2014.08.05【英译中】the great gatsby【chapter 1.13】(616)

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Sometimes she and Miss Baker talked at once, unobtrusively and with a bantering inconsequence that was never quite chatter,  that  was  as  cool  as  their  white  dresses  and their impersonal eyes in the absence of all desire. They were here—and they accepted Tom and me, making only a polite pleasant effort to entertain or to be entertained. They knew that presently dinner would be over and a little later the evening too would be over and casually put away. It was sharply different from the West where an evening was hurried from phase to phase toward its close in a continually disappointed anticipation or else in sheer nervous dread of the moment itself.


You make me feel uncivilized, Daisy,’ I confessed on my second  glass  of  corky  but  rather  impressive  claret.  ‘Can’t you talk about crops or something?’

I meant nothing in particular by this remark but it was taken up in an unexpected way



Civilization’s going to pieces,’ broke out Tom violently.

I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read ‘The Rise of the Coloured Empires’ by this man Goddard?’

Why, no,’ I answered, rather surprised by his tone.

Well, it’s a fine book, and everybody ought to read it. The idea is if we don’t look out the white race will be—will be utterly submerged. It’s all scientific stuff; it’s been proved.’






Tom’s getting very profound,’ said Daisy with an expression  of  unthoughtful  sadness.  ‘He  reads  deep  books  with long words in them. What was that word we——

 Well, these books are all scientific,’ insisted Tom, glancing at her impatiently. ‘This fellow has worked out the whole thing. It’s up to us who are the dominant race to watch out or these other races will have control of things.’

 We’ve got to beat them down,’ whispered Daisy, winking ferociously toward the fervent sun.


“恩,那些书都是科学,”汤姆不耐烦的瞥了黛西一眼,强调道,“这个家伙发现了规律。正是我们,统治阶级在监管着其他的人种,才能胜券在握。”/ 只有我们这些统治阶级才能管制其他的种族,不然他们就会掌有统治权。



You ought to live in California—’ began Miss Baker but Tom interrupted her by shifting heavily in his chair.

 This idea is that we’re Nordics. I am, and you are and you  are  and——’  After  an  infinitesimal  hesitation  he  included Daisy with a slight nod and she winked at me again.

 ‘—and we’ve produced all the things that go to make civilization—oh, science and art and all that. Do you see?’






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