2013年6月20日 星期四

《列王紀》 (Shahnameh, or The Book of Kings) 魯斯塔姆Rostam與蘇赫拉布Sohrab的故事



你童年時喜歡哪個文學人物或主人公?
菲爾多西(Ferdowsi)在11世紀寫的《國王之書》 (Shahnameh, or The Book of Kings)中偉大的悲劇武士索拉博(Sohrab)。那本書是波斯語經典詩歌皇冠上的一顆明珠。索拉博是偉大的武士魯斯塔姆(Rostam)的兒子,不 過兩人從未謀面。索拉博帶領軍隊出發,想給父親帶來榮耀,為父親贏得王位,但是戰鬥中的對手其實是他的父親。在故事的最後一幕,魯斯塔姆得知他親手刺成重 傷的人竟是自己的兒子,他抱住了奄奄一息的索拉博,那一幕給人的情感震撼真是無可比擬的。

Do you have a favorite childhood literary character or hero? 

The tragic Sohrab, the great warrior from Ferdowsi’s 11th-century “Shahnameh” (“The Book of Kings”), one of the crown jewels of classic Persian poetry. Sohrab is the son of the great warrior Rostam, though the two have never met. Sohrab sets out with an army to bring glory to his father and win him the crown, only to come face to face with him in battle. The last scene of that particular story, Rostam holding Sohrab’s dying body, moments after he has learned the true identity of the man he has mortally wounded with his own sword, is unparalleled in the emotional wallop it packs. 

Khaled Hosseini: By the Book

June 18, 2013

《列王紀選魯斯塔姆與蘇赫拉布的故事》

《列王紀選》

作者:菲爾多西.
譯者:張鴻年.

出版北京: 人民文學. 1991/台北:光復書局

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