「Old Article」一些抄录:名字的恐慌(书要对比着看)



“乔”,埃迪回答,“全名约瑟夫・E.奥哈尔” E是爱德华的缩写,老奥哈尔给埃迪取的名字就是爱德华,而且只叫他爱德华。



Stuart    My name is Stuart, and I remember everything.

Stuart’s my Christian name. My full name is Stuart Hughes. My full name: that’s all there is to it. No middle name. Hughes was the name of my parents, who were married for twenty-five years. They called me Stuart. I didn’t particularly like the name at first — I got called things like Stew and Stew-Pot at school — but I’ve got used to it. I can handle it. I can handle my handle.

Sorry, I’m not very good at jokes. People have told me that before. Anyway, Stuart Hughes — I think that’ll do for me. I don’t want to be called St John St John de Vere Knatchbull. My parents were called Hughes. They died, and now I’ve got their name. And when I die, I’ll still be called Stuart Hughes. There aren’t too many certainties in the great big world of ours, but that’s one of them.

Do you see the point I’m making? Sorry, absolutely no reason why you should. I’ve only just started. You scarcely know me. Let’s start again. Hullo, I’m Stuart Hughes, nice to meet you. Shall we shake hands? Right, good. No, the point I’m trying to make is this: everyone else around here has changed their name. That’s quite a thought. It’s even a bit creepy.

Julian Barnes 「Talking It Over」


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