people. Forgetting, neglecting or cutting off this relationship will mean that their artistic lives will whither. The people need art, but art needs the people even more. Consciously drawing themes, topics, plots, language, poetic sentiments and images from the people’s lives, and using the people’s rousing spirits to create history to nurture itself, are the basic ways by which our Socialist literature and art undertaking flourishes and grows. We are absolutely convinced that our literature and art workers will incessantly progress along this path.

Literature and art workers must also incessantly enrich and raise their own artistic expression ability. All literature and art workers shall earnestly study, absorb, digest and develop all good things from old, new, Chinese and foreign artistic skills, and create perfect artistic forms having the style of the nation and the characteristics of the times. Only literature and art workers who defy hardship, study and train hard, and dare to explore can scale the peak of art.

We heartily wish that literature and art teams become even more united and strong. Both specialist and after-hours literature and art workers, all Socialist and patriotic literature and art workers and all literature and art workers who safeguard the unity of the motherland must help each other and learn from each other even better, concentrate all of their energy on the creation of literature and art, research or comment. The ideological achievements and artistic achievements of literature and art works shall be evaluated by the people. Modestly listening the criticism from all sides, and receiving beneficial opinions often are drivers for artists to incessantly progress and incessantly improve. Within literature and art teams, between all kinds and all schools of literature and art workers, between the comrades engaging in creation and those engaging in literature and art criticism, between literators and artists, and the broad readers, comradely and friendly discussion must be advocated, and it must be advocated that facts are stated clearly, and reason is stressed. Criticism is permitted, countercriticism is permitted; we must persist in truth and correct mistakes.

The old generation of literature and art workers have an important responsibility in discovering and fostering young literature and art workers. Young literature and art workers are in their prime, their thinking is sharp, they are the future of our literature and art undertaking. They shall enthusiastically help and strictly demand matters of them, to ensure that they don’t become separated from real life, and are able to incessantly progress ideologically and artistically. Middle-age literature and art workers are the backbone forces of our literature and art teams, and must fully give rein to their function.

We must pay extreme regard to the fostering of literature and art talents. In a large country of more than 900 million people, outstanding literators and artists are, as a matter of fact, too few in number. This situation does not correspond with our times. We must not only start from ideology, but must also create the necessary conditions that benefit the emergence and growth of outstanding talents in work and institutional terms.

All levels’ Party Committees must lead literature and art work well. The Party’s leadership over literature and art work does not mean issuing orders and ordering people about, it does not require literature and art to be subordinate to temporary, concrete or direct political tasks, but it means helping literature and art workers in gaining conditions to incessantly let the literature and art undertaking flourish, raise literature and art levels, and create excellent literature and art works and performance art achievements that are worthy our magnificent people and our magnificent times, on the basis of the characteristics and development laws of literature and art. At present, we must focus on assisting literature and art workers to continue to liberate thoughts, smash the spiritual shackles created by Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four”, persist in the correct political orientation, and guarantee that literature and art workers can give full rein to their intelligence and talent from every angle, including material conditions. We advocate that leaders exchange opinions with literature and art workers on an equal level; Party members who are writers shall be exemplary models with their own creative achievements, unite and attract the broad literature and art workers to advance together. The yamen work style must be abandoned. Administrative decrees in the area of literature and art creation and literature and art criticism must be abolished. If we see these things as meaning persisting in the leadership of the Party, the result is that we will only match towards the negative side of things. We must persist in the ideological path of dialectical materialism, analyse both positive and negative experiences from the history of literature and art development over the last three decades, shake of all sorts of regulatory fetters, research new situations and resolve new problems on the basis of our country’s history and the characteristics of the new times. Those absurd methods of Lin Biao and the “Gang of Four” have destroyed the Party’s leadership over literature and art work, and strangled the vitality of literature and art. This sort of complex spiritual labour that literature and art are, fully requires that literators and artists give rein to their individual creative spirit. What to write and how to write it can only be resolved by literators and artists through exploration and taking steps in artistic practice. On this aspect, we must not flagrantly interfere.

All representatives, all comrades!

Comrade Mao Zedong pointed out earlier, when founding the nation: “following the arrival of a high tide of economic construction, it is unavoidable that a high tide of cultural construction must emerge”. Through difficult struggle and overcoming all sorts of difficulties, we have smashed the “Gang of Four” and eliminated the largest obstacle on the road ahead. Now, we can say full of confidence that the emergence of this situation is not far off; the conditions for the true realization of this Marxist policy of letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools contend, are also becoming more mature every day. The new stage of country’s literature and art’s vigorous flourishing and contending in beauty and clamour, will present the industry and labour of the broad cultural workers to our faces.

