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October 31,2008

Robin Cook:蓋美拉

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蓋美拉》(Mutation)是美國醫生作家Robin Cook的作品。

Robin Cook是執業的外科醫生,但私下偏好寫些揭露醫學界內幕、黑幕的驚悚小說,《紐約時報》稱他為「醫學驚悚大師」。

英文原書名Mutation只是「突變」之意,不過,中文譯為「蓋美拉」倒是神來之筆,譯得極好。因為「蓋美拉」(Chimera)在希臘神話中正好是合成獸,她有著獅頭、羊身,以及巨蛇的尾巴。也因此,現代基因工程用Chimera來指稱「嵌合體」,而在很多時候,Chimera也變成了基因操縱的代名詞。

Robin Cook的其它中譯作品還有:《異腦》和《死亡檔案禁地》。

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October 26,2008

Paul Auster:巨獸

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巨獸》原文在《破報》復刊533期:http://pots.tw/node/1145


下一個巨靈是誰?

巨獸》是美國小說家Paul Auster在1992年出版的作品,時值蘇聯解體和中國八九學運失敗,與Francis Fukuyama在同年出版的《歷史的終結和最後一人》所持之主張迥然不同,Auster對於冷戰的結束並不特別感到樂觀,更不認為民主制度終將獲得終極勝利。代之,藝術家以其特有的敏感心靈,意識到新一代的「巨靈」正要崛起。

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October 12,2008

Socialist Workers Party:Capitalism isn't working!

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英國的Socialist Workers Party(社會勞工黨)在日前辦了場抗議遊行,標題赫然是:Capitalism isn't working.
(詳細請見其網站:http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/)

據說當天喊出來的口號大約如下:

Whose crisis? Their crisis! Whose money? Our money!

They say BANKERS; we say WORKERS!

(部落格『行走與歌唱』的格主有參與該場抗議行動,請見:http://linan2048.blog.sohu.com/101746759.html

這場遊行對照10/9《倫敦書評》Slavoj Žižek的文,看來左派是不會在這次全球金融危機中缺席的。
問題只是,最後會如何?
--- Francis Fukuyama在《歷史的終結和最後一人》中,從東歐共產主義的解體,斷言自由民主制度及資本主義應該就是人類意識型態發展的終點;問題是,在2008年以後,會不會有其他可能呢?

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October 10,2008

Slavoj Žižek:Don’t Just Do Something, Talk

在最新的《倫敦書評》,Slavoj Žižek(斯拉沃.齊澤克;或紀傑克)發表一篇針對這次全球金融危機的評論文:Don’t Just Do Something, Talk

Žižek指出,很多人都有這樣的想法:‘Don’t just talk, do something!
但問題是,如果只是為了做而做、卻不去思考危機的形成原因、以及可能的後果,還不如先停下來思考、對話,然後去做正確的事。
Faced with a disaster over which we have no real influence, people will often say, stupidly, ‘Don’t just talk, do something!’ Perhaps, lately, we have been doing too much. Maybe it is time to step back, think and say the right thing. True, we often talk about doing something instead of actually doing it – but sometimes we do things in order to avoid talking and thinking about them.Like quickly throwing $700 billion at a problem instead of reflecting on how it came about.
--- 亦即,在Žižek看來,面對這次金融危機,美國政府的問題不是「只說不做」,而是「只做不說」,或者也可以說「還沒想好就做了」。 ...繼續閱讀

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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio贏得2008諾貝爾文學獎

2008年的諾貝爾文學獎得主是法國作家Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
The Swedish Academy 讚美Le Clézio是「 “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization.” 」
(全文請見『紐約時報』:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/books/10nobel.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss...繼續閱讀

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October 7,2008

Jonathan Kellerman:適者生存

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適者生存》是Jonathan Kellerman的「亞力士心理探案系列」的第四本作品。

Jonathan Kellerman不只是作家,也是一名執業心理學家,專攻兒童心理。最驚人的是,他在24歲就拿到了美國南加大的心理學博士學位。

(24歲的時候,妳/你/我正在做什麼呢?)

Kellerman的「亞力士心理探案系列」還有:《骨血暴力》、《惡之愛》和《死亡殘像》,以及最新的《死亡醫生》。

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October 2,2008

Top 100 Best Lesbian & Gay Novels

剛剛在網路上發現到「Top 100 Best Lesbian & Gay Novels」,真是得來全不費功夫,好極了。

Triangle有解釋這份名單的選出者:

The Triangle's list of 100 best lesbian and gay novels was selected by a panel of submitted by our judges, including the lesbian and gay writers Dorothy Allison, David Bergman, Christopher Bram, Michael Bronski, Samuel Delany, Lillian Faderman, Anthony Heilbut, M.E. Kerr, Jenifer Levin, John Loughery, Jaime Manrique, Mariana Romo-Carmona, Sarah Schulman, and Barbara Smith.



*RANK**TITLE**AUTHOR*
 
1"Death In Venice" (威尼斯之死)Thomas Mann
2"Giovanni's Room"(喬凡尼的房間)James Baldwin
3"Our Lady Of The Flowers"(繁花聖母;絕版)Jean Genet
4"Rememberance Of Things Past"(追憶似水年華)Marcel Proust
5"The Immoralist"(背德者)Andre Gide
6"Orlando"(歐蘭朵)Virginia Woolf
7"The Well Of Lonliness"(寂寞之井)Radclyffe Hall
8"Kiss Of The Spider Woman"(蜘蛛女之吻)Manuel Puig
9"Memoirs Of Hadrian"(哈德里安回憶錄)Marguerite Yourcenar
10"Zami"Audre Lorde
11"The Picture Of Dorian Gray"Oscar Wilde
12"Nightwood"Djuna Barnes
13"Billy Budd"Herman Melville
14"A Boy's Own Story"Edmund White
15"Dancer From The Dance"Andrew Holleran
16"Maurice"E.M. Forster
17"The City and the Pillar"Gore Vidal
18"Rubyfruit Jungle"Rita Mae Brown
19"Brideshead Revisited"Evelyn Waugh
20"Confessions of a Mask"Yukio Mishima
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