【读书笔记】The Golem and The Jinni(Helene Wecker, 2013)

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-故事发生在19世纪末的纽约

-两个阴错阳差移居到美国的超自然生物

-Golem,源于犹太教的一种魔法人偶,用巫术灌注粘土及其他材质制作而成

-Jinni,穆斯林教传说中的一种浴火而生的充满智慧和精神力的神明,可化作人形或其他生物以此迷惑人类

-善良、纯真、谨慎的Golem;慈祥的犹太法师称她为,Chava

-英俊、幽默、崇尚自由的Jinni;好心的叙利亚铁匠称他为,Ahmad

-两人所认知的全新世界,两人所接触的喜怒哀乐,两人所共有的真挚感情



以下为作者Helene Wecker主页上的小说介绍。原文呈上主要是想让大家体会原汁原味的文字感觉,英语吃力的孩子们不要害怕,大致内容已在上面列出,以后再听我细细讲来也未尝不可。

链接:http://www.helenewecker.com/the-golem-and-the-jinni-by-helene-wecker/synopsis-of-the-novel-the-golem-and-the-jinni/

The Golem & the Jinni

An immigrant tale that combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology, The Golem and the Jinni tells the story of two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in 1899. One is a golem, created out of clay to be her master’s wife—but he dies at sea, leaving her disoriented and overwhelmed as their ship arrives in New York Harbor. The other is a jinni, a being of fire, trapped for a thousand years in a copper flask before a tinsmith in Manhattan’s Little Syria releases him.


Each unknown to the other, the Golem and the Jinni explore the strange and altogether human city. Chava, as a kind old rabbi names her, is beset by the desires and wishes of others, which she can feel tugging at her. Ahmad, christened by the tinsmith who makes him his apprentice, is aggravated by human dullness. Both must work to create places for themselves in this new world, and develop tentative relationships with the people who surround them.


And then, one cold and windy night, their paths happen to meet.



本书一共30个章节,其实我已经读到第19章了。不过我会慢慢为大家讲前面的故事,喜欢的朋友们可以来一起享受Wecker女士特有的细腻笔触。

另外,本书为英文原版阅读,好的句子我会尽量为大家翻译;不过由于本人水平有限,模凌两可的地方也请大家多多担待……


   好了,那,咱们现在就开始吧!


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