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大学英语四六级晨读经典365:夏日激情篇 163 Magic Mother 魔法之母(mp3)

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1997年,英国女作家J.K.罗琳的处女作《哈利·波特与魔法石》一炮打响,已经出版了7部哈利·波特系列小说并荣登各种图书捧行榜榜首。
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163 Magic Mother

163 魔法之母

Like that of her own character. Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling's life has the luster of a fairy tale Divorced. living on public assistance in a tiny Edinburgh flat with her infant daughter. Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at a table in a cafe during her daughter's naps - and ii was Harry Potter that rescued her.

J.K.罗琳的生活呈现出童话般的光彩.就如同她创造的魔法小巫师——哈利·波特一样。婚姻失败后,她就靠着救济金过日子,独自抚养出生不久的支儿,在她女儿熟睡时,她常待在附近的咖啡馆里写作,就在这个小咖啡馆里,她写出了《哈利·波特与魔法石》,塑造了那个带她走出窘境的小魔法师。

Rowling remembers that she always wanted to write as a child. Many of her favorite memories centered around reading-hearing The Wind in the Willows read aloud by her father when she had the measles. enjoying the fantastic adventure stories of E. Nesbit. reveling in the magical world of C. S. Lewis's Narnia, and her favorite story of all. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.

罗琳记得她打小就喜欢写作。小时候最美好的记忆似乎总是离不开阅读。记得患麻疹时.她常听爸爸大声朗诵《杨柳风》。她着迷于E·拿思必特的奇异的冒险故事,沉浸在C.S.路易斯的《纳尼亚传奇》的奇妙故事里,也常常陶醉于她的最爱一伊丽莎白·古吉的《小白马》。

On a particularly long train ride from Manchester to London in the summer of 1990, the idea came to her of a boy who is a wizard and doesn't know it. He attends, a school for wizardry - she could see him very plainly in her mind. By the time the train pulled into King's Cross Station four hours later. many of the characters and the early stages of the plot were fully formed in her head The story took further shape as she continued working on it in pubs and cafes over her lunch hours.

1990年的夏天,罗琳坐在由曼彻斯特开往伦敦的火车上,在那一刻,哈利波特闯人了她的生活。她可以在脑海里清晰地勾画他的模样,看到他进入魔法学校。四小时后,当火车驶入国王十字车站时,她已经在脑海里形成了大部分人物和故事的前期框架,当她午餐时间坐在咖啡馆里继续构思时,故事的结构变得更加清晰。

In 1992 Rowling left off working in offices and moved to Portugal to teach English as a Second Language She worked afternoons and evenings, leaving mornings free for writing. After her marriage to a Portuguese TV journalist ended in divorce. Rowling returned to Britain wit.h her infant daughter and a suitcase full of Harry Potter notes and chapters She settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister and set out to finish the book before looking for a teaching job.  Wheeling her daughter's carriage around the city to escape their tiny, cold apartment. she would duck into coffee shops to write when the baby fell asleep. In this way she finished the book.

1992年,罗琳辞掉了白领工作.移居葡萄牙做英语教师,她下午和晚上去学校工作,上午用来自由写作。不久,她与一名葡萄牙的电视台记者结婚,但这段婚姻最终以离婚告终。离婚后.罗琳带着女儿和满满一箱子《哈利·波特》的笔记与手稿回到了英国。为了能住得靠近妹妹,罗琳在爱丁堡定居下来.准备在找新的教书工作前完成这部小说。她常常推着女儿的手推车四处闲逛.只是为了逃离她们那又小又冷的公寓。趁女儿睡着时,她会躲到咖啡馆里写作。就这样,罗琳完成了《哈利·波特》的创作。

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in June 1997 and achieved almost instant success. With the publication of the American edition, retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's, Stone, in 1998. Rowling'sbooks continued to make publishing history Harry Potter climbed to the top of all the bestseller Lists for children's and adult's books.

1997年6月,《哈利·波特和魔法石》一书一出版,就大获成功。随着《哈利·波特和魔法石》1998年在美国的出版,罗琳的书继续创造蔷出版界的历史。《哈利·波特》登上了儿童与成人书籍的最佳销售榜的首位。
 

英语词汇注释

luster n. 光彩
measle n. 麻疹
fall asleep 入睡,睡着

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