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trooper

Is it online? If so, could you post a link?

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xuechengfeng

my apologies, i can't find an online version of it. I'm reading it for a college course and it can be found (along w/a lot of other great stories) in the Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature.

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skylee

Here you can find a list of 郁達夫's work.

Here is the short story 沉淪 in simplified Chinese.

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Meng Lelan

Wow look at the size of the book. Over 700 pages or something like that?? Howard Goldblatt really is a blast of a translator. Is this a textbook or what, I've never seen it. Thanks for that link, ekops108.

xuechengfeng are you reading this for a course and where?

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gato

Not sure if xuefengcheng is still reading, since this is a thead started 5 years ago.

By the way, we read a story by Yu Dafu a couple of years ago as a story of the month:

http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/14958-short-story-by-%e9%83%81%e8%be%be%e5%a4%ab-yu-dafu-%e6%98%a5%e9%a3%8e%e6%b2%89%e9%86%89%e7%9a%84%e6%99%9a%e4%b8%8a-spring-night

Short Story by 郁达夫 (Yu Dafu) - 春风沉醉的晚上 (Spring Night)

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ekops108

well. I am reading "sinking" for my classes. I need everything about that story. not so easy to find something good.at least i can find good information about Yu Dafu.

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studentyoung
not so easy to find something good

It’s full of refined feelings in the story.

He feels lonely, but he doesn’t know how to express his feelings to others, for his sentiment as a student from a developing country in a developed one.

He’s longing for love & sex with his pure, blue and poetic heart, which he is too shy to declare and tries so hard to constrain, but the reality only gives him frustration.

He thinks that he’s sinking in lewd ideas. However, he’s sinking in loneliness, in my opinion.

呵呵,《沉沦》的男主角可真是个色狼啊。不过这年头,这种纯情又闷骚的色狼还真不多见啊。噗嗤噗嗤。:mrgreen:

Cheers!

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Meng Lelan

hmm this might be a good one for the short story of the month. Thanks for "reviving" this thread, all of you.

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studentyoung
他的20岁的8月29日的晚上,他一个人从东京的中央车站乘了夜行车到N市去。  那一天大约刚是旧历的初三四的样子,同天鹅绒似的又蓝又紫的天空 里,洒满了一天星斗。半痕新月,斜挂在西天角上,却似仙女的蛾眉,未加翠黛的样子。他一个人靠着了三等车的车窗,默默的在那里数窗外人家 的灯火。火车在暗黑的夜气中间,一程一程地进去,那大都市的星星灯火,也一点一点的朦胧起来,他的胸中忽然生了万千哀感,他的眼睛里就忽然觉得热起来了。

静夜乘车走异乡,

Leaving for a strange place on a coach at a quiet night

愁肠冷月倍感伤。

Pent-up feelings under the cold moon are particularly melancholy

灯火不解离人怨,

Lights far away from windows can’t understand a passing traveler’s sentiment

星星点点助泪长。

Flashing and dimming, they drag his tears out of his eyes.

(by studentyoung on Jun, 13, 2009)

《风入松•郁达夫<沉沦>的故事梗概》by studentyoung on Jun. 19,2009

酒载江湖若许年,

往事幻如烟。

东瀛游学原旧梦,

辗转过,

寂寞难遣。

朱颜雪脯着意,

燕馆秦楼留连。

猿心马意色难耐,

虎胆龙威欠。

强镇定风流去,

搏他个,

醉倒花间。

天明宿酒半醒,

春钱少玉人嫌。

这首《风入松》是看完《沉沦》后补的,本是开玩笑的,我就不打算另发贴了。再说,我这么写,看不懂的,还只当我要诲淫诲盗的呢,呵呵。想来郁公于九泉之下,不会怪我开了他的玩笑吧——但愿如此吧,实在不行,等我见了马克思,让郁公当着马老的面,把我克一顿吧。呵呵。

百度

Cheers!

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