为奴十二年.pdf

为奴十二年.pdf
 

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内容简介
《为奴十二年》这本回忆录的作者所罗门•诺萨普,一个拥有自由的黑人小提琴手,在某个黑夜被拐卖到南方为奴,从此失去与家人的联系,为了生存他不得不掩饰自己的音乐技能,甚至要掩藏自己识字的能力。在这十二载的绝境中,历经磨难,九死一生的他唯一不曾放弃的就是回家的愿望。最终在一位白人木匠的帮助下得以返乡,但直到最后拐卖他的真凶也并没有得到应有的惩罚,回忆录的尾声也未暗示黑奴的生存状态是否得以改善。
《为奴十二年》的故事背景被放在了南北战争前夕这样一个宏观的大背景之下,而这部作品也十分出色地完成了为时代吹响号角的光荣使命。虽然那个时代离我们已经远去,“为自由而竭力奔跑”的内涵和价值却一直被人们所歌颂;回忆那段历史对于当下的意义不仅仅是以史为鉴,告诫世人“人人生而平等”,更是在为我们这些早已被各种物欲束缚的人提供一场精神救赎之旅。让我们跟随所罗门•诺萨普的视角,重新回到美国的黑奴时期,揭露那个时代的奴隶生活。
本书情节“充满了愤怒、无奈、委屈和感动……这是一曲长达12年的悲伤挽歌,一曲长达12年的爱恋之曲……它很真实,它就是历史”。

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根据《为奴十二年》改编的同名电影于2014年荣获第86届奥斯卡金像奖最佳影片、最佳改编剧本和最佳女配角奖。本书英文原著,在美国与《飘》、《汤姆叔叔的小屋》齐名,具有重大历史意义。作者所罗门•诺萨普原本是一个天生自由的非洲裔美国人,1841年,他在纽约被人诱骗绑架,贩卖成为一名奴隶,直到1853年才成功被营救。之后,他成为一个坚定的废奴主义者,并出版了这部回忆录《为奴十二年》。
《为奴十二年》为全英文原版,同时配以美音朗读,让读者在品读作者不幸遭遇的同时,亦能提升英语阅读水平。

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每一年的奥斯卡都从秋季开始起跑,《为奴十二载》是今年无可争议的领跑者。美国影评界对此片美誉不断的同时又多少有一丝尴尬,这样一部直面美国历史上最黑暗一页的优秀电影,却出自一位青年英国导演,史蒂夫•麦昆的手笔。根据真实事件和真人传记改编,《为奴十二载》讲述了1841年,住在纽约州萨拉托加的自由身份的黑人所罗门被欺诈绑架后卖到南方庄园为奴,几易其主,最终重返自由的故事。原著小说《为奴十二年》几乎与《汤姆叔叔的小屋》同时出版。
——引自豆瓣网友

不要争自由,自由是外界给你的。你要争独立,给你自由你不独立,你仍然是奴隶。 ——胡适
《为奴十二年》是作者所罗门•诺萨普为奴12年的自传体小说,一个人的悲痛,让所有人清晰的看见伤痛。它也是历史小说,关于美国奴隶制的故事。只有真相,才是历史。
——引自豆瓣网友

作者简介
Solomon Northup (July 1808―after 1857) was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs , New York . He is noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 when enticed with a job offer. When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington D.C., they drugged him and sold him into slavery. From Washington D.C., he was transported to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. After 12 years in bondage, he regained his freedom in January 1853; he was one of very few to do so in such cases. Held in the Red River region of Louisiana by several different owners, he got news to his family, who contacted friends and enlisted the Governor of New York in his cause. New York state had passed a law in 1840 to recover African-American residents who had been kidnapped and sold into slavery.
The circumstances of Northup's death are uncertain and no contemporary record of him exists from after 1857.

目录
Chapter1
Chapter2
Chapter3
Chapter4
Chapter5
Chapter6
Chapter7
Chapter8
Chapter9
Chapter10
Chapter11
Chapter12
Chapter13
Chapter14
Chapter15
Chapter16
Chapter17
Chapter18
Chapter19
Chapter20
Chapter21
Chapter22
Roaring River
Appendix

序言
EDITOR’S PREFACE

When the editor commenced the preparation of the following narrative, he did not suppose it would reach the size of this volume. In order, however, to present all the facts which have been communicated to him, it has seemed necessary to extend it to its present length.
Many of the statements contained in the following pages are corroborated by abundant evidence—others rest entirely upon Solomon’s assertion. That he has adhered strictly to the truth the editor, at least, who has had an opportunity of detecting any contradiction or discrepancy in his statements, is well satisfied. He has invariably repeated the same story without deviating in the slightest particular, and has also carefully perused the manuscript, dictating an alteration wherever the most trivial inaccuracy has appealed.
It was Solomon’s fortune, during his captivity, to be owned by several masters. The treatment he received while at the “Pine Woods” shows that among slaveholders there are men of humanity as well of cruelty. Some of them are spoken of with emotions of gratitude—others in a spirit of bitterness. It is believed that the following account of his experience on Bayou Boeuf presents a correct picture of Slavery in all its lights, and shadows, as it now exists in that locality. Unbiased, as he conceives, by any prepossessions or prejudices, the only object of the editor has been to give a faithful history of Solomon Northup’s life, as he received it from his lips.
In the accomplishment of that object, he trusts he has succeeded, notwithstanding the numerous faults of style and of expression it may be found to contain.

DAVID WILSON.
WHITEHALL, N. Y., May, 1853.

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suffering, as it proved in the end. Epps, I soon found,whether actually in the field or not, had his eyes pretty generally upon us. From the piazza, from behind some adjacent tree, or other concealed point of observation,he was perpetually on the watch. If one of us had been backward or idle through the day, we were apt to be told all about it on returning to the quarters, and as it was a matter of principle with him to reprove every offence of that kind that came within his knowledge, the offender not only was certain of receiving a castigation for his tardiness, but I likewise was punished for permitting it.
If, on the other hand, he had seen me use the lash freely, the man was satisfied. "Practice makes perfect,"truly; and during my eight years' experience as a driver, I learned to handle the whip with marvelous dexterity and precision, throwing the lash within a hair's breadth of the back, the ear, the nose, without, however, touching either of them. If Epps was observed at a distance, or we had reason to apprehend he was sneaking somewhere in the vicinity, I would commence plying the lash vigorously,when, according to arrangement, they would squirm and screech as if in agony, although not one of them had in fact been even grazed. Patsey would take occasion, if he made his appearance presently, to mumble in his hearing some complaints that Platt was lashing them the whole time, and Uncle Abram, with an appearance of honesty peculiar to himself.

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