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  • AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

    天涧;

    An American Trageay 是美国著名作家德莱塞(Theodore Dreiser,1871—1945)1925年出版的长篇小说,被认为是德莱塞最好的作品。小说描写了20世纪初期,一个出身清贫的美国青年 Clyae Griffiths,浪迹纽约、芝加哥等大城市,在金钱与物质的诱惑之下走向堕落与毁灭的故事。作者认为 Clyde Griffiths 的毁灭是由于美国社会制度的不公造成的,他的悲剧也是美国社会的悲剧,所以小说起名《美国悲剧》。

    1994年02期 No.266 33-36页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 97K]

诗苑

  • America the Beautiful

    Katharine L.Bates;

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    1994年02期 No.266 2页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 352K]
  • Nairobi

    JOYCE CAROL OATES;侯毅凌;

    <正> EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON the man who had intro-duced himself as Oliver took Ginny to several shops on MadisonAvenue above 70th Street to buy her what he called an appropri-ate outfit.For an hour and forty-five minutes she modeledclothes,watching with critical interest her image in the three-way mirrors,unable to decide if this was one of her really good

    1994年02期 No.266 3-11页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 445K]
  • A Game of Catch

    Richard Wilbur;贺欧;

    <正> Monk and Glennie were playing catch on the side lawn of the fire-house when Scho caught sight of them.They were good at it,forseventh-graders,as anyone could see right away.Monk,wearinga catcher's mitt,would lean easily sidewise and back,with oneleg lifted and his throwing hand almost down to the grass,andthen lob the white ball straight up into the sunlight.Glennie

    1994年02期 No.266 12-16页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 125K]
  • Signs of Love

    Donna C.Moss;夷则;

    <正> Madeline was a serious girl of 18 when she began discussinglife with her grandmother,who was then 74.Her grandmotherhad very definite ideas about things.For example,her grand-mother knew what books and newspapers to read;and she knewwhat kind of jewels to wear with certain blouses.Mrs.Kohn's

    1994年02期 No.266 17-20页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 94K]
  • 告诉女人 我们要出去

    雷蒙·卡佛;简墨;

    <正> 比尔·詹米森和杰利·罗伯兹一向是最好的朋友。他们俩在离老集市地不远的南方区长大,一同念完了小学和初中,接着又一起去埃森豪威尔中学念高中。在学校里他俩一同捉弄老师,只要有可能,一个都不放过;他们换着穿对方的衬衣、毛衣和运动裤,还和同一些女孩子约会、胡搞——无论什么样的事发生都不足为怪。

    1994年02期 No.266 21-32页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 335K]
  • The Dream Factory

    <正> Hollywood,the American film city,a suburb of Los Ange-les,was founded in 1912,when a number of independent produc-ers headed west form New York.By 1913,Hollywood was estab-lished as the film makers factory and continued so for 40 years."Hollywood's own history resembles the plot of the classic

    1994年02期 No.266 36页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 19K]
  • I Have Nothing Left to Prove

    龚雁;

    <正> There was only one more thing for Michael Jordan to dowith basketball:put it down and walk away.This is howhe reached his decision.

    1994年02期 No.266 37-40页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 333K]
  • Column Debate:SURROGATE MOTHERS

    云芳;

    <正> Protect everyone's rights in surrogate motherhood A billboard that appeared in Texas recently read"Womb forRent."A Houston woman willing to bear a child for an infertilecouple was looking tO top the going surrogate rate of(?)10,000-(?)20,000,and newspapers refused her ads.

    1994年02期 No.266 41-42页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 58K]
  • Ban surrogate motherhood

    <正> Medical technology has not only increased the possibility fora woman to bear a child,but has led to methods whereby a couplecan make use of another woman's body to bear a child for them. Now,in many states it is even legal for fertile women to solic-it paying customers.A Houston billboard advertisement recently

    1994年02期 No.266 42-43页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 48K]
  • WHEN ARE THEIR BIRTHDAYS?