This Conference is the first grand meeting of literature and art workers nationwide in the new Long March. The comrades have brought their abundant achievements to this Conference. I am convinced that after the Conference, the Comrades certainly will be able to bring out ever more and ever better artistic achievements and present them to the Motherland and the people.

I sincerely wish the Conference all success!

 

在中国文学艺术工作者第四次代表大会上的祝词
(一九七九年十月三十日)
邓小平
各位代表,各位同志:
今天,我国各民族的文学家、戏剧家、美术家、音乐家、表演艺术家、电影工作者和其他文艺工作者的代表欢聚一堂,共同总结三十年来文艺工作的基本经验,发扬成绩,克服缺点,商讨在新的历史时期如何繁荣文艺事业,这是一件有重要历史意义的事情。我代表中共中央、国务院,向大会表示热烈的祝贺!
参加这次大会的,有“五四”时期就投入新文化运动的老一辈文艺家;有“五四”以后,在我国革命的不同阶段,为人民解放事业做出贡献的文艺家;有建国以后成长起来的文艺家;也有在同林彪、“四人帮”的斗争中涌现出来的文艺家。参加这次大会的,还有台湾同胞、港澳同胞中的文艺家。这次大会,标志着全国文艺工作者的空前团结。
文化大革命前的十七年,我们的文艺路线基本上是正确的,文艺工作的成绩是显著的。所谓“黑线专政”〔35〕,完全是林彪、“四人帮”的诬蔑。在林彪“四人帮”猖獗作乱的十年里,大批优秀作品遭到禁锢,广大文艺工作者受到诬陷和迫害。在那个时期,文艺界的许多同志和朋友,正气凛然地对他们进行了抵制和斗争。在我们党和人民战胜林彪、“四人帮”的斗争中,文艺工作者做出了令人钦佩的、不可磨灭的贡献。我在这里,向大家表示亲切的慰问。
粉碎“四人帮”以后,在党中央的领导下,文艺界已经和正在落实党的知识分子政策,过去受到人民欢迎的一大批文艺作品重新和人民见面。文艺工作者心情舒畅,创作热情高涨。短短几年里,通过清算林彪、“四人帮”的罪行和谬论,已经出现了许多优秀的小说、诗歌、戏剧、电影、曲艺、报告文学以及音乐、舞蹈、摄影、美术等作品。这些作品,对于打破林彪、“四人帮”设置的精神枷锁,肃清他们的流毒和影响,对于解放思想,振奋精神,鼓舞人民同心同德,向四个现代化进军,起了积极的作用。回顾三年来的工作,我认为,文艺界是很有成绩的部门之一。文艺工作者理应受到党和人民的信赖、爱护和尊敬。斗争风雨的严峻考验证明,从总体来看,我们的文艺队伍是好的。有这样一支文艺队伍,我们党和人民是感到十分高兴的。
代表们,同志们!
我们的国家已经进入社会主义现代化建设的新时期。我们要在大幅度提高社会生产力的同时,改革和完善社会主义的经济制度和政治制度,发展高度的社会主义民主和完备的社会主义法制。我们要在建设高度物质文明的同时,提高全民族的科学文化水平,发展高尚的丰富多彩的文化生活,建设高度的社会主义精神文明。
同心同德地实现四个现代化,是今后一个相当长的时期内全国人民压倒一切的中心任务,是决定祖国命运的千秋大业。各条战线上的群众和干部,都要做解放思想的促进派,安定团结的促进派,维护祖国统一的促进派,实现四个现代化的促进派。对实现四个现代化是有利还是有害,应当成为衡量一切工作的最根本的是非标准。文艺工作者,要同教育工作者、理论工作者、新闻工作者、政治工作者以及其他有关同志相互合作,在意识形态领域中,同各种妨害四个现代化的思想习惯进行长期的、有效的斗争。要批判剥削阶级思想和小生产守旧狭隘心理的影响,批判无政府主义、极端个人主义,克服官僚主义。要恢复和发扬我们党和人民的革命传统,培养和树立优良的道德风尚,为建设高度发展的社会主义精神文明做出积极的贡献。
