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65年前的这一周,时报发表了《老人与海》的书评

更新时间:2017-9-6 11:47:44 来源:纽约时报中文网 作者:佚名

The story of a Cuban fisherman and the greatest catch of his life, the book was a huge success and won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. A year later, Hemingway was awarded the Nobel “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in “The Old Man and the Sea,” and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style.”

这本书讲述了一名古巴渔民和他人生中抓到的最大一条鱼的故事,获得了巨大的成功,并且赢得了普利策文学奖。一年之后,海明威因“精于叙事艺术,这突出地表现在他的近著《老人与海》之中,以及他对当代风格的影响”而被授予诺贝尔奖。

Our critic, the Smith College professor Robert Gorham Davis, wrote that it was “a tale superbly told, and in the telling Ernest Hemingway uses all the craft his hard, disciplined trying over so many years has given him.”

我们的评论人,史密斯学院(Smith College) 的罗伯特·戈勒姆·戴维斯(Robert Gorham Davis)写道,这本书“漂亮地讲出了一个故事,在讲述的过程中,欧内斯特·海明威运用了多年来严格、律己的写作尝试赋予他的全部技巧”。

(One scholarly account says Hemingway’s literary rival, William Faulkner, was asked to write the review, but declined. He did applaud the work later in a magazine blurb.)

(一本学术著作说海明威文学上的对手威廉·福克纳[William Faulkner]被要求撰写评论,但他拒绝了。他后来在一本杂志的书籍短评中赞扬了该书。)

Hemingway dismissed the notion that the work portrayed real people. But some said the novel was inspired by Gregorio Fuentes, the Cuban who captained his fishing boat, the Pilar — and who spent his later years reminiscing for tourists eager to learn more about Hemingway’s Cuba.

海明威没有理会外界称这部作品刻画的是真实人物的说法。但一些人说这部小说的灵感来源于戈里奥·富恩特斯(Gregorio Fuentes),这名古巴人拥有一艘名叫“支柱号”(the Pilar)的渔船,晚年向渴望更多了解海明威古巴生活的游客追忆当年。

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