Dreams

  • 作   者:

    奥利弗·施赖纳
    Oliver Schreiner

  • 出版社:

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

  • 语   言:

    英文

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作者本人是一位坚定的反战者和学者,她写了很多激进的社会评论文章,她最为著名的是1833年的《非洲农场的故事》。此书是作者的第二本书,也是一本基于梦和南非生活经验的短篇故事集。此书充满了对世界的奇妙幻想,并以接近于20世纪早期的英伦美妙风格写成。本书中的第一个故事是《失去的喜悦》,故事中把生活和爱情拟人化,变成了孤寂的女子和细心的男人。他们第一次相见后,有了一个孩子叫喜悦。在文中的隐喻非常诱人且真实,这几个人化后生活、爱情和喜悦成为贯穿文章的主要人物。

作者本人是一位坚定的反战者和学者,她写了很多激进的社会评论文章,她最为著名的是1833年的《非洲农场的故事》。此书是作者的第二本书,也是一本基于梦和南非生活经验的短篇故事集。此书充满了对世界的奇妙幻想,并以接近于20世纪早期的英伦美妙风格写成。本书中的第一个故事是《失去的喜悦》,故事中把生活和爱情拟人化,变成了孤寂的女子和细心的男人。他们第一次相见后,有了一个孩子叫喜悦。在文中的隐喻非常诱人且真实,这几个人化后生活、爱情和喜悦成为贯穿文章的主要人物。

Dreams is a wonderful parablistic book full of fascinating looks on the world. The stories are fascinating and beautifully written in that early 20th century feel of near backwards English that writers used to have. The first story is called The Lost Joy, and it personifies Life as a lonely woman and Love as a caring man, and from their first meeting was made Joy, a child. The metaphors like these said here are incredibly alluring and true, and they continue as the main characters throughout the book.

奥莉芙·施赖纳(Olive Schreiner, Mrs. Cronwright, 1855-1920)是一位南非作家、和平主义者、政治活动家。1867年跟哥哥一起搬到Cradock。她哥哥离开Cradock后,奥莉芙选择当一名家庭教师。她在很多农场当过家庭教师,并受到启发以笔名Ralph Iron发表了《非洲农场故事》(1883),以及一个小的寓言故事集《梦境与现实》(1893)。

Schreiner was born in Cape Town in 1890. He was the son of William Philip Schreiner, a well-known advocate, civil servant and Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, and his wife, Frances, a sister of President F. W. Reitz. The author Olive Schreiner was his aunt.He went to Rondebosch Boys' High School and then the South African College School (SACS). An excellent student, he "could have had the Rhodes Scholarship for the asking", but understood, in the light of Rhodes's involvement in the Jameson Raid and subsequent fallout with William Schreiner, that "no Schreiner took such a gift from such a man".Instead, Schreiner went up to Cambridge University to read law at Trinity College. A string of academic prizes was interrupted by the outbreak of World War I. Schreiner enlisted in the British Armed Forces, was wounded in the right arm at the Battle of the Somme, and received the Military Cross.

All day the soft wind played with her hair, and the young, young face looked out across the water. She was waiting—she was waiting; but she could not tell for what.All day the waves ran up and up on the sand, and ran back again, and the pink shells rolled. Life sat waiting; all day, with the sunlight in her eyes, she sat there, till, grown weary, she laid her head upon her knee and fell asleep, waiting still.Then a keel grated on the sand, and then a step was on the shore—Life awoke and heard it. A hand was laid upon her, and a great shudder passed through her. She looked up, and saw over her the strange, wide eyes of Love—and Life now knew for whom she had sat there waiting.

  • Preface

  • I.THE LOST JOY.

  • II.THE HUNTER.

  • III.THE GARDENS OF PLEASURE.

  • IV.IN A FAR-OFF WORLD.

  • V.THREE DREAMS IN A DESERT.

  • VI.A DREAM OF WILD BEES.

  • VII.IN A RUINED CHAPEL.

  • VIII.LIFE'S GIFTS.

  • IX.THE ARTIST'S SECRET.

  • X."I THOUGHT I STOOD."

  • XI.THE SUNLIGHT LAY ACROSS MY BED.

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