2015.07.17【英译中】寻找知更鸟<三>

发表于:2015-07-17 11:09 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

Source: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150630-to-trail-a-mockingbird

仅供学习、参考。


The novel

关于小说


Lee’s masterpiece is deceptive in its simplicity. A reluctantly heroic small town lawyer, Atticus Finch, battles deep-seeded racism in Alabama when he defends an innocent black man against charges of raping a white woman in 1935.

李的著作是简单的虚构故事。阿提卡斯芬奇,一个勉强称得上英雄的小镇律师,坚决反对阿拉巴马根深蒂固的种族主义。在1935年,他为一位清白的黑人努力打脱强奸一名白种女人的控罪。


The narrator, Scout, is the lawyer’s inquisitive and tomboyish 9-year-old daughter, the same age Lee was when the novel takes place.

律师9岁的女儿是故事的旁白,她有着丰富的好奇心和男孩般的个性,刚好和小说故事发生时的李同年龄。


The legal plot, a “composite” in Lee’s words, was not fully embraced by Monroeville locals when the book emerged in 1960.

这部正义的戏剧是李的结晶,在1960年小说成形时,门罗维尔当地政府并不完全认同。


It was a bold time for its publication – at the front end of a heated, deadly, American Civil Rights movement.

此时正值轰轰烈烈的美国民权运动刚结束不久,这本书在这个时间出版过于冒险。


“This book suggested black people are as good as white people,” said Reverend Dr Thomas Lane Butts Jr, minister emeritus of Monroeville’s First United Methodist Church and a close friend of Lee’s.

据已退休的门罗维尔首届联合卫理公会教堂负责人同时也是李的密友——牧师汤姆斯兰说,“这本书阐明黑人跟白人一样好。”


“It made people nervous. It probably still does. This place is not a paragon of virtue when it comes to segregation.”

“这让人们不安,可能到现在也是如此。当提及隔离的问题时,这个地方并不是美德典范。”


Today, the town is still balancing pride for its famous native daughter with an inherited burden to replay the hard lessons of her work.

时至今日,这座城市,依旧一方面为它著名的当地女儿而自豪,另一方面为她小说中的论调而深感负担。


On the lawn of the town’s historic courthouse sits an eloquent plaque honouring Atticus with an inscription that includes: “The legal community has in Atticus Finch, a lawyer-hero who possesses the knowledge and experience of a man, strengthened by the untainted insight of a child.”

小城中历史悠久的法院外草坪上,坐落着一块牌匾,上面以一段激扬的文字纪念阿提卡斯,“法律界的骄傲——阿提卡斯芬奇,一个拥有无尽知识与阅历的英雄律师,一个在小孩纯净视角下更显高大的人物。”



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