2014.08.07【英译中】妖精,少女,毒果和解药:克里斯蒂娜·罗塞蒂《妖精集市》故事概述

星桨 (River) 路人甲
77 2 1
发表于:2014-08-07 21:44 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


It's worth telling the story once more. 
这个故事值得不断述说。

A young woman called Laura gets fruit from goblin men, eats it, and longs to eat more of it, but will never find the goblin men again. 
一个叫劳拉的年轻女子从妖精男人那里得了水果,吃了,然后渴望更多,但她再也找不到那些妖精男人。

That's the problem with goblin fruit: those who have tasted it want what they will never get, and dwindle and die dreaming of melons. 
问题出在妖精的水果身上:那些尝了它们的人将永远尝不到第二口,继而在渴望中枯萎,然后在噩梦中死去。

Yet that's not the only thing goblin fruit does. 
但这并不是妖精的水果唯一的作用。

Laura's sister Lizzie goes to get more of it for her, but the goblin men want Lizzie to eat the fruit too and they try to force it into her mouth. 
劳拉的姐妹丽兹为了她去找妖精要更多的果子,但妖精想让丽兹也吃下果子并强行塞到她嘴里。

Lizzie resists, and runs home drip- ping with juice and pulp; then Laura kisses her, and in kissing her tastes the juices once more. 
丽兹反抗之后逃回了家,全身沾满了果汁和果肉;然后劳拉亲吻了她,而再一次尝到果汁的味道。

The fruits which once had poisoned Laura now cure her. 
曾经毒害了劳拉的水果现在治愈了她。

So Laura survives to become a storyteller, telling children the tale of how she had tasted the poisonous fruit and of how her sister had won for her "the fiery antidote"--which was more of that fruit.  
于是劳拉活了下来并且在之后向她的子孙们讲述这段故事,曾经她是如何服下了有毒的果子而她的姐妹又是怎样为她赢回了那不单单是水果的"猛烈的解药"。

It was the antidote to itself.
它能自身毒性的解药。

What she does not tell the children is why goblin fruit once had the power  to poison her and then had the power to restore her.  
劳拉没有告诉孩子们为何妖精的水果有使她中毒的魔力。

Not only does she not explain this, but there is no suggestion that she ought to explain it.
她不仅没有对此做出解释,并且原文中也没有任何她应该解释的意思。

It is as if Laura and these unquestioning children can only know what the fruit did on two occasions, and know that they ought to be thankful that Lizzie got Laura more of the poison that cures.     
似乎劳拉和毫无疑惑的孩子们只能够了解到水果在两种情况下的效用,还有她们应该感激丽兹给劳拉带来了额外的能治愈的毒药这件事。


系列

单篇



最后编辑于:2014-10-29 20:22
分类: 英语
全部回复 (2)

  • 1

    点赞

  • 收藏

  • 扫一扫分享朋友圈

    二维码

  • 分享

课程推荐

需要先加入社团哦

编辑标签

最多可添加10个标签,不同标签用英文逗号分开

保存

编辑官方标签

最多可添加10个官方标签,不同标签用英文逗号分开

保存
知道了

复制到我的社团