众生之路
The Way of All Flesh

  • 作   者:

    塞缪尔·巴特勒
    Samuel Butler

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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如果说,《埃瑞璜》至少还给作家本人带来了“六十九镑三先令十便士”的经济收入,那么,创作《众生之路》(1873—1885)不仅消耗了巴特勒长达十多年的生命光阴,甚至掏空了他的内心。因为这不是一本无病呻吟的爱情小册子,而是讲述了庞蒂菲克斯家族三代人的历史,主人公欧内斯特的成长道路显然留下了作家巴特勒生平经历的影子,你很难想象,巴特勒是如何把现实中的“自我”和虚构出来的人物区别对待的,他们之间的关系早已不是如影随形那么简单,而是血浓于水。

巴特勒在他的这部小说《众生之路》中,把他儿时的生活描绘得淋漓尽致,令人骇然,任何人也不可能讲得更为出色了。《众生之路》是它同类作品中人类成就的顶峰;任何一个读者,如果不知道巴特勒的父母完全就是西奥博尔德和他的克里斯蒂娜那样可厌的人物,连他们的名字本身都表明他们已使得他们的神灵对他们的儿子来说也完全象他们自己一样可厌了,那他对于巴特勒的传记恐不免会感到大半难以理解。

The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler that attacks Victorian-erahypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published it was accepted as part of the general reaction againstVictorianism. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Way of All Flesh twelfth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century Pontifex family.

塞缪尔·巴特勒(Samuel Butler)(1835--1902) 这在文学史上是经常有的现象,布尔加科夫的《大师与玛格丽特》、兰佩杜萨的《豹》都是作者身后得以发表并受重视的作品。英国作家塞缪尔·巴特勒(Samuel Butler1835 1902)的情况也正是如此,在世期间,他自费印书,亏损了将近1000磅,销量最多时也仅有五六百册。1903年,长篇小说《众生之路》悄悄出版了,这时候没有人理会它的作者巴特勒的周年祭日是几月几日,直到戏剧大师萧伯纳对此书发出惊呼,赞誉巴特勒是“十九世纪后半期英国最伟大的作家”。

Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) was an iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, The Way of All Flesh. He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey, which remain in use to this day.

When I was a small boy at the beginning of the century I remember an old man who wore knee-breeches and worsted stockings, and who used to hobble about the street of our village with the help of a stick. He must have been getting on for eighty in the year 1807, earlier than which date I suppose I can hardly remember him, for I was born in 1802. A few white locks hung about his ears, his shoulders were bent and his knees feeble, but he was still hale, and was much respected in our little world of Paleham. His name was Pontifex.

  • CHAPTER I

  • CHAPTER II

  • CHAPTER III

  • CHAPTER IV

  • CHAPTER V

  • CHAPTER VI

  • CHAPTER VII

  • CHAPTER VIII

  • CHAPTER IX

  • CHAPTER X

  • CHAPTER XI

  • CHAPTER XII

  • CHAPTER XIII

  • CHAPTER XIV

  • CHAPTER XV

  • CHAPTER XVI

  • CHAPTER XVII

  • CHAPTER XVIII

  • CHAPTER XIX

  • CHAPTER XX

  • CHAPTER XXI

  • CHAPTER XXII

  • CHAPTER XXIII

  • CHAPTER XXIV

  • CHAPTER XXV

  • CHAPTER XXVI

  • CHAPTER XXVII

  • CHAPTER XXVIII

  • CHAPTER XXIX

  • CHAPTER XXX

  • CHAPTER XXXI

  • CHAPTER XXXII

  • CHAPTER XXXIII

  • CHAPTER XXXIV

  • CHAPTER XXXV

  • CHAPTER XXXVI

  • CHAPTER XXXVII

  • CHAPTER XXXVIII

  • CHAPTER XXXIX

  • CHAPTER XL

  • CHAPTER XLI

  • CHAPTER XLII

  • CHAPTER XLIII

  • CHAPTER XLIV

  • CHAPTER XLV

  • CHAPTER XLVI

  • CHAPTER XLVII

  • CHAPTER XLVIII

  • CHAPTER XLIX

  • CHAPTER L

  • CHAPTER LI

  • CHAPTER LII

  • CHAPTER LIII

  • CHAPTER LIV

  • CHAPTER LV

  • CHAPTER LVI

  • CHAPTER LVII

  • CHAPTER LVIII

  • CHAPTER LIX

  • CHAPTER LX

  • CHAPTER LXI

  • CHAPTER LXII

  • CHAPTER LXIII

  • CHAPTER LXIV

  • CHAPTER LXV

  • CHAPTER LXVI

  • CHAPTER LXVII

  • CHAPTER LXVIII

  • CHAPTER LXIX

  • CHAPTER LXX

  • CHAPTER LXXI

  • CHAPTER LXXII

  • CHAPTER LXXIII

  • CHAPTER LXXIV

  • CHAPTER LXXV

  • CHAPTER LXXVI

  • CHAPTER LXXVII

  • CHAPTER LXXVIII

  • CHAPTER LXXIX

  • CHAPTER LXXX

  • CHAPTER LXXXI

  • CHAPTER LXXXII

  • CHAPTER LXXXIII

  • CHAPTER LXXXIV

  • CHAPTER LXXXV

  • CHAPTER LXXXVI

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