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Stories of Red Hanrahan

作者 : 叶芝

Hanrahan, that was never long in one place, was back again among the villages that are at the foot of Slieve Echtge, Illeton and Scalp and Ballylee, stopping sometimes in one house and sometimes in another, and finding a welcome in every place for the sake of the old times and of his poetry and his learning. There was some silver and some copper money in the little leather bag under his coat, but it was seldom he needed to take anything from it, for it was little he used, and there was not one of the people that would have taken payment from him. His hand had grown heavy on the blackthorn he leaned on, and his cheeks were hollow and worn, but so far as food went, potatoes and milk and a bit of oaten cake, he had what he wanted of it; and it is not on the edge of so wild and boggy a place as Echtge a mug of spirits would be wanting, with the taste of the turf smoke on it. He would wander about the big wood at Kinadife, or he would sit through many hours of the day among the rushes about Lake Belshragh, listening to the streams from the hills, or watching the shadows in the brown bog pools; sitting so quiet as not to startle the deer that came down from the heather to the grass and the tilled fields at the fall of night. . . .

最近更新 2019-11-21

The Bloody chamber And Other Stories

作者 : 安吉拉·卡特

Published in 1979, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, which received the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize, retells classic fairy tales. Angela Carter revises Puss-in-Boots and Sleeping Beauty, for example, from an adult, twentieth-century perspective. Her renditions are intended to disturb and titillate her audience, instead of lulling it to sleep. The title story recasts the legend of Bluebeard, the mysterious French nobleman who murders his many wives. The legend, as recorded by the seventeenth-century author Charles Perrault, begins with the marriage of a girl to an eccentric, wealthy man. Called away on business, the newlywed husband leaves his wife the keys to every room and cabinet in the house. This keyring includes one key that she must not use: the one to the room at the end of the great gallery. Of course, she eventually enters the room forbidden to her. In it she finds the corpses of her husband's previous wives, all with their throats cut. Startled, the girl drops the key, which is enchanted and permanently stained by the blood on the floor. From this stain, Bluebeard discovers her disobedience. He raises his scimitar, but just in time, her brothers arrive to slay the murderer.Though it follows the original tale in basic structure, The Bloody Chamber adds details of character and setting that raise issues of sexual awakening and sexual depravity, of the will to live, and of life in hell. In having the young bride be the one to tell her story and in having her courageous mother come to the rescue, moreover, Carter revisits an age-old tale with her feminist viewpoint.

最近更新 2019-11-21

安妮日记

作者 : 安妮·弗兰克

13岁生日那天,安妮收到的生日礼物中有一本日记簿。从这一天起,安妮开始写日记。日记除了开头一小部分外,都写于隐秘的密室中,是以假托写给女友凯蒂的书信形式写成的。 作为一名成长中的少女,安妮在日记里表达了她对成年人世界的看法、她热情活泼的天性、不为人知的写作才华以及初生的爱情等。书中描绘了充满阴郁、恐怖、淘气、梦想与成长的安妮的世界,引起人们对战争与人性的思考,和对密室青春的爱怜。

最近更新 2019-11-21

Just So Stories

作者 : 吉卜林

A just-so story, also called the ad hoc fallacy, is a term used in academic anthropology, biological sciences, and social sciences. It describes an unverifiable and unfalsifiable narrative explanation for a cultural practice or a biological trait or behavior of humans or other animals. The use of the term is an implicit criticism that reminds the hearer of the essentially fictional and unprovable nature of such an explanation. Such tales are common in folklore and mythology (where they are known as etiological myths)《远古传奇》是吉卜林创作的儿童作品中最有名的故事集之一。在吉卜林所有的著作当中,他自己最喜欢的就是这本《远古传奇》。每一个故事都称得上是吉卜林的代表作。他对动物的热爱仿佛与生俱来,并从中获得巨大灵感。本书所收集的大象的孩子、花豹身上的斑点是怎么长出来的、独来独往的猫和其他寓言故事最初是吉卜林讲给他孩子的女护理员听的。前者讲得津津有味,后者听得如痴如醉。这些故事按照主题和描述的环境,从动物讲到字母的起源,从史前山洞讲到非洲热带丛林。本书以离奇而丰富的想象,细腻而生动的描写,讲述着很久很久以前人类与动物的种种变故。