    <正> Susie and Catherine are cousins and both are brought up to tellthe truth at all times.However their parents allow them to tellone lie a year.That is,on their birthdays they can tell a lie aboutthe date of their birthday.Last year on Christmas Eve I askedthem:"When's your birthday?""Yesterday,"Susie told me.

    1994年02期 No.266 43页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 22K]
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE IN LAS VEGAS

    洪波;

    <正> At about 11:45 pm the neonlit strip is closed to traffic.Hun-dreds of people stream out of the bastions of fortune,into thestreet,and acknowledge the coming of the New Year.The casinosProvide all the trimmings—cardboard derbies and tiaras decoratedwith hot-pink feathers and glitter,horns,streamers and noise-makers.We're on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.

    1994年02期 No.266 44-48页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 150K]
  • Getting Close to Know Glenn Close

    滕纪萌;

    <正> AS SHE STRIDES IN-TO Pazzia,a fashionablerestaurant in Los Angeles,Glenn Close startles thecrowd.Her hair is croppedclose to the scalp in a severeJoan of Arc'do,and a care-ful look reveals more than afew flecks of gray mixed inwiththe blond.She cut herhair for Brooklyn Laundry,

    1994年02期 No.266 49-51页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 85K]
  • HILLARY CLINTON——The New First Lady of America

    章晓英;

    夫贵妻荣是中国的传统。其实美国也不例外。当今美国的第一夫人希拉里·克林顿虽然在进入白宫前已是位负有盛名的女律师,但随着其夫荣登总统宝座后,她的事业更是锦上添花。她被委以重任,负责公共医疗卫生事业的工作。她能胜任这项新工作吗?能象当律师那样干出另一番惊天动地的事业吗?她能扮演好既是女能人,又是贤妻良母的角色吗?

    1994年02期 No.266 52-54页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 95K]
  • ANSWERS TO THE BIRTHDAY PROBLEM

    <正> Susie's birthday is on Christmas Eve.Catherine's is on Christmas Day.Susie answered"yesterday"on both Christmas Eve and ChristmasDay.She could not have told the truth on both days,(Otherwiseher birthday falls on two different days.)and she could not havelied on both days.(She can only tell a lie on her birthday.)Thenif her first answer had been true,the second answer could not

    1994年02期 No.266 54页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 16K]
  • THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL GALA OF 1993

    英儿;

    新上任的美国总统克林顿在就职后举办了二战以来美国最大的、最破费的、时间最长的庆祝盛会。通过这次充满名星、流行音乐以及总统拥抱的晚会,克林顿想一扫遗风,给国人送去一股新鲜空气,给华盛顿带来一缕清新之风。在众人眼里,他是在轻松愉快的舞曲伴奏下,风度翩翩地坐上总统宝座的,可是他能以同样的风度稳坐其上吗?人们的这种担心似乎并不多余。

    1994年02期 No.266 55-56页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 55K]
  • Work in Corporate America

    何敏智;

    Russel Baker(1925—),美国专栏作家(columnist),曾获普利策奖(1979)。这篇短文以诙谐的笔触讽刺了当今美国白领阶层的工作十分抽象,令孩童难以理解。写字楼里人们成为整天处理各种文件(paper)这类废品(junk)的机器。他们的工作就是以不同的方式同这些文件打交道。难以说清他们整天在做什么。本文语言既朴实又幽默。

    1994年02期 No.266 57-59页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 79K]
  • Pockety Women Unite?

    Jane Myers;沈学文;

    <正> Pockets are what women need more of.The women's move-ment in the past decade has made giant strides in achievinggreater social justice for females,but there's a great deal of workyet to be done.And it can't be done without pockets. It has been commonly thought that men get the best jobs andmake the most money and don't have to wash the dinner dishes

    1994年02期 No.266 60-62页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 71K]
  • WHO WROTE America the Beautiful?

