2015年4月25日 星期六

亨德里克.房龍 《人類的故事》等等

Hendrik Willem van Loon (January 14, 1882 – March 11, 1944) was a Dutch-Americanhistorian, journalist, and award-winning children's book author.

過世後60年,還有人幫他寫傳

Van Loon: Popular Historian, Journalist, and FDR Confidant

 By Cornelis A. van Minnen 2006 / Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.序


Works[edit]


Supposed evolution of the word "mother" in The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik van Loon
A list of works by Hendrik Willem van Loon, with first publication dates and publishers.
  • The Fall of the Dutch Republic, 1913, Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom, 1915, Doubleday Page & Co.
  • The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators, 1916, The Century Co.
  • A Short History of Discovery: From the Earliest Times to the Founding of Colonies in the American Continent, 1917, David McKay
  • Ancient man; the Beginning of Civilizations, 1920, Boni and Liveright
  • The Story of Mankind, 1921, Boni and Liveright
  • The Story of the Bible, 1923, Boni and Liveright
  • Witches and Witch-Finders, 1923, article from the June 1923 Mentor Magazine
  • The Story of Wilbur the Hat, 1925, Boni and Liveright
  • Tolerance, 1925, Boni and Liveright  有漢譯
  • The Liberation of Mankind: the story of man's struggle for the right to think, 1926, Boni and Liveright
  • America: The Story of America from the very beginning up to the present, 1927, Boni and Liveright
  • Adriaen Block, 1928, Block Hall
  • Multiplex man, or the Story of Survival through Invention, 1928, Jonathan Cape
  • Life and Times of Peter Stuyvesant, 1928, Henry Holt
  • Man the Miracle Maker, 1928, Horace Liveright
  • R. v. R.: the Life and Times of Rembrandt van Rijn, 1930, Horace Liveright
  • If the Dutch Had Kept Nieuw Amsterdam, in If, Or History Rewritten, edited by J. C. Squire, 1931, Simon and Schuster
  • Van Loon's Geography: The Story of the World We Live In, 1932, Simon and Schuster
  • To Have or to Be—Take Your ChoiceJohn Day (1932)
  • "Gold" 1933, article from the Cosmopolitan March 1933
  • An Elephant Up a Tree, 1933, Simon and Schuster
  • An Indiscreet Itinerary or How the Unconventional Traveler Should See Holland by one who was actually born there and whose name is Hendrik Willem Van Loon, 1933, Harcourt, Brace
  • The Home of Mankind: the story of the world we live in, 1933, George G. Harrap
  • The story of inventions: Man, the Miracle Maker, 1934, Horace Liveright
  • Ships: and How They Sailed the Seven Seas (5000 B.C.-A.D.1935), 1935, Simon and Schuster
  • Around the World With the Alphabet, 1935, Simon and Schuster
  • Air-Storming: A Collection of 40 Radio Talks, 1935, Harcourt, Brace
  • Love me not, 1935
  • A World Divided is a World Lost, 1935, Cosmos Publishing Co.
  • The Songs We Sing (with Grace Castagnetta), 1936, Simon and Schuster
  • The Arts (with musical illustrations by Grace Castagnetta), 1937, Simon and Schuster
  • Christmas Carols (with Grace Castagnetta), 1937, Simon and Schuster
  • Observations on the mystery of print and the work of Johann Gutenberg, 1937, Book Manufacturer's Institute/New York Times
  • Our Battle: Being One Man's Answer to "My Battle" by Adolf Hitler, 1938, Simon and Schuster
  • How to Look at Pictures: a Short History of Painting, 1938, National Committee for Art Appreciation
  • Folk Songs of Many Lands (with Grace Castagnetta), 1938, Simon and Schuster
  • The Last of the Troubadours: The Life and Music of Carl Michael Bellman 1740-1795 (with Grace Castagnetta), 1939, Simon and Schuster
  • The Songs America Sings (with Grace Castagnetta), 1939, Simon and Schuster
  • My School Books, 1939, E. I. du Pont de Nemours[a]
  • Invasion, being the personal recollections of what happened to our own family and to some of our friends during the first forty-eight hours of that terrible incident in our history which is now known as the great invasion and how we escaped with our lives, 1940, Harcourt, Brace
  • The Story of the Pacific, 1940, George G. Harrap
  • The Life and Times of Johann Sebastian Bach, 1940, Simon and Schuster
  • Good Tidings (with Christmas songs by Grace Castegnetta), 1941, American Artists Group
  • The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, with a short life of the Author by Hendrik Willem van Loon of Rotterdam who also illustrated the Book, 1942
  • Van Loon's Lives: Being a true and faithful account of a number of highly interesting meetings with certain historical personages, from Confucius and Plato to Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson, about whom we had always felt a great deal of curiosity and who came to us as dinner guests in a bygone year, 1942, Simon and Schuster
  • Christmas Songs, 1942
  • The Message of the Bells (with music by Grace Castagnetta), 1942, New York Garden City
  • Fighters for Freedom: the Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson and Simon Bolivar, 1943, Dodd, Mead & Co.
  • The Life and Times of Scipio Fulhaber, Chef de Cuisine, 1943
  • Adventures and Escapes of Gustavus Vasa, and how they carried him from his rather obscure origin to the throne of Sweden, 1945
  • Report to Saint Peter, upon the kind of world in which Hendrik Willem van Loon spent the first years of his life - an unfinished, posthumously published autobiography, 1947, Simon and Schuster

