2016年11月3日 星期四

"De Profundis" By Oscar Wilde來自深淵的吶喊:王爾德獄中書 /自深深處

Artist Patti Smith reads from Oscar Wilde’s 100 page letter De Profundis, which he wrote during his two year incarceration in Reading Prison. For the first time this notorious prison has opened to the public where artists, writers, performers and ex-prisoners have been responding to the work of Wilde and the environment of the prison itself. Exhibition curated by Artangel.
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BBC Radio 4

Stephen Rea reads from Wilde's famous letter in the prison cell where it was written.



Oscar Wilde's "De Profundis" by Rupert Everett 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBx2e6_-GLU


― from "De Profundis"
"To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.”

“The most terrible thing about it is not that it breaks one’s heart—hearts are made to be broken—but that it turns one’s heart to stone.” 



“The gods are strange. It is not our vices only they make instruments to scourge us. They bring us to ruin through what in us is good, gentle, humane, loving.”

"Do not be afraid of the past. If people tell you it is irrevocable, do not believe them. The past, the present and future are but one moment in the sight of God. Time and space are merely accidental conditions of thought. The imagination can transcend them."

“The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?”

“If I got nothing from the house of the rich I would get something at the house of the poor. Those who have much are often greedy; those who have little always share.”

De Profundis (Latin: "from the depths") is a 50,000 word letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to Lord Alfred Douglas, his lover. Wilde wrote the letter between January and March 1897; he was not allowed to send it, but took it with him uponrelease. In it he repudiates Lord Alfred for what Wilde finally sees as his arrogance and vanity; he had not forgotten Douglas's remark, when he was ill, "When you are not on your pedestal you are not interesting." He also felt redemption and fulfillment in his ordeal, realizing that his hardship had filled the soul with the fruit of experience, however bitter it tasted at the time.

原文
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/921/pg921.txt

來自深淵的吶喊:王爾德獄中書(160週年誕辰紀念版)

De Profundis


----中國的一版本
自深深處  朱純深譯,收入 王爾德作品集,北京:人民文,2001學


*****
"Oscar Wilde: From the Depths"
Now - February 14, 2016
Lantern Theater Company
Philadelphia, PA
This new play pries open the imagination of Oscar Wilde, the most original and artistic mind of his generation. At the height of his literary success and incandescent celebrity he is brought to sudden and catastrophic ruin. Now, desolate and alone in his cell at Reading Gaol, he struggles to overcome the darkness that threatens to engulf him. Conjuring up a cast of characters from his memory, he revisits the stories from his meteoric career and unconventional personal life in search of transformation and salvation. More here:http://www.lanterntheater.org/2015-16/oscar-wilde.html





OSCAR WILDE: FROM THE DEPTHS (Lantern): A love that dared not speak its mind
With his brilliant work and tragic arc, Oscar Wilde remains a fascinating…
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