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By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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In Heidegger’s terms, we are each a Sein-zum-Tode (being towards death). Death marks “the impossibility of any further possibilities” (Kearney, 1986, 35), the awareness of which creates Angst. This state of being suddenly becomes apparent in Hagberd when Bessie suggests the possibility that Harry may be dead: Only once she had tried pityingly to throw some doubt on that hope doomed to disappointment, but the effect of her attempt had scared her very much. All at once over that man’s face there came an expression of horror and incredulity, as though he had seen a crack open out in the firmament.

The fact that Conrad describes Bessie’s circumstances in terms of a hell metaphor and yet her existence is to be immutably mundane and unfulfilled draws a parallel with other works of literature. As in Henry James’s “The Beast in the Jungle” (1903), an empty life is the ultimate horror. In terms of drama, Bessie’s situation is like some of the vacuous domestic infernos in Ibsen or Strindberg, and maybe even the hell of other people and moral cowardice in Jean-Paul Sartre’s Huis Clos (1944). Like Garcin, Inez and Estelle it is significant that Bessie closes the door upon herself: she does not follow Harry’s example and cut herself loose but rather walks voluntarily through a door that she knows is the portal of hell.

When he goes into the garden and knocks on the door he is attacked with the shovel. Bessie finds him “thrilling” (264), and, sexually stimulated, she speaks to him “in a brazen voice, which quavered” (271) or in “a quick, panting voice” (272). But when it is clear that Harry holds the idea of marriage and settling down in contempt, Bessie is denied the prospect of the sanctity that permits sexual expression and she shakes “all over with noiseless dry sobs” (273). At that moment her misery is ineffable and she is “dry”.

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