• 导读
  • 作者在主人公不停追寻的过程中,也将生活的残酷剥落展露在读者的面前。

  • 内容简介
  • 文中并没有提及瓦希娜姑娘为何要离家出走,只是客观地给我们截取了一个出走另一个追寻的画面,但通过作者一而再、再而三地提及到的表演、舞台、剧院等,我们可以推断出瓦希娜是为了实现心目中登台歌唱的愿望而离家出走,一个挨一个剧团去寻找机会。而年轻人不停地寻找爱人,是因为她就是他的希望、是他的全部。因此,画面所展现的追寻是循环,而终点都指向希望。生活毕竟是残酷的,瓦希娜成为歌唱家的梦想不能实现,年轻人寻找她r的希望也日渐渺茫,所以生活这个陀螺转来转去只得又把他们转到一起——两人死后灵魂终于又可以交际了。作者用神秘的气氛渲染了一对爱人先后在同一个房间里自尽的悲剧。

    This is perhaps the bleakest of O. Henry’s best-known stories. Although the basic ironic plot can be summarized in a sentence—a young man commits suicide in the same room where a young woman for whom he has vainly searched killed herself—it is the musty atmosphere of the room and the suggestion that every place bears the traces of the lives that have inhabited it that makes the story so compelling. It is a story of transience, of lives that move through a bleak, indifferent world, leaving only bits of themselves, which the young man uncovers as he searches through drawers and pokes into every corner and crevice of the room looking for something that remains of the woman he seeks. However, all that is left is an illusory sweet familiar smell, which melodramatically becomes the sweet smell of the gas he turns on in despair, as she did only one week previously. Although the fact that the young man ends up in the very same room in which his lost sweetheart took her life is one of the most extreme coincidences in all of O. Henry’s fiction, the power of the atmosphere of the story is so strong that readers are willing to accept it.

  • 作者简介
  • 欧·亨利是其笔名,原名为威廉·西德尼·波特(William Sydney Porter)。美国著名批判现实主义作家,世界三大短篇小说大师之一。曾被评论界誉为曼哈顿桂冠散文作家和美国现代短篇小说之父。他的作品构思新颖,语言诙谐,结局常常出人意料,其中一些名篇如《爱的牺牲》、《警察与赞美诗》、《带家具出租的房间》、《贤人的礼物》、《最后一片藤叶》等使他获得了世界声誉。

    William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862—June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. The best known ones are A Service of Love, The Cop and the Anthem, The Furnished Room, The Gift of the Magi and The Last Leaf, which help him win fame abroad.

  • 编辑推荐
  • 生活中,我们甚至也时刻面临着年轻人和瓦希娜这样濒于绝望的困境。

  • 媒体书评
  • 欧·亨利是20世纪初美国杰出的短篇小说大师,有“美国的莫泊桑”之称。他的作品因富于生活情趣被誉为“美国生活的幽默百科全书”。

    O. Henry's stories are gems of their kind; mellow, humorous, ironic, ingenious and shot through with that eminently salable quality known as 'human interest.'" —Bennet Cerf and Van Cartmell

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    • 带家具出租的房间
    • The Furnished Room
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      • 周楠0828

        以短篇小说《带》小谈“欧·亨利”结尾

        周楠0828

        我们常说的“欧·亨利式结尾”,通常就是指短篇小说在文章情节结尾时突然让人物的心理情境发生出人意料的变化,或使主人公命运陡然逆转,出现意想不到的结果,但即在意料之外,又在情理之中。出自欧·亨利本人的短篇小说《带家具出租的房间》同样证明了这一点。小说结尾在讲到男主人公开煤气自杀后,以麦克库尔夫人和珀迪夫人两人的对话中交……展开↓

      • 刘玉柱14110359211

        一本好书

        刘玉柱14110359211

        故事情节丰富多彩,文章细节描写非常的生动,很仔细。从小的地方来体现最后结尾的落差感,与喜剧特色来讽刺人们心中那种做错事情不愿意承认里所带来的后果。展开↓

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        The Furnished Room

        苑水鑫

        文章概括了年轻人为了寻找他的情人在纽约奔波不停,并租了一间相对别的房间较豪华的房间,之后询问房东他的情人的线索,房东否决之后年轻人终于经不起失去情人的折磨 ,在那间有家具的房间自尽了,可谁知道他的情人已经逝世并跟他用同样的方法在同样的地点结束了生命。展开↓

      • 李奇正bruce

        带家具出租的房间读后感

        李奇正bruce

        感觉结局特别惊讶,男主角苦苦追寻的恋人早就已经离开人世了,房东为了房子可以租出去而没有他,但是不管怎么样,没有错过这第十二间房子,也尽量不要让自己遗憾。展开↓

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