亚历山大·赫蒙

    阿列克桑德尔·海蒙是波斯尼亚裔美国小说家、散文家和评论家。他最著名的小说是《无处人》和《拉撒路计划》。

亚历山大·赫蒙(Aleksandar Hemon)名言

I have two homes, like someone who leaves their hometown and/or parents and then establishes a life elsewhere. They might say that they're going home when they return to see old friends or parents, but then they go home as well when they go to where they live now. Sarajevo is home, Chicago is home.

我有两个家,就像一个离开家乡和/或父母,然后在别处建立生活的人。当他们回来看老朋友或父母时,他们可能会说他们要回家,但当他们回到现在住的地方时,他们也会回家。萨拉热窝是家,芝加哥是家。

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When I came to America, I was already a writer, already published in Bosnia. I was planning to go back, but I had no choice but to stay here after the civil war, so I enrolled at Northwestern in a master's program and studied American literature.

当我来到美国,我已经是一个作家,已经在波斯尼亚出版。我本来打算回去的,但内战结束后我别无选择只能留在这里,所以我在西北大学攻读硕士学位,学习美国文学。

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I like to blur the line between fact and fiction, but not to condescend to the reader by enmeshing her/him into some sort of a postmodern coop.

我喜欢模糊事实和虚构之间的界限,但不想屈尊于读者,把她/他卷入某种后现代的牢笼。

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I tend to wait for true stories to mature into fiction. Most of my fiction grew out of a long-germinating real-life situation.

我倾向于等待真实故事发展成小说。我的大部分小说都是在现实生活中成长起来的。

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I'll take any life in which I can make choices and have agency, and America is not a bad place for all that.

我愿意接受任何我可以做出选择和拥有代理权的生活,而美国并不是一个糟糕的地方。

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I do have a sense of displacement as constant instability - the uninterrupted existence of everything that I love and care about is not guaranteed at all. I wait for catastrophes.

我确实有一种位移的感觉,那就是不断的不稳定——我所爱和关心的一切事物的不间断存在根本无法保证。我在等待灾难。

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I did not intend to stay; I had no experience in the United States - I may have been here less than 24 hours - but I knew I would never get inside there. And 'there' not being America necessarily, but that harmonious mode of living that some people are lucky enough to have in this country.

我不想留下来;我没有在美国的经验-我可能在这里不到24小时-但我知道我永远不会进入那里。不一定是美国,而是一些人幸运地拥有的和谐的生活方式。

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For people who are displaced, you can reconstruct the story of your life from the objects you have access to, but if you don't have the objects then there are holes in your life. This is why people in Bosnia - if anyone was running back into a burning house, it was to salvage photos.

对于那些流离失所的人,你可以从你能接触到的物品中重建你的生活故事,但是如果你没有这些物品,那么你的生活就会有漏洞。这就是为什么波斯尼亚的人们——如果有人跑回着火的房子,那就是为了抢救照片。

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