• 导读
  • 手稿中真的有魔鬼吗?这魔鬼是存在于字里行间还是写书人的心中?

  • 内容简介
  • 霍桑在《手稿中的魔鬼》这个故事中讲述了写书人殚精竭虑,创造了很多精彩绝伦的作品,然而多次投稿却未被出版社所采用,终于他心灰意冷地烧掉了手稿,期望用思想的烈焰点燃整个城市。主人公将自己作为作家的才华和蕴藏于文字中的思想比喻成魔鬼,表现了文字创作的不易。

  • 作者简介
  • 纳撒尼尔•霍桑(1804年7月4日—1864年5月19日)。19世纪前半期美国最伟大的小说家。 美国心理分析小说的第一人,因深受家庭和清教徒思想的影响在其作品中更多地反映人心深处的恶。其代表作品有:短篇小说集《古宅青苔》、《重讲一遍的故事》等,长篇小说《红字》、《带七个尖顶的阁楼》、《福谷传奇》、《玉石人像》等。这些都是世界文学史上不可多得的经典名著。其代表作品《红字》已成为世界文学的经典之一。

    Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804—May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic Movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce. His short story collections include Twice-Told Tales and Mosses from an Old Manse. His novels include The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. It has become one of the classics in the world's literature.

  • 编辑推荐
  • 霍桑是心理小说的开创者,擅长剖析人的“内心”。他着重探讨道德和罪恶的问题,主张通过善行和自忏来洗刷罪恶、净化心灵,从而得到拯救。然而霍桑并非全写黑暗,他在揭露社会罪恶和人的劣根性的同时,对许多善良的主人公寄予极大的同情。

  • 媒体书评
  • 霍桑描写黑暗的巨大力量,是由于受到加尔文派教义关于与生俱来的堕落与原罪思想的影响。没有一位思想深邃的人能完全摆脱这种思想所发生的各种形式的影响。——梅尔维尔

    霍桑的小说“属于艺术的最高层次,一种服从于非常崇高级别的天才的艺术。”——爱伦·坡

    Nathaniel Hawthorne's reputation as a writer is a very pleasing fact, because his writing is not good for anything, and this is a tribute to the man.—Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The fine thing in Hawthorne is that he cared for the deeper psychology, and that, in his way, he tried to become familiar with it.—Henry James

    The style of Hawthorne is purity itself. His tone is singularly effective—wild, plaintive, thoughtful, and in full accordance with his themes... We look upon him as one of the few men of indisputable genius to whom our country has as yet given birth.—Edgar Allan Poe

  • 目录
    • 手稿中的魔鬼
    • The Devil in Manuscript
    • 书评 写书评
      • 张晓妮

        fire

        张晓妮

        how crazy ! the poor author burnt his manuscript , his tale and every characters and finally the town was in fire in this "The Devil in Manuscript" ……展开↓

      • Faith

        a insane story

        Faith

        That’s a absurd story which tells us the fate of a writer. After been rejected by the presses, the writer began to be desperate and insane. As a result, he ……展开↓

      • roshan

        天才作家的没落

        roshan

        这部小说十分具有荒诞色彩,这部小说的主人公是一位作家,他呕心沥血创作的一部作品却被各大出本社无情的拒绝了,他变得绝望、疯狂,甚至萌生了报复社会的心理。绝望之中的他决定将自己呕心沥血创作的作品付之一炬,以发泄自己心中的愤怒。他把自己心中的才华与灵感比作是魔鬼,他认为创作不会给他带来任何的好处,相反,只会带给他无尽的痛……展开↓

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