外语教育网
您的位置:外语教育网 > 英语影音 > 时尚连线 正文
  • 站内搜索:

Harry Potter may die, author hints

2006-06-29 15:25中国日报网站

  下面这则新闻可能会令《哈》迷伤心万分,哈里·波特的故事将在《哈利·波特》系列故事第七部中终结,而且,哈利·波特可能会在故事结束时死去。据外电报道,《哈利·波特》小说作者罗琳表示:书中的三名主人公有一人已幸免于难,但另外两位将会死去。“虽然罗琳没有说出这两位将要死去的人究竟是谁,但她随后的一句——”我从来不想在大结局时杀死哈利“——令人深思,因为这将暗示,在本书结束时,广受大家热爱的哈利·波特可能会离开人间。

  Speaking on Monday evening, Joanne Kathleen Rowling, 40, said she was well on the way to finishing the eagerly-awaited seventh Potter book.

  "I wrote the final chapter in something like 1990, so I've known exactly how the series is going to end," she told a chat show on Channel 4 television.

  "The final chapter is hidden away although it's now changed very slightly. One character got a reprieve. But I have to say two die that I didn't intend to die," Rowling said.

  "A price has to be paid, we are dealing with pure evil here. They don't target extras, do they? They go for the main characters —— well, I do."

  Asked whether one of the casualties would be Potter himself, Rowling said she had never been tempted to kill off the magician before the finale.

  At the same time, she added: "I can completely understand, however, the mentality of an author who thinks, 'Well I'm gonna kill them off because that means there can be no non-author written sequels. So it will end with me and after I'm dead and gone they won't be able to bring back the character' ."

  The author said she did not want to commit herself either way on Potter's fate, telling interviewers Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan: "I don't want the hate mail, apart from anything else."

  Rowling, who shot to fame from humble roots, also revealed that she still writes in cafes and based the character of Potter's good friend Hermione on a combination of herself and her sister when they were young.

  As for the future after Potter, Rowling said: "I don't think I'm ever going to have anything like Harry again. You just get one like Harry."

  The first six books in the series have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide and been translated into 63 languages.

  The first four have also been made into blockbuster movies.

  The seventh novel is reportedly due to be published next year at the earliest.

  (Agencies)

  Vocabulary:

  chat show:(电视或广播电台的)访谈节目

  casualty: 人员伤亡

  'Well I'm gonna kill them …… back the character': 这句话道出了“为什么小说作者往往让成功系列故事主人公死去”的原因:我将杀死他们(小说的主人公),这样就不会有另外的作者写续集了。小说将与我一起终结,在我死后小说人物不会再回来了。

相关热词:时尚 连线
考试英语系列辅导课程
周 涵著名职称英语辅导专家,十余年职称英语教学实践……详情>>
周涵:职称英语辅导名师
赵文通资深学位英语辅导专家,深谙命题方向及重点、难点……详情>>
赵文通:学位英语考试辅导名师
冉继军北京大学博士,知名高校教师,雅思权威辅导专家……详情>>
冉继军:雅思考试辅导名师

  1、凡本网注明 “来源:外语教育网”的所有作品,版权均属外语教育网所有,未经本网授权不得转载、链接、转贴或以其他方式使用;已经本网授权的,应在授权范围内使用,且必须注明“来源:外语教育网”。违反上述声明者,本网将追究其法律责任。
  2、本网部分资料为网上搜集转载,均尽力标明作者和出处。对于本网刊载作品涉及版权等问题的,请作者与本网站联系,本网站核实确认后会尽快予以处理。本网转载之作品,并不意味着认同该作品的观点或真实性。如其他媒体、网站或个人转载使用,请与著作权人联系,并自负法律责任。
  3、联系方式
  编辑信箱:for68@cdeledu.com
  电话:010-82319999-2371