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Goodbye, Columbus  ONE の最後部分ですがイマイチ分かりにくい内容です。 We had to take about two too many steps to keep the approach from being awkward, but we pursued the impulse and kissed. I felt her hand on the back of my neck and so I tugged her towards me, too violently perhaps, and slid my own hands across the side of her body and around to her back. I felt the wet spots on her shoulder blades, and beneath them, I’m sure of it, a faint fluttering, as though something stirred so deep in her breasts, so far back, it could make itself felt through her shirt. It was like the fluttering of wings, tiny wings no bigger than her breasts. The smallness of the wings did not bother me—it would not take an eagle to carry me up those lousy 180 feet that make summer nights so much cooler in Short Hills than they are in Newark. I’m sure of it 以下の具体的なイメージが湧きません。抽象的な内容の様で長くて恐縮なんですが、具体的なイメージが湧くような日本語でザっと訳して頂けないでしょうか? I’m sure of it 以下で結構です。 so far back は、so far in her backの略でbackは背中の意味ですか?間違ってましたら正しい解釈を教えて下さい。 よろしくお願いします。


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  • SPS700
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1。訳  (僕は彼女の肩甲骨の間が濡れているのを感じた、その(=肩甲骨の)下で)彼女の乳房の奥深くで、何かが蠢めくような、微かな羽ばたきを確かに感じた。  それは彼女の乳房ほどの小さい翼の羽ばたきのようだった。その翼が小さいことは僕はかまわなかった  (海抜ゼロの暑苦しい)ニューワークに比べて、ショート・ヒルズの夏の夜を涼しくする忌々しい(標高)180フィートの高さに僕をあげるには鷲は要らない。 2。so far back は、so far in her backの略でbackは背中の意味ですか?  いえ「奥」(=表層の反対)で、so far in her backの略ではないと思います。しかし乳房の奥深く水平の奥は、結果的には「背中」と大して変わりません。 3。鷲は大きな鳥です。この夏の夜に僕を天にも上る気分にさせるには、ワシの巨大な羽ばたきは不必要で、たった180フィートなら「微かな羽ばたき」で十分だった、という意味でしょう。  



いつも回答ありがとうございます。 日本語に意訳してもらって漸くがっちりと把握出来る域に達しました。 何で突然、鷲が出て来るんだろうとその意味が分かりませんでしたが、彼女の小さな翼の羽ばたきと、鷲の大きな羽ばたきを、比喩的に対比しているのですね。私にとっての鷲は動物園で見る、いつも止まり木に静止している大きな鳥の1つに過ぎませんが、アメリカ人にとっては国章にもなってるように、大きく外に向かって羽ばたいて行く象徴的な素晴らしい鳥なんでしょうね。その素晴らしい鷲の羽ばたきすら必要としないほど彼女の小さい羽ばたきは素晴らしいと・・・こう読むと、なかなか味が出て来る表現ですね。 ありがとうございました。

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  • SPS700
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"私にとっての鷲は動物園で見る、いつも止まり木に静止している大きな鳥の1つに過ぎません"とおっしゃっていますが、     良弁(ろうべん)僧正、でお調べになると、日本の伝説にも人を運ぶワシの話が出てきます。


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  • cbm51901
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彼女の胸の奥で ー 彼女のシャツを通して感じ取ることが出来るほどとても奥深いところで ー 何かが揺れ動いたのか、かすかな鼓動を僕は確かに感じた。それはまるで、彼女の胸ほどの、小さな翼による羽ばたきのようだった。いくら翼が小さくても僕には気にならなかった。ショートヒルズの夏の夜にこれほど心地よい涼しさをもたらす、ニューアークとのしがない180フィートの標高差を舞い上がるために、鷲の翼は必要ないのだから。 so far back は「それほどまでにも(表面から)奥の方」という意味でしょう。 so far in her back とは違うと思います("back" は「背中」を指していません)。 私にとってこのパッセージの最も難解な部分は、 it would not take an eagle to carry me up those lousy 180 feet that make summer nights so much cooler in Short Hills than they are in Newark. のくだりです。 No.1 (SPS700) さんの解釈には成程なぁ、と思わず納得しましたが、ここは敢えてこの名答を読む前の、私独自の解釈を紹介させてください。 180 feet の標高差については、第一章の中盤で、 ...as though the 180 feet that the suburbs rose in altitude above Newark brought one closer to heaven,.. と、「...まるで天国に近付いたようだ...」と述べています。 それで、 「彼女のかすかな鼓動(小さな羽ばたき)」を感じたことが、まるで天国に上ったようだった、と比喩的に表現しているのかなぁ、と思ったわけです。 このように、読み方によっていろいろな解釈ができることも、文学の面白いところだと思います。



いつも回答ありがとうございます。 物理的なものの描写でも理解しにくいのに、無形のものを描写している英文は更に理解しにくいです。果たして自分の理解が正しいのかどうか、雲をつかむような感じです。 cbm51901さんは文学がお好きなようですね。別の機会でいいですから好きな作家があれば教えて下さい。その作家のどこが好きなのかも良かったら教えて下さいませんか。でも、私がその作家を読もうとするかどうかは、勿論私に決めさせて下さい。 ありがとうございました。


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