“A true hero does not have a lowly sentiment, but will never be conquered by a lowly; true light is not without darkness When it is time, it will not be submerged by darkness.”
This is Fu Lei translated a sentence from the opening book of Roman Rowland’s”John Christopher”. This is also a portrayal of Fu Lei’s personality throughout his life.
Fu Lei, 1908 Born in Zhoupu Town in Nanhui, Jiangsu, a landlord’s family. His family was well-off, and his parents asked his husband to teach him to read and read. At the age of four, Fu Lei’s father, Fu Pengfei, was falsely imprisoned because he provokes a squire and landlord. Although he was released from prison after only three months, his upright father did not receive a fair complaint because of his grievances, and was depressed for a long time. Suffered from tuberculosis and passed away in a short time!
Fu Lei’s two younger brothers and one younger sister also died because of family changes that year! There are only two in a family of six in one year! This kind of blow is really not something others can bear!
After the death of his father, the family’s All the burdens fell on Fu Lei’s mother Li Yuzhen. Fu Lei’s mother is relatively thin, but dignified and beautiful in appearance. Although there is no culture, but very independent. She didn’t feel devastated by the death of her husband and child, but instead put all her thoughts on her son Fu Lei !
At that time, she asked the teacher in charge of the account to continue to teach Fu Lei to read and read, and also specially invited the teacher to teach English . His mother’s discipline to Fu Lei is also extremely strict.It can even be said that the methods are vicious!
For the strictness of Fu Lei’s mother, there are two things thing.
Children are naughty, and Fu Lei who studies in school also loves to play. The teacher told his mother that he was not studying seriously, and the mother fell asleep in Fu Lei Later, after lighting a candle on his stomach, Fu Lei was suddenly awakened by the pain! This is his mother’s punishment for not studying seriously.
One more thing, Fu Lei played truant from school. He thought his mother had found out that it was another whipping. Who knew that his mother did not punish him when he returned home. But Fu Lei, who was asleep in the middle of the night, was awakened by the pain. It turned out that his mother tied up his hands and feet and wanted to drag him to a pond near his home. Fortunately, the neighbors discovered that otherwise the later Fu Cong would be gone, let alone”Fu Lei’s Letters”. I have to say that Fu Lei’s mother is also very funny, why does it always fix his son in the middle of the night?
That’s how Fu Lei became a genius in the club. When he was in high school, he appeared in”Dream” and”Reminiscence””Two novels, admitted to Shanghai Chizhi University at the age of 18 (that is nowShanghai International Studies University).
On December 30, 1927, Fu Lei bid farewell to his relatives and friends and took the French cruise ship&34; Caipenghao&34; set off for France. It was at this time that he realized how deeply his mother loved him.
Mother is one of the most important women in his life. Another woman, his later wife, gave birth to a pair of sons Zhu Meifu.
Yang Jiang commented on Zhu Meifu:
Zhu Meifu’s father was a scholar of the Qing Dynasty, and he taught for a living after the fall of the Qing Dynasty. He also paid great attention to the education of his daughter. Not only did he let her read and read, he also sent her to a girls’ school to learn piano. Under the cultivation of his father, Zhu Meifu is also knowledgeable and generous.
In 1919, Fu Lei’s mother took him to Shanghai for a better education. Grandfather’s house. Zhu Meifu’s family and Fu Lei’s grandfather’s family were neighbors. From then on,there was a plot of childhood sweethearts and two little guesses span>, Fu Lei and his cousin Zhu Meifu grew up together, and they married at the age of 15.
In fact, the love between the two is not Not exactly as romantic as a TV series plot! Fu Lei had changed his mind twice, one was studying abroad in France, and the other was a blatant derailment during marriage.
He has worked in”Fu Lei’s Letters mentioned this:“I went abroad at the age of 20, and I was engaged to your mother before I went abroad, but during the four years I went abroad, my views on her changed again and again. Shaken a lot.”
During his studies in France, Fu Lei was attracted by a very romantic French woman named Madeleine. This Women have the romance, enthusiasm, and unrestrainedness that Chinese women lack, and they love art as much as Fu Lei (Fu Lei studied art for a period of time in France and achieved a little). The two have a lot of common topics together, and love is born from this. Fu Lei wrote to tell his family to dissolve the marriage contract with his cousin Zhu Meifu, and asked his friend Liu Haisu to send it on her behalf.
However, this French girl is too unrestrained and there are many things that Fu Lei finds difficult to accept after getting along for a long time. , The two of them stopped. After the breakup, Fu Lei thought of the letter he had written and regretted it. Fortunately, his friend had already predicted that Fu Lei would regret not sending the letter.
In 1932, after Fu Lei returned to China, he honestly married Zhu Meifu in Shanghai. After the marriage, Zhu Meifu gave birth to two sons for Fu Lei. After the marriage, Zhu Meifu, besides taking care of the children, also served as an assistant to her husband Fu Lei.
Because Zhu Meifu has been educated in Western style since she was a child, she appreciates music, calligraphy and painting, and English novels. All have their own unique opinions. During her time as Fu Lei’s assistant, she made more than 500 English cards every day, and basically had no time to worry about her own affairs.
She herself once said,”Night is the most comfortable time for me, let me breathe, I can calm down and read a book.”
Nevertheless, when Fu Cong is 5 years old, Fu Min When he was 2 years old, Fu Lei betrayed his wife again and fell in love with the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts studentsChengjialiu, this time the incident was also used by Zhang Ailing as the prototype of writing the book. The prototype of the book”Che Sends the Flower House”).
The emergence of Chengjialiu gave Fu Lei the idea of giving up his wife. At that time, Fu Lei’s creation of Chengjialiu must be by his side, if not He couldn’t work at ease and was decadent every day. At that time, Zhu Meifu also moved to give up this marriage, but for the sake of her two children, she chose to endure it.
