《第二十二条军规》经典段落赏析中英版



第二十二条军规》(Catch-22 )是美国黑色幽默派及荒诞派代表作家约瑟夫·海勒(Joseph Heller )的经典代表作。这部小说以其丰富的艺术内容,严肃的主题思想和荒诞不经的描写手法赢得了人们的赞扬,成为60年代初美国文坛上一个重大突破。而这部小说的英文名Catch-22也被纳入到英语词典中,代表了统治者对于民众的愚弄。



  《第二十二条军规》(Catch-22 )中英文对照

  Hungry Joe was too firmly embedded in calamities of his own to care how Doc Daneeka felt. There were the noises, for instance. Small ones enraged him and he hollered himself hoarse at Aarfy for the wet, sucking sound she made puffing on his pipe, at Orr for tinkering, at Mc Watt for the explosive snap he gave each card he turned over when he dealt at blackjack or poker, at Dobbs for letting his teeth chatter as he went blundering clumsily about bumping into things. Hungry Joe was a throbbing, ragged mass of motile irritability. The steady ticking of a watch in a quiet room crashed like torture against his unshielded brain.

  亨格利乔自己多造多难,实在是管不了丹妮卡医生心里究竟是什么感受。就拿那些噪声来说吧,即便是些很轻的噪声,也会让他勃然大怒。每当阿费口含唾沫,咂咂地大口的抽烟斗,或是奥尔丁丁当当做些修补活,或是麦克沃特玩二十一点或扑克牌时,每出一张牌总会摔得噼啪直响,或是多布斯一边笨手笨脚、跌跌撞撞四处乱跑,一边喀塔地牙齿直打战,这种时候亨格利乔便会直冲着他们吼叫,直到把嗓门吼哑为止。亨格利乔缓的是运动表象型兴奋增盛症,性情激动暴躁。静静的房间里,手表有规律的滴答声,似酷刑一般,猛击着他全无保护的脑袋。

  In a way the C.I.D. man was pretty lucky, because outside the hospital the war was still going on. Men went mad and were rewarded with medals. All over the world, boys on every side of the bomb line were laying down their lives for what they had been told was their country, and no one seemed to mind, least of all the boys who were laying down their young lives. There was no end in sight. The only end in sight was Yossarian’s own, and he might have remained in the hospital until doomsday had it not been for that patriotic Texan with his infundibuliform jowls and his lumpy, rumple headed, indestructible smile cracked forever across the front of his face like the brim of a black ten-gallon hat. The Texan wanted everybody in the ward to be happy but Yossarian and Dunbar. He was really very sick.

  从某种意义上来说,刑事调查部的那名工作人员到时挺走运的,因为医院外面,依旧是硝烟弥漫。人人都成了疯子,却又被授予种种勋章,作为嘉奖。在世界各地,士兵们正在各轰炸前线捐躯,有人告诉他们,这是为了他们的祖国。但,似乎没人在意,更不用说那些正先出自己年轻生命的士兵了。目下是见不到有什么结局的。唯一渴望的,到时约塞连自己的结局。要不是为了那个爱国的德克萨斯人--下颌大的像个漏斗,头发蓬乱不堪,脸部永远挂着的笨拙的笑容,极似高顶宽边黑呢帽的帽檐--约塞连是本可以留在医院的,直至世界末日。那个德克萨斯人希望病房里的每一个人快快乐乐,为敌约塞连和邓巴除外。他病的实在是很厉害。

  《第二十二条军规》这部小说以其丰富的艺术内容,严肃的主题思想和荒诞不经的描写手法赢得了人们的赞扬,虽然小说没有一条完整的故事发展主线,也没有突出的主人公,但是作者在不经意的调侃,反映出当时社会肮脏不堪的本质,让人忍俊不禁,但又带着深深的反思。

       这篇文章总体上来说给人一种激昂的感觉。军队的生活让人更加的积极,上面列举的这些经典段落,我们在阅读的时候,除了对文章意思进行了解外,还要学习文章中的句式,这样才能更好在小说里学习英语了。



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