阿基尔·沙玛

    阿基尔·沙玛是一位印第安裔美国作家和创造性写作教授。他的第一部出版的小说《顺从的父亲》获得了2001年海明威基金会笔会奖。他的第二部作品《家庭生活》(FamilyLife)获得了2015年对开本奖和2016年都柏林国际文学奖。

阿基尔·沙玛(Akhil Sharma)名言

Seven years into writing a novel, I started to lose my mind. My thirty-seventh birthday had just come and gone, the end of 2008 was approaching, and I was constantly aware of how little I had managed to accomplish.

写小说七年了,我开始失去理智。我三十七岁的生日刚刚过去,2008年底就要到了,我时刻意识到我所取得的成就微乎其微。

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My parents are deeply pious Hindus.

我父母是虔诚的印度教徒。

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During my breakdown, many things, tiny things I had not even registered before, had begun to torment me with guilt. I used to steal Splenda from Starbucks. I would go into a Starbucks whenever I needed the sweetener and would take a fistful of packets, even when I didn't buy a coffee.

在我崩溃的过程中,许多事情,一些我以前从未登记过的小事,开始让我感到内疚。我以前从星巴克偷斯普莱达。每当我需要甜味剂的时候,我都会去星巴克,甚至当我没有买咖啡的时候,我也会拿一把小包。

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I had written a book. For various reasons, the publishing industry had decided that my book was going to be 'important.' The novel had taken me 12-and-a-half years to write, and after being with the book for so long, I had no real perspective on the merits or demerits of what I had written. I hoped it was good, but feared that it wasn't.

我写了一本书。由于种种原因,出版界认为我的书将是“重要的”。这部小说花了我12年半的时间才写完,在与这本书相处这么久之后,我对自己所写的东西的优劣没有真正的看法。我希望它是好的,但担心它不是。

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My wife is the most wonderful woman in the world, and my parents are the most extraordinary father and mother.

我的妻子是世界上最棒的女人,我的父母是最不平凡的父母。

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I am shamelessly biased about the people in my life, and it makes sense to me that other people are the same.

我对生活中的人有着无耻的偏见,其他人都是一样的,这对我来说是有道理的。

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When someone gets a success, and we, too, have done good work and sometimes even better work than the person who has just triumphed, we wonder: 'Why did success pass me by?'

当一个人取得了成功,而我们也做了很好的工作,有时甚至比刚刚取得成功的人做得更好时,我们会想:‘为什么成功从我身边擦肩而过?’

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Writing about what happened to my brother and to my family was awful. It was hard to look back at how much suffering there was and at how certain bad situations were made worse by our decisions.

写我哥哥和我家人的遭遇很糟糕。很难回过头来看看那里有多少苦难,以及我们的决定使某些糟糕的情况变得更糟。

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