2014.09.06【英译中】The Picture of Dorian Gray Chapter 1

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The painter considered for a few moments. "He likes me," he answered after a pause; "I know he likes me. Of course I flatter him dreadfully. I find a strange pleasure in saying things to him that I know I shall be sorry for having said. As a rule, he is charming to me, and we sit in the studio and talk of a thousand things. Now and then, however, he is horribly thoughtless, and seems to take a real delight in giving me pain. Then I feel, Harry, that I have given away my whole soul to some one who treats it as if it were a flower to put in his coat, a bit of decoration to charm his vanity, an ornament for a summer's day."

画家想了一会。“他喜欢我。“ 他停了一会。”我知道他喜欢我。当然,我对他有点太过献殷勤,但是每当我对他说一些不得当的话时,我总能感受到奇妙的愉悦感。通常来说,他总是吸引我的,我们会坐在画室里谈天说地。然而,偶尔他又是惊人的自私,仿佛以让我痛苦为乐。然后,哈里,我觉得我把我全部的灵魂献给了一个人,可他只是把它当做别在衣服上的一朵花,用来取悦他的虚荣心的一点小装饰,夏日的一个装饰物。”

"Days in summer, Basil, are apt to linger," murmured Lord Henry. "Perhaps you will tire sooner than he will. It is a sad thing to think of, but there is no doubt that genius lasts longer than beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place. The thoroughly well-informed man--that is the modern ideal. And the mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value. I think you will tire first, all the same. Some day you will look at your friend, and he will seem to you to be a little out of drawing, or you won't like his tone of colour, or something. You will bitterly reproach him in your own heart, and seriously think that he has behaved very badly to you. The next time he calls, you will be perfectly cold and indifferent. It will be a great pity, for it will alter you. What you have told me is quite a romance, a romance of art one might call it, and the worst of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves one so unromantic."

亨利勋爵低语道。“夏天的日子总是比较长。而且说不定你会比他先感到厌倦。 想起来挺伤心的,但是无疑天才比美丽更持久。这也解释了为什么我们都要费那么大劲让自己接受教育。在疯狂地求生过程中,我们总想着要永远地留下些什么,所以我们就往我们的脑袋里塞各种垃圾和一些明摆着的道理,抱着愚蠢的幻想以此在世间占得一席之地。接受了彻底的良好教育的人就是现代意义上的完美。然而这些人的思想是丑陋不堪的。就像个古董店,里面满是垃圾和灰尘,而且所有东西的标价都远高于其价值。我还是觉得你会先对他感到厌倦的。有一天,当你看着你的朋友,你会觉得他看起来有点哪里不太顺眼,或者你不喜欢他的色彩,又或者别的什么。你会在心里痛苦地谴责他,然后认真地觉得他对你很不好。当他下一次打给你时,你就会变得非常冷漠。这真的很遗憾,因为它会改变你。你告诉我的一切就是一个罗曼蒂克,我们可能会称它为艺术的罗曼蒂克,而经历一段罗曼蒂克最糟糕的部分就是,它会让一个人变得完全不浪漫。”

 

 

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