Dependent Origination

Crime and Punishment

Posted on: December 9, 2009


这几天晚上都没有干活。昨天晚上看完了罪与罚。很好看。其实总共也没发生什么事情,但是不管是警察和rodia的斗法,还是side plot里面的side characters们,都有很多很紧张的场合。印象最深的是Sonia的妈妈举办的funeral feast那一场。一方面对穷人的心理描写刻画的十分精到。the special pride of the poor, 自己深深地知道自己在社会上的不利处境,但是却反而更要在虚荣的地方不合常理的破费,因为他们害怕别人评论他们不如人。平日的捉襟见肘只是自己知道,但是到了面对别人的时候,一定要打起精神来。另一方面,戏剧矛盾叠出,一波三折,而且主要人物的性格纷纷深化,情节推展自然,实在是讲故事的高手。

刚开始看的时候,几乎又看不下去了。心痛的感觉都仿佛和从前是一样的。小的时候不喜欢russian novels。因为总是关于suffering的。因此对这个故事没有任何特别的印象,很可能都没有看完。二十年过去了,显然自己对suffering的忍受能力大大上升。抑或是终于明白了life is about suffering. 痛苦是生存的充分和必要条件。痛有多少,爱就有多少。没有痛苦就没有我们分分秒秒存在的真实。我们根本没有选择的权利。

就像看完Lolita的时候说的,I need to re-read the entire Russian literature.  罪与罚是the first (random) pick。Let’s see what will come next.

Btw,I cannot find who translated the book I read. It was from Buccaneer Books 1985.

2 Responses to "Crime and Punishment"

You read the English version?

Yup…the english one…

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