在这个崇高的事业中,文艺发展的天地十分广阔。不论是对于满足人民精神生活多方面的需要,对于培养社会主义新人,对于提高整个社会的思想、文化、道德水平,文艺工作都负有其他部门所不能代替的重要责任。
我们的文艺属于人民。我们的人民勤劳勇敢,坚韧不拔,有智慧,有理想,热爱祖国,热爱社会主义,顾大局,守纪律。几千年来,特别是五四运动以后的半个多世纪来,他们满怀信心,艰苦奋斗,排除一切阻力,一次又一次地写下了我国历史上光辉灿烂的篇章。任何强大的敌人都没有把他们压倒。任何严重的困难都没有把他们挡住。文艺创作必须充分表现我们人民的优秀品质,赞美人民在革命和建设中、在同各种敌人和各种困难的斗争中所取得的伟大胜利。
我们的文艺,应当在描写和培养社会主义新人方面付出更大的努力,取得更丰硕的成果。要塑造四个现代化建设的创业者,表现他们那种有革命理想和科学态度、有高尚情操和创造能力、有宽阔眼界和求实精神的崭新面貌。要通过这些新人的形象,来激发广大群众的社会主义积极性,推动他们从事四个现代化建设的历史性创造活动。
我们的社会主义文艺,要通过有血有肉、生动感人的艺术形象,真实地反映丰富的社会生活,反映人们在各种社会关系中的本质,表现时代前进的要求和历史发展的趋势,并且努力用社会主义思想教育人民,给他们以积极进取、奋发图强的精神。
我国历史悠久,地域辽阔,人口众多,不同民族、不同职业、不同年龄、不同经历和不同教育程度的人们,有多样的生活习俗、文化传统和艺术爱好。雄伟和细腻,严肃和诙谐,抒情和哲理,只要能够使人们得到教育和启发,得到娱乐和美的享受,都应当在我们的文艺园地里占有自己的位置。英雄人物的业绩和普通人们的劳动、斗争和悲欢离合,现代人的生活和古代人的生活,都应当在文艺中得到反映。我国古代的和外国的文艺作品、表演艺术中一切进步的和优秀的东西,都应当借鉴和学习。
我们要继续坚持毛泽东同志提出的文艺为最广大的人民群众、首先为工农兵服务的方向,坚持百花齐放、推陈出新、洋为中用、古为今用的方针,在艺术创作上提倡不同形式和风格的自由发展,在艺术理论上提倡不同观点和学派的自由讨论。列宁说过,在文学事业中,“绝对必须保证有个人创造性和个人爱好的广阔天地,有思想和幻想、形式和内容的广阔天地”〔91〕。围绕着实现四个现代化的共同目标,文艺的路子要越走越宽,在正确的创作思想的指导下,文艺题材和表现手法要日益丰富多彩,敢于创新。要防止和克服单调刻板、机械划一的公式化概念化倾向。
对人民负责的文艺工作者,要始终不渝地面向广大群众,在艺术上精益求精,力戒粗制滥造,认真严肃地考虑自己作品的社会效果,力求把最好的精神食粮贡献给人民。林彪、“四人帮”过去用反动的、腐朽的剥削阶级思想腐蚀人们灵魂,毒化社会空气,使我们的革命传统和优良风尚遭到极大的破坏。我们的文艺工作者,要通过自己的创作提高人民的精神境界,继续同林彪、“四人帮”的恶劣影响进行坚决斗争。对于来自“左”的和右的,总想用各种形式搞动乱,破坏安定团结局面,违背绝大多数人利益和意愿的错误倾向,要保持清醒的头脑;要运用文艺创作,同意识形态领域的其他工作紧密配合,造成全社会范围的强大舆论,引导人民提高觉悟,认识这些倾向的危害性,团结起来,抵制、谴责和反对这些错误倾向。
文艺工作者要努力学习马列主义、毛泽东思想,提高自己认识生活、分析生活、透过现象抓住事物本质的能力。我们希望,文艺工作者中间有越来越多的同志成为名副其实的人类灵魂工程师。要教育人民,必须自己先受教育。要给人民以营养,必须自己先吸收营养。由谁来教育文艺工作者,给他们以营养呢?马克思主义的回答只能是:人民。人民是文艺工作者的母亲。一切进步文艺工作者的艺术生命,就在于他们同人民之间的血肉联系。忘记、忽略或是割断这种联系,艺术生命就会枯竭。人民需要艺术,艺术更需要人民。自觉地在人民的生活中汲取题材、主题、情节、语言、诗情和画意,用人民创造历史的奋发精神来哺育自己,这就是我们社会主义文艺事业兴旺发达的根本道路。我们相信,我们的文艺工作者一定会坚定不移地沿着这条道路不断前进。
