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    本·多尼克是美国小说作家,也是小说《动物学》的作者,你知道你是谁,而且在一切的最底层:一部小说。

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I will never, most likely, be good at the piano, but thanks to it, I will never forget the humbling, infuriating, necessary slowness of progress in any artistic endeavor.

很可能,我永远不会擅长钢琴,但多亏了它,我永远不会忘记在任何艺术努力中进步的卑微、恼怒和必要的缓慢。

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Literature is one of those realms in which giving out prizes can seem not merely dubious but positively obtuse.

文学是这样一个领域:在这个领域里,颁发奖品不仅显得可疑,而且显得十分迟钝。

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Books like Munro's are so deeply personal and idiosyncratic that it feels like a violation to subject them to the crude business of committee meetings and PR releases; you might as well storm a butterfly den with a klieg light.

像芒罗这样的书是如此的个人化和独特,以至于让它们受制于委员会会议和公关发布的粗俗事务,感觉像是一种侵犯;你还不如用强光冲进蝴蝶窝。

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Herta Muller, Mo Yan, Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio - for many of us, the Nobels have become doubly educational: We simultaneously learn of an author's existence and find out that we ought to have been reading him or her all along.

赫塔·穆勒、莫言、让-玛丽·古斯塔夫·勒·克莱齐奥——对我们许多人来说,诺贝尔奖具有双重教育意义:我们同时了解到一位作家的存在,并发现我们应该一直在阅读他或她。

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People often talk about the characters in books as if they were considering whom to invite to a dinner party. 'Oh, I just hated her - she was so mean.' 'He's a bully; I didn't like how he treated his mother.'

人们经常谈论书中的人物,好像在考虑邀请谁参加晚宴哦,我只是恨她-她太刻薄了。“他是个恶霸;我不喜欢他对待他母亲的方式

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There's something to be said for a likable character, but fiction has a way of upending our ordinary standards.

对于一个讨人喜欢的人物来说,这是有道理的,但小说有一种颠覆我们平常标准的方式。

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In life, we like tranquility; in books, we love tension.

在生活中,我们喜欢宁静;在书中,我们喜欢紧张。

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Philip Roth has made a cottage industry of unlikable characters, but compared with Mickey Sabbath, the furious and profane protagonist of 'Sabbath's Theater,' Roth's earlier creations seem like Winnie the Pooh.

菲利浦·罗斯创造了一个家庭作坊,里面有许多不讨人喜欢的角色,但与《安息日的剧院》中愤怒而亵渎的主人公米奇·安息日相比,罗斯早期的作品看起来就像小熊维尼。

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