2014.11.29【英译中】玛德琳·米勒《阿基里斯之歌》第一章 [01]

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The Song of Achilles
阿基里斯之歌
by Madeline Miller
玛德琳·米勒 著

Chapter One
第一章

  My father was a king and the son of kings.
我父亲是个国王,尊贵的皇室后裔。
He was a short man, as most of us were, and built like a bull, all shoulders.
他并无鹤立鸡群之挺拔,但健壮如牛,肩膀宽阔。
He married my mother when she was fourteen and sworn by the priestess to be fruitful.
父王迎娶母后之时,母后14岁,祭司预言,她膝下有子能够儿女成群
It was a good match: she was an only child, and her father's fortune would go to her husband.
这是桩好婚事:她是家中独,其夫将继承祖产。

  He did not find out until the wedding that she was simple.
直到婚礼当日,父王才发现,母后“单纯过人”。
Her father had been scrupulous about keeping her veiled until the ceremony, and my father had humoured him. If she were ugly, there were always slave girls and serving boys.
婚礼之前,外祖父一直谨慎地将她藏于面纱之后;父王对此并不过问——就算她很丑陋,美丽的侍童婢女随手可得。
When at last they pulled off the veil, they say my mother smiled.
他们说,最终揭开面纱之时,母后在笑。
That is how they knew she was quite stupid. Brides did not smile.
于是他们知道了母后乃愚痴——新娘不该笑。

  When I was delivered, a boy, he plucked me from her arms, and handed me to a nurse.
后来我降生了——是个男婴,父王将我从她的臂弯中夺走,交给乳母。
In pity, the midwife gave my mother a pillow to hold instead of me.
出于怜悯,产婆给了母后一个枕头抱着。
My mother hugged it. She did not seem to notice a change had been made.
母后就这样紧紧抱着枕头,仿佛丝毫没有察觉那不是我。

  Quickly, I became a disappointment: small, slight.
不久众人即大失所望:王子矮小瘦弱。
I was not fast. I was not strong. I could not sing.
我不敏捷、不强壮、不善咏唱。
The best that could be said of me was that I was not sickly.
唯一值得称道的是我百病不侵。
The colds and cramps that seized my peers left me untouched.
纠缠同龄孩子们的感冒和痉挛从不造访我。
This only made my father suspicious. Was I a changeling, inhuman?
但这只让父王满腹狐疑:难道王子被妖精调包了,现在这个根本不是人类?
He scowled at me, watching.
他盯着我,眉头紧锁满脸怒容。
My hand shook, feeling his gaze.
我感到他的视线灼人的目光,双手不住颤抖。
And there was my mother, dribbling wine on herself.
而母后只是在一旁像流涎般任酒从嘴角滴到自己身上。



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