文艺工作者还要不断丰富和提高自己的艺术表现能力。所有文艺工作者,都应当认真钻研、吸收、融化和发展古今中外艺术技巧中一切好的东西,创造出具有民族风格和时代特色的完美的艺术形式。只有不畏艰难、勤学苦练、勇于探索的文艺工作者,才能攀登上艺术的高峰。
我们衷心祝愿文艺队伍更加团结壮大。不论是专业的或是业余的文艺工作者,一切社会主义的和爱国的文艺工作者,一切维护祖国统一的文艺工作者,都要更好地互相帮助、互相学习,把全部精力集中于文艺的创作、研究或评论。作品的思想成就和艺术成就,应当由人民来评定。虚心倾听各方面的批评,接受有益的意见,常常是艺术家不断进步、不断提高的动力。在文艺队伍内部,在各种类、各流派的文艺工作者之间,在从事创作与从事文艺批评的同志之间,在文艺家与广大读者之间,都要提倡同志式的、友好的讨论,提倡摆事实、讲道理。允许批评,允许反批评;要坚持真理,修正错误。
老一代文艺工作者,在发现和培养青年文艺工作者方面负有重要的责任。青年文艺工作者年富力强,思想敏锐,是我们文艺事业的未来。应当热情帮助并严格要求他们,使他们既不脱离生活,又能在思想上、艺术上不断进步。中年文艺工作者是我们文艺队伍的骨干力量,要充分发挥他们的作用。
必须十分重视文艺人才的培养。在一个九亿多人口的大国里,杰出的文艺家实在太少了。这种状况与我们的时代很不相称。我们不仅要从思想上,而且要从工作制度上创造有利于杰出人才涌现和成长的必要条件。
各级党委都要领导好文艺工作。党对文艺工作的领导,不是发号施令,不是要求文学艺术从属于临时的、具体的、直接的政治任务,而是根据文学艺术的特征和发展规律,帮助文艺工作者获得条件来不断繁荣文学艺术事业,提高文学艺术水平,创作出无愧于我们伟大人民、伟大时代的优秀的文学艺术作品和表演艺术成果。当前,要着重帮助文艺工作者继续解放思想,打破林彪、“四人帮”设置的精神枷锁,坚持正确的政治方向,从各个方面,包括物质条件方面,保证文艺工作者充分发挥自己的聪明才智。我们提倡领导者同文艺工作者平等地交换意见;党员作家应当以自己的创作成就起模范作用,团结和吸引广大文艺工作者一道前进。衙门作风必须抛弃。在文艺创作、文艺批评领域的行政命令必须废止。如果把这类东西看作是坚持党的领导,其结果,只能走向事情的反面。要坚持辩证唯物主义的思想路线,从三十年来文艺发展的历史中,分析正反两方面的经验,摆脱各种条条框框的束缚,根据我国历史新时期的特点,研究新情况,解决新问题。林彪、“四人帮”那一套荒谬做法,破坏了党对文艺工作的领导,扼杀了文艺的生机。文艺这种复杂的精神劳动,非常需要文艺家发挥个人的创造精神。写什么和怎样写,只能由文艺家在艺术实践中去探索和逐步求得解决。在这方面,不要横加干涉。
各位代表,各位同志!
毛泽东同志早在开国的时候就指出:“随着经济建设的高潮的到来,不可避免地将要出现一个文化建设的高潮。”〔92〕经过艰苦的斗争,克服重重困难,我们粉碎了“四人帮”,扫除了前进道路上的最大障碍。现在,我们可以满怀信心地说,这种形势的出现已经为期不远;真正实现百花齐放、百家争鸣这个马克思主义方针的条件,也在日益成熟。我国文学艺术蓬勃繁荣、争奇斗艳的新阶段,必将通过广大文艺工作者的辛勤劳动,展现在我们面前。
这次大会,是全国文艺工作者在新长征中的第一次盛会。同志们是带着自己的丰硕成果来出席大会的。我们相信,大会以后,同志们一定会拿出越来越多、越来越好的艺术成果,向祖国和人民汇报。
谨祝大会完满成功!

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    October 12, 2013 at 8:07 am

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