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Barkskins


作者  /  Annie Proulx

出版社 / SCRIBNER

出版日期 / 2016/06/14

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$700

售價 / 79折, NT$ 553

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橫跨300年,兩個家族在一片廣袤土地上的興衰史。本書是《斷背山》作者安妮普露被公認為至今最好的作品。

獲選為亞馬遜2016年6月最佳圖書:

「Anne Proulx的Barkskins是關於一個世家的建立,最後卻遭遇環境與文化崩壞的史詩...」
--《亞馬遜書評》(The Amazon Book Review)

「Anne Proulx的Barkskins之所以傑出,不只是因為小說的長度,更是它涵蓋的層面與野心。它是一個如紀念碑般巨大的成就,或許是她將來被記得的最好作品...。閱讀Proulx讓人生氣勃勃,她是個大師級的說書人。她技巧地將我們置身在寒氣逼人的 Mi’kma’ki森林和死氣沉沉的Duke & Sons 大廳裡。儘管故事很長,但是沒有不重要的部分。讀者從來沒有感受到故事自Proulx的掌控中脫離,其獲得的是幾年來才會有的一種完全沉浸在故事中的閱讀經驗。」 
-- 《出版人週刊》(Publishers Weekly) 星級推薦

17世紀晚期,兩個身無分文的法國青年René Sel 與 Charles Duquet為了生存,來到了法國在北美的殖民地,成為伐木工人(barkskins),簽了3年賣身契,將來好換得一片土地。Sel因為伐木清理的工作吃足了苦頭,且被迫娶當地的原住民為妻,他們的後代子孫就此困在兩種彼此傷害的文化裡。而Duquet是個狡猾、殘酷的人,他逃離了伐木主人,成為皮毛商人且做起木材生意。Proulx訴說的是Sel 與Duquet和他們的後代,延續了300年的故事。復仇、意外、疫病、印地安人的襲擊、以及文化的滅亡在書中一一展現。書中人物以為手握無限的資源,卻沒想到他們的後代必須面對可能的環境崩解。

Proulx創造的人物是那麼地栩栩如生,貪婪、荒淫、報復以及單純的慈悲與希望,就這麼讓我們緊緊地跟隨著他們。

From Annie Proulx—the Pulitzer Prize-­ and National Book Award-­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world’s forests.

In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a “seigneur,” for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters—barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi’kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years—their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand, under stunningly brutal conditions—the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation. Over and over again, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse.

Proulx’s inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid—in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope—that we follow them with fierce attention. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable and compelling American writers, and Barkskins is her greatest novel, a magnificent marriage of history and imagination.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681298074003
ISBN 13 /9781501152665
ISBN 10 /1501152661
EAN /9781501152665

頁數736
尺寸23.5X15.6CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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