最近更新 2019-11-21

Fingersmith

作者 : 莎拉·沃特斯

From the author of the New York Times Notable Book Tipping the Velvet and the award-winning Affinity: a spellbinding, twisting tale of a great swindle, of fortunes and hearts won and lost, set in Victorian London among a family of thieves. Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a baby farmer, who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby's household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves-fingersmiths-for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives-Gentleman, a somewhat elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud's vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be left to live out her days in a mental hospital. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways. . . . But no one and nothing is as it seems in this > Dickensian novel of thrills and surprises. The New York Times Book Review has called Sarah Waters a writer of consummate skill and The Seattle Times has praised her work as gripping, astute fiction that feeds the mind and the senses. Fingersmith marks a major leap forward in this young and brilliant career.

最近更新 2019-11-21

Chuangtse: Mystic and Humorist

作者 : 林语堂

《庄子》十一篇英译 译者:林语堂Table:A Happy ExcursionLevelling All ThingsPreservation of LifeThis Human WorldDeformitiesThe Great SupremeJoined ToesHorses' HoovesOpening TrunksOn ToleranceAutumn FloodsTranslator's Notes

最近更新 2019-11-21

The Joy Luck Club

作者 : 谭恩美

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's saying the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable. Forty years later the stories and history continue.With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

最近更新 2019-11-21

THE SUBTLE KNIFE

作者 : 菲利普·普尔曼

Will tugged at his mother's hand and said, Come on, come on...But his mother hung back. She was still afraid. Will looked up and down the narrow street in the evening light, along the little terrace of houses, each behind its tiny garden and its box hedge, with the sun glaring off the windows of one side and leaving the other in shadow. There wasn't much time. People would be having their meal about now, and soon there would be other children around, to stare and comment and notice. It was dangerous to wait, but all he could do was persuade her, as usual.

最近更新 2019-11-21

THE GOLDEN COMPASS

作者 : 菲利普·普尔曼

Into this wild abyss, The womb of nature and perhaps her grave, Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire, But all these in their pregnant causes mixed Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight, Unless the almighty maker them ordain His dark materials to create more worlds, Into this wild abyss the wary fiend Stood on the brink of hell and looked a while, Pondering his voyage...—John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book II The Golden Compass forms the first part of a story in three volumes. The first volume is set in a universe like ours, but different in many ways. The second volume is set partly in the universe we know. The third volume will move between the universes.

最近更新 2019-11-21

Little HOUSE in the BIG WOODS

作者 : 劳拉·英格尔斯·怀德

《大森林里的小木屋》是美国女作家劳拉·怀尔德(1867-1957)九部 小木屋系列小说中的第一部。本书讲述了小姑娘劳拉和家人一起生活在大森林深处的小木屋里的经历。作家用细腻的笔触描绘了拓荒者生活的点点滴滴:大自然一年四季的变化之美;收获季节的欢乐和温馨;恶劣环境中的生存和冒险……细致生动、趣味横生,让读者沉醉在往昔的质朴生活中。 本书以小女孩天真无邪的眼光观察生活中的点点滴滴。大森林里的梅花鹿、大懒熊、冬天的白雪、春天树上的绿芽,还有小木屋里温暖的火光、妈做的可口点心、爸的悠扬琴声,都是罗兰最甜蜜的童年回忆。 本书没有太多曲折的情节,但它是精彩的、令人感到愉悦的、经久不衰的世界儿童文学的经典名著。全书文辞妙趣横生,涉及到自然、探险、动物、亲情、成长等许多青少年关注的兴趣点,可以引起青少年的极大阅读兴趣,是对他们的求知和成长大有益处的高价值图书。 Laura Ingalls's story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard, since the family must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her folks celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep. And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