Zhu Meifu not only does not hate Chengjialiu , And also took the initiative to call Chengjia Liu:“Come on, you come, he can write Go down.”It is precisely because of this that Chengjialiu was moved by the sincere woman in front of her and chose Take the initiative to leave.
She once said to Fu Min herself:“Your father loves me very much, but your mother is so kind, I have to leave in the end.”
This relationship also became a controversial past when Cheng Jialiu left.
On a Mengqiu night in 1966, Fu Lei and his wife asked the nanny to rest early in the evening and buy less food tomorrow, The guard was so sorry about the babysitter. No one thought that the literary master would commit suicide with his wife in the early hours of 9.3! The proudest”masterpiece” of his life was the fuse of his sad death.
Fu Lei’s final letter:
What’s more, just educating a traitor, Fu Cong, is already dead in front of the people! What’s more, the scum from the old society like us should have automatically withdrawn from the stage of history!
It may be the stick discipline of my mother when she was young, As a result, Fu Lei inherited the methods of his mother in his children’s education. However, he has also reformed his mother’s education method. The eldest son Fu Cong is a”masterpiece” under this educational method. (Actually, Fu Cong had a son before, but he died. This may be because the husband and wife pay more attention to this son. s reason).
Fu Cong, who is also the”child” in”Fu Lei’s Letters”, is also the cause Fu Lei and his wife committed suicide as”traitors”.
Fu Cong, born in 1934, showed his musical talents at the age of four. When he was seven years old, his father Fu Lei decided to train him to learn piano. At that time, his father specially designed a set of educational methods for him:Fu Lei believed that cultural knowledge and piano should be studied together, so he invited the teacher to teach Fu Cong’s math, English and piano at home. Of course, Fu Lei is very confident in the literary content. He personally taught Fu Cong’s Shiji, Hanshu, Zuo Zhuan and other famous works. Not only that, but also the classical poetry and literary prose.
Fu Cong, who has not graduated from elementary school, can be said to be better than ordinary people in all aspects. Too much! Behind the achievement is also the daily scolding of my father, day and night practice!
Once, Fu Cong came to practice piano time, but at that time he was obsessed with Water Margin , Hiding from his father like a student hiding from the teacher, it looks like the”teacher” father happened to see this scene upstairs,Going downstairs without a word is a punch. There is a scar on the bridge of Fu Cong’s nose, which is said to be the mark of his father’s stick education!
The turning point of Fu Cong’s piano career was when he won the third place in the Fifth Chopin International Piano Competition in 1954. Since then, Fu Cong has continued to study in Poland. .It was also this year that Fu Lei began correspondence with Fu Cong, which was the later”Fu Lei Family Letter”.
In 1957, the”anti-rightist” storm set off, always proud Fu Lei was dissatisfied and published several articles in a row. Not long after, he was classified as a “rightist” because of these remarks. In December of that year, Zhu Meifu mentioned in a letter to Fu Cong that the writers association held ten meetings criticizing Fu Lei. Fu Lei made three reviews, all work stopped, and he himself fell into extreme mental pain. But these were not enough to cause Fu Lei, who has always been proud, to commit suicide.
In 1958, Fu Lei suffered another serious criticism. In fact, he had thoughts of suicide at that time, but he said to his wife Zhu Meifu: If it weren’t for two children, I would…
In the same year, Fu Cong was called to return to China in China. Fu Cong worried that because of his father, he would no longer be able to play the piano after returning to China. , Left the UK.
However, in 1964 there was an explosive news, on the letter A line of shocking words was printed on the face:Fu Cong was naturalized in the UK. At that time, Fu Lei stayed all over. He would never believe that his greatest pride had become an”enemy country.” For two days and two nights, Fu Lei did not eat or drink rice grains. So far, the last straw in the hearts of Fu Lei and his wife is gone!
Actually, Fu Cong joined the British nationality solely for his acting career, because he is a piano At home, you have to”run the dock” all the year round (the opera circles also borrowed this term, using”run the dock” to refer to artists going to market towns in other cities to perform). If you are not a British citizen, you will have a lot of inconvenience in signing your overseas passport.
At around 11 pm on August 30, 1966, a group of students from the Conservatory of Music with armbands, this group of people was originally running Whoever wrote”Fu Lei’s Family Letter” to find evidence of crime, who ever thought that the husband and wife of Fu Lei’s family could express their dissatisfaction with the motherland without a word, but instead taught their son to be patriotic! They started a four-day and three-night raid in Fu Lei’s house. Fu Lei and his wife were criticized wearing high hats, and all correspondence in the bookcase was burned. Finally, I found a small mirror in the attic that had long been rusty. The back of the mirror was inlaid with a portrait of Chiang Jieshi, and a copy of Song Meiling’s photo Pictorial!
In the early morning of September 3, 1966, the 58-year-old translator Fu Lei was completely defeated”, decided to testify by death to show innocence. He swallowed a huge amount of poison and sat on the couch forever”asleep”. Zhu Meifu, the noble wife of plum blossoms, also chose to hang himself. Before committing suicide, she laid a thick layer of quilts on the ground floor, fearing that she might disturb others when she kicked down the bench.
At ten o’clock in the morning, the police found a white cloth bag on the desk with Fu Lei inside. His autograph suicide note and several envelopes. The envelope contained money and objects, neatly categorized and clear at a glance.
As for Fu Cong, the “traitor” son that Fu Lei said, his sorrow and helplessness were all melted into the Chopin music he played.
2020.12.28, Fu Cong was infected with the new coronavirus and passed away in the UK.