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ABC asked in 文學及人文學歷史 · 9 years ago



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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    西線無戰事(All Quiet on the Western Front.)這個書名的意思

    《西線無戰事》(德語:Im Westen nichts Neues)是德國作家埃里希·瑪利亞·雷馬克(Erich Maria Remarque)描述第一次世界大戰的反戰小說。

    All Quiet on the Western Front describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front.

    The 1929 English translation by Arthur Wesley Wheen gives the title as All Quiet on the Western Front. The literal translation of "Im Westen nichts Neues" is "Nothing New in the West," with "West" being the Western Front; the phrase refers to the content of an official communiqué at the end of the novel.Brian Murdoch's 1993 translation would render the phrase as "there was nothing new to report on the Western Front" within the narrative. Explaining his retention of the original book-title, he says:Although it does not match the German exactly, Wheen's title has justly become part of the English language and is retained here with gratitude.The phrase "all quiet on the Western Front" has become a colloquial expression meaning stagnation, or lack of visible change, in any context.

    2012-12-01 18:13:14 補充:

    書名的意思:stagnation, or lack of visible change停滯,或缺乏顯著的變化

    Source(s): Wikipedia
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