最近更新 2019-11-21

Mulan

作者 : Anonymous

花木兰是家中的长女,性格爽朗率真,父母极力想帮女儿找到一个好归宿,可是多次努力未果。此时却收到了北方匈奴侵略的消息,朝廷召集各家各户的壮丁。木兰父亲也在名单之内,木兰不忍年迈残疾的父亲征战沙场,决定割掉长发,偷走父亲的盔甲,决定女扮男装代父从军。花家的祖先为了保护木兰,便派出了心地善良的木须从旁帮忙。从军的过程中,木兰凭着坚强意志,通过了一关又一关的艰苦训练,她的精神也感动了所有战友。就在战况告急的时候,她也被发现了女子的身份。她被遗留在雪地中,而最后也是她的及时出现,顺利协助大军击退了匈奴。

最近更新 2019-11-21

My Name is Red

作者 : 奥尔罕·帕慕克

You slew a man and then fell out with one another concerning him. —Koran, The Cow. The blind and the seeing are not equal. —Koran, The Creator. To God belongs the East and the West.Unlike many of his characters, Orhan Pamuk has never lived beyond the city where he was born, but in a city like Istanbul there are already hundreds of lifetimes of stories yet to be told. Still, at the bridge between Europe and Asia it can seem that almost much of the far away worlds has already passed through these famous narrows, and traces still lay collecting in the cities Byzantine alleyways. My Name Is Red is a ruminating mystery haunted by love, art, religion, and politics. It is infused with cultures, legends, history and philosophy that all drift through the narrative like wisps of smoke. The tense interplay between ancient traditions and human passions is brilliantly illustrated through intersecting stories of painting, romance, faith, and murder. Slowly, piece by piece, a variety of highly subjective first-person narrators build the story out of beguiling dialogue and enchanting tangents. Fascinatingly, the fragments all begin to fold in upon each other, gradually fusing into a single dramatic conclusion. Desolate winter in the ancient city profuse with rich textures and disparate voices comes to life with the passion, melancholy and elegant, evocative complexity of an Arabesque illumination or Byzantine mosaic.

最近更新 2019-11-21

A Short History of Nearly Everything

作者 : 比尔·布莱森

这是一部有关现代科学发展史的既通俗易懂又引人入胜的书,作者用清晰明了、幽默风趣的笔法,将宇宙大爆炸到人类文明发展进程中所发生的繁多妙趣横生的故事一一收入笔下。惊奇和感叹组成了本书,历历在目的天下万物组成了本书,益于人们了解大千世界的无穷奥妙,掌握万事万物的发展脉络。书中回溯了科学史上那些伟大与奇妙的时刻,引用了近年来发现的最新科学史料,几乎每一个被作者描述的事件都奇特而且惊人:宇宙起源于一个要用显微镜才能看得见的奇点;全球气候变暖可能会使北美洲和欧洲北部地区变得更加寒冷;1815年印度尼西亚松巴哇岛坦博士拉火山喷发,喷涌而出的熔岩以及相伴而来的海啸夺走了10万人的生命;美国黄石国家公园是世界上最大的活火山……而那些沉迷于科学的科学家们也是千奇百怪:达尔文居然为蚯蚓弹起了钢琴;牛顿将一根大针眼缝针插进眼窝,为的只是看看会有什么事情发生;富兰克林不顾生命危险在大雷雨里放风筝;卡文迪许在自己身上做电击强度实验,竟然到了失去知觉的地步……本书在讲述科学的奇迹与成就的同时,还浸润着浓郁的悲天悯人的人文关怀。全书从科学发展史的角度对我们从哪里来?我们是谁?我们到哪里去?这一千古命题作了极为精当的阐释,每一个人在阅读此书之后,都会对生命、对人生、对我们所生活的世界产生全新的感悟。一位美国小读者的父亲说,读过《万物简史》之后,他对死亡不再感到恐惧……作者认为,这是一本书所能获得的最高评价。

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