决斗
The Duel

  • 作   者:

    欧·亨利
    O. Henry

  • 译   者:

    吉林华侨外国语学院翻译组

  • 出版社:

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

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    双语

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一座灯红酒绿的城市,成为了众多追寻财富的人的对手。每一个普通的人,从他踏上这座城市的那一刻起,他就不得不开始战斗,为生存而战。两个年轻气盛的人带着梦想从西部来到这个都市里战斗,最终却难判输赢。

作为一位风格独特的作家,欧·亨利的作品幽默风趣,文笔简练。他善于捕捉生活中细小而又富于哲理的充满戏剧性的细节,从细微之处入手去勾勒人物,语言形象,他笔下的人物真实、充满人性、有血有肉、栩栩如生。

Essentially, O. Henry attempts to convince the reader that because the social codes of New York City are applied to everyone that enters, and that because most change themselves to suit the society, that New York City is an enemy, filled with sin. The city erases identity in exchange for status, which O. Henry argues, leaves its citizens with a net gain equal to or less than nothing. Jack and William’s experiences in New York City illustrate a teaching on nonconformity. Sometimes, one will be preserved by it, and other times, one’s adamant nonconformity will have a negative impact on one’s life.

纽约城居住着四百万神秘的陌生人,他们出于各种理由来到这里,他必须马上开始战斗,直到和对手——这座城市,分出胜负。杰克和威廉,是两个来自西部的好朋友,他们踏上了这个城市,开始了各自的战斗。四年后再聚首,威廉得到了财富,却迷失在了城市中,杰克徘徊在归乡与否的纠结中。这座巨大的城市真的是他们的归宿吗?这场战斗究竟哪一方才是胜利者?太多的无奈和悲哀淹没在灯红酒绿里,人们只能机械跟随……

In the short story, The Duel, by O. Henry, two characters, Jack and William, travel from the West to New York City to seek opportunity and wealth. After a period of four years, the characters meet up again, and Jack observes how William has undeniably been changed by the city. O. Henry depicts New York as a society filled with evildoing using description from repeated paradoxes, war imagery, and the astuteness of Jack.

欧·亨利是其笔名,原名为威廉·西德尼·波特(William Sydney Porter)。美国著名批判现实主义作家,世界三大短篇小说大师之一。曾被评论界誉为曼哈顿桂冠散文作家和美国现代短篇小说之父。他的作品构思新颖,语言诙谐,结局常常出人意料,其中一些名篇如《爱的牺牲》、《警察与赞美诗》、《带家具出租的房间》、《贤人的礼物》、《最后一片藤叶》等使他获得了世界声誉。

William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862—June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. The best known ones are A Service of Love, The Cop and the Anthem, The Furnished Room, The Gift of the Magi and The Last Leaf, which help him win fame abroad.

一开头就是重击。一战到底。你的对手是这座城市。从渡船载你登上岛屿的那刻起,你就要和它作战,直到你征服它,或者它征服你。你口袋里有一百万也好,仅有一周住宿的钱也好,都一样。这场战争将决定你是会成为一个纽约市民还是变成最卑微的外来人员和平庸之辈。你必须在这两者之间作一个选择。不可保持中立。

It is slugging from the first.It is a fight to a finish.Your opponent is the City.You must do battle with it from the time the ferry-boat lands you on the island until either it is yours or it has conquered you.It is the same whether you have a million in your pocket or only the price of a week’s lodging.The battle is to decide whether you shall become a New Yorker or turn the rankest outlander and Philistine.You must be one or the other.You cannot remain neutral.

作为一位风格独特的作家,欧·亨利的作品幽默风趣,文笔简练。他善于捕捉生活中细小而又富于哲理的充满戏剧性的细节,从细微之处入手去勾勒人物,语言形象,他笔下的人物真实、充满人性、有血有肉、栩栩如生。

欧·亨利是20世纪初美国最著名的短篇小说家之一,曾被誉为短篇小说家之父。描写小人物是欧·亨利的短篇小说最引人注目的内容,其中包含了深厚的人道主义精神。在他的笔下,穷人有着纯洁美好的心灵、仁慈善良的品格、真挚深沉的爱情。

O. Henry's stories are gems of their kind; mellow, humorous, ironic, ingenious and shot through with that eminently salable quality known as 'human interest.'" —Bennet Cerf and Van Cartmell

  • 决斗

  • The Duel

  • 迷失的城市

    纽约城居住着四百万神秘的陌生人,他们出于各种理由来到这里,他必须马上开始战斗,直到和对手——这座城市,分出胜负。杰克和威廉,是两个来自西部的好朋友,他们踏上了这个城市,开始了各自的战斗。四年后再聚首,威廉得到了财富,却迷失在了城市中,杰克徘徊在归乡与否的纠结中。这座巨大的城市真的是他们的归宿吗?这场战斗究竟哪一方才……展开↓

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