斯芬克司
The Sphinx

  • 作   者:

    埃德加·爱伦·坡
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • 译   者:

    山西大学翻译组

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    双语

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爱伦·坡最大的成就是他的短篇小说,他留下的短篇传世佳作题材丰富,并且开创了许多题材。他是优秀短篇小说作家,侦探小说之父;坎坷半世,身后声名远播,想象力丰富且分析缜密;崇尚而且追随美,而美却与恐怖和诡异相伴相生。在这场霍乱中,“我”到底看到了什么怪物呢?

在纽约霍乱期间,“我”和一位朋友一同住着哈德逊河畔的小别墅中,持续传来的熟人的噩耗使得“我”产生了许多虚幻的念头,并且“看”到了可怖的怪物。

During the cholera epidemic that occurred in New York City presumably during the summer of 1832, the narrator decides to visit a relative living near the Hudson River north of the city for two weeks. There, the two men observe the massive destruction that cholera is causing from afar, as they hear news each day of one of their friends who has died from this terrible illness down in the city.

埃德加·爱伦·坡(Edgar Allan Poe)(1809—1849),十九世纪美国诗人、小说家和文学评论家。其作品的风格在任何时代都是独一无二的。语言和形式精致、优美,内容多样。

侦探小说(detective story)鼻祖、科幻小说(science fiction)先驱之一、恐怖小说(horror fiction)大师、短篇哥特小说巅峰、象征主义(symbolism)先驱之一,唯美主义(aestheticism)者。

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809—October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

然而,这个可怖怪物的最古怪的一点是——它身上有一个骷髅头的图案,几乎覆盖着整个胸部,在身体黑色的底色上用耀眼的白色精确地勾勒出轮廓,就像是哪个艺术家的精心之作。

他听着我从头到尾讲完——起先狂笑了一阵——然后神情变得无比凝重,好像我的神经错乱已是不争的事实。

But the chief peculiarity of this horrible thing was the representation of a Death’s Head, which covered nearly the whole surface of its breast, and which was as accurately traced in glaring white, upon the dark ground of the body, as if it had been there carefully designed by an artist.

He heard me to the end—at first laughed heartily—and then lapsed into an excessively grave demeanor, as if my insanity was a thing beyond suspicion.

爱伦·坡最大的成就是他的短篇小说,他留下的短篇传世佳作题材丰富,并且开创了许多题材。他是优秀短篇小说作家,侦探小说之父;坎坷半世,身后声名远播,想象力丰富且分析缜密;崇尚而且追随美,而美却与恐怖和诡异相伴相生。

他在《怪异故事集》序中称“自己的作品绝大部分都是深思熟虑的苦心经营”。

洛威尔一向不轻易赞扬别人,却把坡誉为“最有见识、最富哲理的大无畏评论家”。

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Poe's best-loved tales are destined to capture the imagination of a generation new to the master of terror, as well as delight longtime admirers of Poe, who will find much to relish in this haunting interpretation."

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