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  • The New-Year Sacrifice and Other Stories 祝福及其他

The New-Year Sacrifice and Other Stories 祝福及其他

Lu Xun (魯迅) / Translated by Yang Xianyi and Gladys Yang


Bilingual , 2002/07 Bilingual Series on Modern Chinese Literature The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Literature, Translation, Bilingual, Bilingual Series on Modern Chinese Literature

213 x 140 mm , 448pp ISBN : 978-962-996-043-8

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This collection of short stories features a selection of 12 stories from Lu Xun's Call to Arms and Wandering, including "The New-Year Sacifice", "A Madman's Diary", "Kong Yiji", "Medicine", together with "Forging the Swords" from the collection Old Tales Retold.

 

本選集從兩部小說集中選取其中十二篇,包括膾炙人口的《祝福》、《狂人日記》、《孔乙已》、《藥》,並加入收於小說集《故事新編》的《鑄劍》,誠為一本精要的魯迅短篇小說集。

 

 

A towering figure in the literary history of twentieth-century China, Lu Xun has exerted immense and continuous influence through his short stories, which remain today as powerful as they were first written. Echoes of these stories can still be heard in the fictional works from both sides of the Taiwan Strait in the eighties and nineties. 

Like many Chinese intellectuals searching for a solution to China's problem, Lu Xun went to Japan where he studied medicine, a choice he later abandoned for a career in writing, which he considered to be a far more effective weapon to save China. A prolific author of pungent and "dagger-like" essays, Lu Xun is also a tireless translator of Western critical and literary works. His fictional works have been translated into more than twenty lanugages.

Gladys Yang and Yang Xianyi are the most distinguished team of Chinese-English translators. Besides Lu Xun, they also translated many classics of traditional Chinese literature. This bilingual edition also carries an introduction by Professor David Pollard.

 

 

魯迅(1881–1936),本名周樹人,浙江紹興人,二十世紀中國文學巨人。早歲留日習醫,後棄醫從文。一九一八年的《狂人日記》為新文學運動第一篇白話小說;其後以「匕首」般雜文介入生活、干預現實,小說創作因而中輟,但兩部小說集《吶喊》、《彷徨》影響深遠,在二十世紀末海峽兩岸文壇,依舊迴響不斷。

 

楊憲益、戴乃迭夫婦為當代中國譯壇大家,名著名譯,至為難得。此中英對照本尚有卜立德教授新序,以為導讀。

 

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