2016年10月6日 星期四

Denis Diderot, MEMOIRS OF A NUN, The Aeneid

Philosopher, art critic, and writer Denis Diderot was born in Langres, Champagne, France on this day in 1713.


Their thinking was radical, but expressing it was dangerous. Diderot—who was born on October 5th 1713—was imprisoned for his writings, an experience that left him too scared to lay out his philosophy plainly, instead disguising it within plays, novels and letters


'Monsignor,' I said, 'you are asking whether I promise God chastity, poverty and obedience. I heard what you said and my answer is no.'
―from MEMOIRS OF A NUN
MEMOIRS OF A NUN, which began as a joke and grew into a masterpiece, was one of the loudest salvos fired in the continuing battles between the clergy and the intelligentsia which defined so much of eighteenth-century French history. Diderot's story of a novice held in a convent against her will and forced to undergo curious spiritual and sexual trials displays all the brilliance, icy wit, and worldliness of the Enlightenment at its best. READ more here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/40759/memoirs-of-a-nun/



狄德罗Denis Diderot 認 為
The Aeneid (əˈniːɪd; in Latin Aeneis, pronounced ... Aeneidos is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the late 1st century BC (29 ...)最美的一句是:卷一 第462行。(兩處翻譯卻天差地別啦!2014年10.6決定抄出,送港民.....)
He halted, and said, with tears: ‘What place is there,
Achates, what region of earth not full of our hardships?
See, Priam! Here too virtue has its rewards, here toothere are tears for events, and mortal things touch the heart.Lose your fears: this fame will bring you benefit.’BkI:458-462
Translated by A. S. Kline © 2002 All Rights Reserved
即使在這裡,光榮也仍然獲得應得的報償;人生不幸的事也仍然贏得同情之淚;生活的痛苦也仍然打動人心。不要害怕,我們在他們眼中並不陌生,我們是相當安全的。(楊周翰譯)
http://hcbooks.blogspot.tw/2010/10/blog-post_07.html

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