在台灣,1960~1970年代,許多人被房龍的《人類的故事》之懷舊故鄉教堂頂樓極目遠眺回憶所感動。其實房龍的書在30~40年代就有翻譯 (台灣商務印書館翻印《發明的故事》等)。
十幾年前 (約2000?),中國興起房龍 的著作集的出版,有些書可能是湊出來的,譬如說,《名人的故事》北京:東方,2006; 《房龍音樂的故事》成都:時代,2003。
在美國,房龍被看作著名作家歷史學家和記者,其影響主要來自於他的著作。但在學術界房龍的影響則不大。
儘管中國公眾可能對房龍缺乏了解,但在中國的知識界,房龍卻擁有相當的認知度。早在1927年,其著作《古人類》就已由中國作家林微音(非林徽因)翻譯出版(書名《古代的人》[2])。《人類的故事》在1930年代出現中文版。中國當代作家郁達夫曾評價說:「范龍(即房龍)的這一種方法,實在巧妙不過,乾燥無味的科學常識,經他那麼一寫,無論大人小孩,讀他的書的人,都覺得娓娓忘倦了」。「……范龍的筆,有這一種魔力。但這也不是他的特創,這不過是將文學家的手法,拿來用以講述科學而已。」[3]1950年代以後,房龍的著作在中國大陸長期遭禁。1980年代中後期起,中國大陸的大學生開始重新傳看房龍的著作。到2000年以後中華人民共和國境內實際上掀起了房龍著作的出版熱潮,市面上同時存在著同一部著作的多種翻譯版本。部分中國知識分子把閱讀房龍著作作為了解西方歷史、接受人文主義啟蒙教育的捷徑。房龍作品的通俗性、趣味性和傾向於自由主義的思想也相當程度上滿足了中國讀書界的需求,有人認為他是「人文主義大師」[來源請求]
房龍在歐洲幾乎不享有知名度,即使在他的故鄉荷蘭也有很多人不知道房龍或者不認為他是知名人士[來源請求]



  1.  My School Books was a chapter from the unpublished autobiography of Hendrik Willem van Loon made by the DuPont chemical company to demonstrate their new 'PX Cloth' on school books, and distributed free at the New York Worlds Fair in 1939

人類的故事  亨德里克.房龍 著 / 吳奚貞 譯 協志工業叢書出版公司 2006年當 代歷史家亨德里克.房龍(Hendrik Willem van Loon)以他一貫淺顯的語言,輕鬆流暢的筆法,為我們敘述人類五十萬年歷史的演變和大事,全書洋溢著作者的智慧,人情味和幽默感,配上作者親自繪製的精 美插圖,讓讀者讀來趣味盎然,印象深刻而對歷史有初步的認識。這是一部信史,是學習歷史的入門書;但讀起來卻像一部迷人的小說。



主要著作[編輯]


