【Let's read】读书要做标题党!

发表于:2017-06-22 09:30 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

拿到一本书最先看到的是什么?——当然是书名啦!

可是,我们真的好好看过书名吗?

小编我通常都是随意一瞥就翻开看内容了

直到读了《如何阅读一本书》中的这段文字,我才知道,书名有多重要!!!


【原文】

One reason why titles and prefaces are ignored by many readers is that they do not think it important to classify the book they are reading. If they tried to do so, they would be grateful to the author for helping them. Obviously, the author thinks it is important for the readers to know the kind of book he is being given. That is why he goes to the trouble of making it plain in the preface, and usually tries to make his title - or at least his subtitle - descriptive. Thus, Einstein and Infeld, in their preface to The Evolution of Physics, tell the reader that they expect him to know "that a scientific book, even though popular, must not be read in the same way as a novel." They also construct an analytical table of contents to advise the reader in advance of the details of their treatment. In any event, the chapter headings listed in the front serve the purpose of amplifying the significance of the main title. 

 

Titles sometimes make the grouping of books easy. Anyone would know that Euclid's Elements, Descartes' Geometry, and Hilbert's Foundations of Geometry are three mathematical books, more or less closely related in subject matter. This is not always the case. It might not be so easy to tell from the title that Augustine's The city of God, Hobbe's Leviathan, and Rousseau's Social Contract are political treatises, although a careful perusal of their chapter headings would reveal the problems that are common to these three books.


【Key words】

descriptive    adj. 描写的;描述的;叙述的;说明的

The descriptive passages are well observed. 

这部分描写性段落笔触细致入微。


analytical    adj. 分析的;用于分析的;分析性的 

I have an analytical approach to every survey. 

对每项调查我都进行分析。


amplify    vt. 放大;增强

The music was amplified with microphones. 

音乐通过麦克风被放大。


related    adj. 相关的;有关的

The two issues are closely related

这两个问题密切相关。


【译文】

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【讨论】

小伙伴们,你们是不是也像小编一样,不爱看书名呢?欢迎回复本帖告诉我们,你有没有认真钻研书名的习惯呢?有没有认真想过作者为什么起这么一个书名呢?


❤Tips:欢迎回帖对原文进行翻译,翻译有助于对内容的理解哦~参考译文回复可见。


上期回顾

读书之前,有一件事必须做!

http://st.hujiang.com/topic/1711750349869/

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