艾伦·弗斯特

    艾伦·弗斯特是美国历史间谍小说作家。弗斯特被称为“埃里克·安布勒和格雷厄姆·格林传统的继承人”,他认为这两人与约瑟夫·罗斯和亚瑟·科斯特勒一样具有重要影响。自1988年以来,他的大部分小说都是以二战前或二战期间为背景.

艾伦·弗斯特(Alan Furst)名言

For John le Carre, it was always who's betraying who: the hall-of-mirrors kind of thing. When you go back to the '30s, it's a case of good vs. evil, and no kidding. When I have a hero who believes France and Britain are on the right side, a reader is not going to question that.

对约翰勒卡尔来说,总是谁背叛了谁:镜子大厅之类的东西。当你回到30年代,这是一个善恶对比的案例,不是开玩笑。当我有一个英雄相信法国和英国站在正确的一边时,读者不会质疑这一点。

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Struggling writers are often advised to pick a simple genre, but it doesn't work that way.

苦苦挣扎的作家往往被建议选择一种简单的类型,但不是这样。

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Robert Ludlum, all of them, write the absolute best they can. You can't tone it down. You just do what you do, and if it comes out literary, so be it.

罗伯特·卢德卢姆,他们所有人,都写得非常好。你不能小声点。你只是做你所做的,如果这是文学作品,那就随它去吧。

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The way I work: I pick a country. I learn the political history - I mean I really learn it; I read until it sinks in. Once I read the political history, I can project and find the clandestine history. And then I people it with the characters.

我的工作方式:我选择一个国家。我学的是政治史——我的意思是我真的学过了;我一直读到它沉下去。一旦我读了政治史,我就可以投射和发现秘密的历史。然后我把它和人物联系起来。

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I spend my life writing fiction, so reading fiction isn't much of an escape. That's not always true, but I don't read much contemporary fiction.

我一生都在写小说,所以读小说不是一种逃避。这并不总是对的,但我不怎么看当代小说。

艾伦·弗斯特

When I get asked about novelists I like, they tend to be white, male, and British, like Graham Greene. They write the kind of declarative sentences I like. I don't like to be deflected by acrobatics.

当我被问及我喜欢的小说家时,他们往往是白人、男性和英国人,就像格雷厄姆·格林。他们写的是我喜欢的陈述句。我不喜欢被杂技弄得神魂颠倒。

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When I went to prep school in New York City, I had to ride the subway and learned how to do homework on the train. I can work and read through anything.

当我去纽约的预科学校时,我不得不坐地铁,在火车上学习如何做家庭作业。我可以工作和阅读任何东西。

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