巴里·恩斯沃思

    巴里·恩斯沃思·弗尔斯尔是一位以历史小说闻名的英国作家。他出版了17部小说,三次入围布克奖,曾因1992年小说《神圣饥饿》获奖一次。奖项:马丁·贝克奖(1997)·布克奖(1992)

巴里·恩斯沃思(Barry Unsworth)名言

We are quite at ease in this no man's land of ignorance and doubt and dispute, absorbed in the ambiguities of trying to reach truth by mixing fact with invention.

在这片无知、怀疑和争论的无人区,我们非常自在,全神贯注于试图通过把事实与发明混为一谈来达到真理的模棱两可之中。

巴里·恩斯沃思

Eudora Welty's 'A Curtain of Green' had an enormous effect on me. But my early attempts to graft stories from the Deep South onto North of England provincialism were not successful. All were rejected.

尤多拉·韦尔蒂的《绿帘》对我影响很大。但我早期试图把南方的故事移植到英格兰北部的地方主义,但没有成功。所有人都被拒绝了。

巴里·恩斯沃思

I spent most of the '60s, when I was starting to try to write novels, living and working in Greece and Turkey. These are countries where the ancient past is interfused with the daily present, and I remember being struck with wonder at the constant sense of continuity and connection, the reminders that lie in wait for you at every turn.

60年代的大部分时间我都在希腊和土耳其生活和工作,那时我开始尝试写小说。在这些国家里,古老的过去与日常的现在融为一体,我记得我对这种持续不断的连续性和联系的感觉感到惊讶,这些时刻都在等待着你的提醒。

巴里·恩斯沃思

As I wrote I began to see more strongly that there were inescapable analogies. You couldn't really live through the '80s without feeling how crass and distasteful some of the economic doctrines were. The slave trade is a perfect model for that kind of total devotion to the profit motive without reckoning the human consequences.

当我写的时候,我开始更加强烈地看到,有一些不可避免的类比。你不可能真正活过80年代而不去感受一些经济理论是多么的粗俗和令人厌恶。奴隶贸易是一个完美的模式,完全致力于利润动机,而不考虑人类的后果。

巴里·恩斯沃思

All my fiction starts from a feeling of unique perception, the pressure of a secret, a story that needs to be told.

我所有的小说都是从一种独特的感觉开始的,一个秘密的压力,一个需要讲述的故事。

巴里·恩斯沃思

Writers of historical fiction are not under the same obligation as historians to find evidence for the statements they make. For us it is sufficient if what we say can't be disproved or shown to be false.

历史小说的作者不象历史学家一样有义务为他们所作的陈述寻找证据。对我们来说,如果我们所说的话不能被证明是错误的,那就足够了。

巴里·恩斯沃思

But whatever the ramifications, whatever turns the path takes, the beginning is always there, in a particular moment, a particular point of access.

但是无论产生什么影响,无论道路发生什么变化,开始总是在某个特定时刻,一个特定的接入点。

巴里·恩斯沃思

I'm not a biographer, I'm a novelist.

我不是传记作家,我是小说家。

巴里·恩斯沃思