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Friday, August 21, 2009

Funny



我只看过一个 Henry James 的短篇,还是很久以前的事了。他的小说改编的电影倒是看过两部。今天无事翻了翻 Wikipedia 里的资料,发现一些很好笑的东西。

Critics have jokingly described three phases in the development of James's prose: "James the First, James the Second, and The Old Pretender"

H.G. Wells harshly portrayed James as a hippopotamus laboriously attempting to pick up a pea that has got into a corner of its cage.

捶地大笑。

一个很奇怪的现象。Henry James 家里颇富裕,而且他自己的文学事业也颇成功,著作等身,想必从来不需要担心衣食,但是他的小说里常常讲关于钱的事情。钱钱钱,有钱的怕失去或者被人骗去,没钱的拼命去搞钱,由穷变富的被腐败,最后大家两败俱伤。放在 Dickens 身上很好理解,为什么 James 也对钱的主题那么耿耿于怀念念不忘涅?

2 comments:

CAVA said...

笑死了。H G Wells又精辟又刻薄 :-)

也许Henry James不是长子,家里的钱没什么份儿。

Jun said...

就算不是长子,也应该绰绰有余吧?

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