每日学英语
daily-english
用微信学英语,让英语学习成为一种习惯.可以学到精彩短句、口语,还可以查单词,搜英语资料.

有声双语阅读 | 名篇节选之《在路上》

2019-06-10 09:03:21  每日学英语
“《在路上》的主人公萨尔为了追求刺激,与几个年轻男女沿途搭便车或自己开车,几次横越美国大陆,最终到达墨西哥。一路上他们狂喝烂饮,吸大麻,玩女人,高谈东方禅宗,走累了就挡道拦车,夜宿村落,从纽约游荡到旧金山,最后作鸟兽散。

 

在路上
On the Road 在路上(节选)

 

That night I found Carlo and to my amazement he told me he' d been in Central City with Dean.

那天晚上我见到了卡罗,使我吃惊的是他告诉我,他和狄恩去了中央城。

"What did you do?"

“你们去那儿干什么?”

"Oh, we ran around the bars and then Dean stole a car and we drove back down the mountain curves ninety miles an hour."

“噢,我们到那儿的酒吧里转了转,后来狄恩偷了一辆汽车,我们以每小时90英里的速度从山上歪歪扭扭把它开了下来。”

"I didn’t see you."

“我没见到你们。”

"We didn't know you were there."

“我们不知道你也在。”

"Well, man, I’m going to San Francisco."

“噢,老兄,我要去旧金山了。”

"Dean has Rita lined up for you tonight."

“狄恩让莉塔今晚等你。”

"Well, then, I’II put it off." I had no money. I sent my aunt an airmail letter asking her for fifty dollars and said it would be the last money I’d ask, after that she would be getting money back from me, as soon as I got that ship.

“好的,那么我就推迟几天走。”我一分钱也没有了。我已发了一封航空信给姨妈,跟她要50美元,并且告诉她这是我最后一次向她要钱。以后等我在船上找到工作了,就把钱都还给她。

Then I went to meet Rita Bettencourt and took her back to the apartment. I got her in my bedroom after a long talk in the dark of the front room. She was a nice little girl, simple and true, and tremendously frightened of sex. I told her it was beautiful. I wanted to prove this to her. She let me prove it, but I was too impatient and proved nothing. She sighed in the dark. "What do you want out of life?" I asked, and I used to ask that all the time of girls.

然后我去找莉塔·贝特科特,带她到我的公寓。我们在前面漆黑的房间里聊了很长时间,然后进了卧室。她是一个好姑娘,纯真、朴实,对性生活极其恐惧。我告诉她这是件很美的事。我想向她证明这一点,她也允许我向她证明,但我太不耐烦了,以致什么也没做。她在黑暗中叹了口气。“你想从生活中得到什么呢?”我问她,我总是对女孩子提这样的问题。

"I don't know," she said. "Just wait on tables and try to get along.0 She yawned. I put my hand over her mouth and told her not to yawn. I tried to tell her how excited I was about life and the things we could do together, saying that, and planning to leave Denver in two days. She turned away wearily. We lay on our backs, looking at the ceiling and wondering what God had wrought when He made life so sad. We made vague plans to meet in Frisco.

“我不知道,”她说,“我只想在饭店好好干,别出乱子就行。”她哀叹着。我用手捂住了她的嘴,告诉她不要叹息。我想告诉她我的生活是多么激动人心,告诉她我们可以在一起做许多事。我对她说两天后我就要离开丹佛了。她伤心地转过身去。我们躺在一起,凝望着天花板。为什么上帝要让人类如此痛苦,对此,我们都感到迷惑不解。我们初步计划在旧金山再见。

My moments in Denver were coming to an end, I could feel walked her home, on the way back I stretched out on the grass of an old church with a bunch of hobos, and their talk made me want to get back on that road. Every now and then one would get up and hit a passer-by for a dime. They talked of harvests moving north. It was warm and soft. I wanted to go and get Rita again and tell her a lot more things, and really make love to her this time, and calm her fears about men. Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together, sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk一real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious. I heard the Denver and Rio Grande locomotive howling off to the mountains. I wanted to pursue my star further.

当我送她回家的时候,我感到自己在丹佛的生活快要结束了。回来的路上,我伸开四肢躺在教堂前的草坪上,这儿还躺着许多流浪汉,他们的谈话令我更想上路了。他们随时都可能爬起来向过路的人要上几个子儿,他们谈论着自己的收获。空气是温柔而又舒适的。我真想返回去找莉塔,给她讲更多的东西,这次要真的与她做爱,安慰她,让她不再害怕任何男人。美国的男孩和女孩总是这样伤心地呆在一起,老于世故使他们立即屈服于性欲,在这之前没有任何温柔和爱抚,甚至没有任何交谈—那种心灵与心灵的交流。然而生活是神圣的,生命的每一刻都是珍贵的。我听到丹佛和里奥格兰河正咆哮着离我而去,我要去追求我远方的星星了。

本周热门