Love of Life 热爱生命

by Jack London

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LOVE OF LIFE

"This out of all will remain -
They have lived and have tossed:
So much of the game will be gain,
Though the gold of the dice has been lost."

THEY limped painfully down the bank, and once the foremost of the
two men staggered among the rough-strewn rocks. They were tired
and weak, and their faces had the drawn expression of patience
which comes of hardship long endured. They were heavily burdened
with blanket packs which were strapped to their shoulders. Headstraps,
passing across the forehead, helped support these packs.
Each man carried a rifle. They walked in a stooped posture, the
shoulders well forward, the head still farther forward, the eyes
bent upon the ground.


一切,總算剩下了這一點——
  他們經歷了生活的困苦顛連;
  能做到這种地步也就是胜利,
  盡管他們輸掉了賭博的本錢。

  他們兩個一瘸一拐地,吃力地走下河岸,有一次,走在前面的那個還在亂石中間失足搖晃了一下。他們又累又乏,因為長期忍受苦難,臉上都帶著愁眉苦臉、咬牙苦熬的表情。他們肩上捆著用毯子包起來的沉重包袱。總算那條勒在額頭上的皮帶還得力,幫著吊住了包袱。他們每人拿著一支來复槍。他們彎著腰走路,肩膀沖向前面,而腦袋沖得更前,眼睛總是瞅著地面。



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John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney,January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.

Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.

London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

约翰·格里菲斯·“杰克·伦敦”·钱尼(John Griffith "Jack London" Chaney,1876年1月12日-1916年11月22日),美国20世纪著名现实主义作家。他出身于美国旧金山的一个破产农民家庭。从1900年起,他连续发表和出版了许多小说,讲述美国下层人民的生活故事,揭露资本主义社会的罪恶。他的作品大都带有浓厚的社会主义和个人主义色彩,因此有人认为他是宣扬社会主义的作家,也有人认为他是表现个人主义和民众哲学的自然主义作家。他的作品在全世界都广为流传,是最受中国读者欢迎的外国作家之一。他一生著述颇丰,留下了19部长篇小说、150多篇短篇小说以及大量文学报告集、散文集和论文,最著名的有《马丁·伊登》、《野性的呼唤》、《白牙》、《热爱生命》、《海狼》、《铁蹄》等小说。他是世界文学史上最早的商业作家之一,因此被誉为商业作家的先锋。

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