  • 《荷蘭共和國的衰亡》(1913)英文名:The Fall of the Dutch Republic
  • 《荷蘭共和國的興起》(1915)英文名:The Rise of the Dutch Republic
  • 《荷蘭航海家寶典》(1916) 英文名:The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators
  • 《發現簡史》(1917)英文名:A Short History of Discovery: From the Earliest Times to the Founding of Colonies in the American Continent
  • 古人類》(1920)英文名:Ancient man; the Beginning of Civilizations
  • 人類的故事》(1921)英文名:The Story of Mankind
  • 《聖經的故事》又名《漫話聖經》((1923)ISBN 9789861780832 英文名:The Story of the Bible
  • 女巫獵巫者》(暫名)(1923)英文名:Witches and Witch-Finders
  • 《帽子威爾伯的故事》(暫名)(1925)英文名:The Story of Wilbur the Hat
  • 寬容》又名《人類的解放》(1925)ISBN 9570492112 英文名:Tolerance
  • 《人類解放的故事》(1926)英文名:The Liberation of Mankind: the story of man's struggle for the right to think
  • 《美洲的故事》(1927)英文名:America: The Story of America from the very beginning up to the present
  • 《阿德里安·布洛克》(1928)英文名:Adriaen Block
  • 《多重人》(暫名)又名《憑藉發明而生存的故事》(暫名)(1928)英文名:Multiplex man,或the Story of Survival through Invention
  • 《彼得·施托伊弗桑特的生平與時代》(暫名)(1928)英文名:Life and Times of Peter Stuyvesant
  • 《製造奇跡的人》(1928)英文名:Man the Miracle Maker
  • 《倫勃朗的生平與時代》又名《人生苦旅》又名《倫勃朗全傳》(1930)英文名:R. v. R.: the Life and Times of Rembrandt van Rijn
  • 《如果荷蘭人守住了新阿姆斯特丹》(暫名)(1931)英文名:If the Dutch Had Kept Nieuw Amsterdam
  • 《房龍地理》(1932)ISBN 9787561331644 英文名:Van Loon's Geography
  • 《黃金》(暫名)(文章)(1933)英文名:Gold
  • 《輕率的旅行》(暫名)(1933)英文名:An Indiscreet Itinerary or How the Unconventional Traveler Should See Holland by one who was actually born there and whose name is Hendrik Willem Van loon
  • 《上樹的大象》(暫名)(1933)英文名:An Elephant Up a Tree
  • 《人類的家園》(1933)英文名:The Home of Mankind: the story of the world we live in
  • 《發明的故事》(1934)英文名:The story of inventions: Man, the Miracle Maker
  • 《船:它們如何在七大洋航行》(暫名)(1935)英文名:Ships: and How They Sailed the Seven Seas (5000 B.C.-A.D.1935)
  • 《與字母一起漫遊世界》(1935)英文名:Around the World With the Alphabet
  • 《廣播風暴》(暫名)(1935)英文名:Air-Storming: A Collection of 40 Radio Talks
  • 《勿愛我》(暫名)(1935 )英文名:Love me not
  • 《分裂的世界是迷失的世界》(暫名)(1935)英文名:A World Divided is a World Lost
  • 《我們唱的歌》(暫名)(1936)英文名:The Songs We Sing
  • 《論藝術》又名《藝術》(1937)英文名:The Arts
  • 《聖誕頌歌》(暫名)(1937)Christmas Carols (with Grace Castagnetta)
  • 《見證印刷術的謎團與約翰古騰堡的貢獻》(暫名)(1937)英文名:Observations on the mystery of print and the work of Johann Gutenberg
  • 《我們的奮鬥:對阿道夫·希特勒<我的奮鬥>回答》(暫名)(1938)英文名:Our Battle: Being One Man's Answer to "My Battle" by Adolf Hitler
  • 《西方美術簡史》(1938)英文名:How to Look at Pictures: a Short History of Painting
  • 《眾土民歌》(暫名)(1938)英文名:Folk Songs of Many Lands
  • 《最後的吟遊詩人》(暫名)(1939)英文名:The Last of the Troubadours: The Life and Music of Carl Michael Bellman 1740-1795
  • 《唱遍美國的歌》(暫名)(1939)英文名:The Songs America Sings
  • 《我的課本》(暫名)(1939)英文名:My School Books
  • 《入侵》(暫名)(1940)英文名:Invasion, being the personal recollections of what happened to our own family and to some of our friends during the first forty-eight hours of that terrible incident in our history which is now known as the great invasion and how we escaped with our lives
  • 《太平洋的故事》(1940)ISBN 9578225342 英文名:The Story of the Pacific
  • 《約翰·塞巴斯蒂安·巴赫的生平與時代》(1940)英文名:The Life and Times of Johann Sebastian Bach
  • 《喜訊》(暫名)(1941)英文名:Good Tidings
  • 《伊拉斯謨的《 <愚人頌>及作者簡介》(暫名)(1942 )英文名:The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, with a short life of the Author by Hendrik Willem van Loon of Rotterdam who also illustrated the Book
  • 《與世界偉人談心》又名《天堂對話》(1942)英文名:Van Loon's Lives: Being a true and faithful account of a number of highly interesting meetings with certain historical personages, from Confucius and Plato to Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson, about whom we had always felt a great deal of curiosity and who came to us as dinner guests in a bygone year
  • 《聖誕歌》(暫名)(1942)英文名:Christmas Songs
  • 《鈴鐺的訊息》(暫名)(1942)英文名:The Message of the Bells
  • 《托馬斯·傑弗遜》《西蒙·玻利瓦爾的生平與時代》(原版為一本書)(1943)英文名:Fighters for Freedom: the Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson and Simon Bolivar
  • 《廚師長西庇阿·菲拉貝的生平與時代》(暫名)(1943)英文名:The Life and Times of Scipio Fulhaber, Chef de Cuisine
  • 《古斯塔夫·瓦薩的冒險和逃走》(暫名)(1945)英文名:Adventures and Escapes of Gustavus Vasa, and how they carried him from his rather obscure origin to the throne of Sweden
  • 《致天堂守門人》(1947)英文名:Report to Saint Peter, upon the kind of world in which Hendrik Willem van Loon spent the first years of his life - an unfinished, posthumously published autobiography

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