    萧枫;

    <正> An eerie quiet fell over the battlefield near the French city ofVerdun.It was November 11,1918,and the guns were abruptlysilent.Some of the soldiers sank to the ground;others stared intospace.Some began to shake.The war was finished,but mencould not take it in.On a little rise a group of American soldiersbegan singing softly.Hearing them,the others seemed to come

    1994年02期 No.266 65-66页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 44K]
  • GEORGE GERSHWIN(1898-1937)

    方渐;

    <正> Gershwin was one of America'smost popular and best-loved compo-sers.His many successful songs includeEmbraceable You and The Man I Love.He wrote the music for 30 musicalcomedies,for which his brother Irausually wrote the words.His bestknown musical shows are Lady Be Good(1924),Girl Crazy(1930),and the po-

    1994年02期 No.266 67-68页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 52K]
  • ROCKING THE COUNTRY

    炳和;

    本文介绍了当今美国最受欢迎的乡村音乐歌手 Garth Brooks。标题指的是他的演唱风格,以摇滚乐的唱法演唱乡村歌曲。

    1994年02期 No.266 69-72页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 95K]
  • A Dog's Eye View of Man

    JAMES THURBER;佚林;

    <正> If Man has benefited immeasurably by his association withthe dog,what,you may ask,has the dog got out of it?His scrollhas,of course,been heavily charged with punishments:he hasknown the muzzle,the leash,and the tether;he has suffered the in-dignities of the show benck,the tin can on the tail,the ribbon in thehair,his love life with the other sex of his species has been regulat-

    1994年02期 No.266 73-74页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 45K]
  • US INFO

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    1994年02期 No.266 74页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 15K]
  • Falling FOR FUN

    江云;

    <正> Would you pay lots of moneyto fall off a 120-foot high plat-form,held only by an elasticcord around your waist or an-kles?It may sound crazy,butlots of people do it.BungeeJumping,as it is called,is gain-ing as much popularity as it isgaining controversy and criti-cism.

    1994年02期 No.266 75-76页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 40K]
  • Car Rentals

    <正> Cars may easily be rented in nearly any American city,eitherat the airport or the major hotels or in car rental agencies.Creditcards,travelers checks or cash,as well as security payment areusually required.In certain agencies,an arrangement can be madewhereby the car may be returned in a different city.There maybe

    1994年02期 No.266 76页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 23K]
  • 名言录

    易草木;

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    1994年02期 No.266 77页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 13K]
  • The Best Kind of Love

    逸云;

    <正> I HAVE A FRIEND who is failing in love.She honestlyclaims the sky is bluer.Mozart moves her to tears.Shehas lost 15 pounds and looks like a cover girl."I'm young a-gain!"she shouts exuberantly,As my friend raves on about her new love,I've taken a good

    1994年02期 No.266 78-80页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 78K]
  • CAMPUS OMEDY

    耀华;

    <正> ONE OF MY most challenging courses at the University ofDenver was a business-law class in which the professor gave diffi-cult true/false tests.During one of the more exasperating exams,Inoticed another student flipping a coin.The professor approachedhim."Son,are you guessing on this test?"he asked. "No,sir,"replied the student.-I'm just checking my an-

    1994年02期 No.266 81-83页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 63K]
  • Life in Thase United States

    耀华;

    <正> MY SISTER decided to go to on a diet,and that first evening shephoned me.I could tell her mouth was full,so I asked her whatshe was eating. "A cupcake,"she mumbled."I just got on the scale,and itread 149 1/2 pounds.I decided that was no place to start a diet,soI'm rounding it off to 150."

    1994年02期 No.266 84-86页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 58K]
  • The Earth Poet

    Jesse Stuart;秋伯;

    <正> We lived by signs.WhenI was old enough to learn any-thing,I learned to respect thepeewees.My mother and fa-ther loved those birds.And.inthe little house where I lived until I was nine,a pair cameeach spring.My father used to

    1994年02期 No.266 87-90页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 84K]
  • SUCKER

    Carson McCullers;魏敏;

    <正> It was always like I had a room to myself.Sucker slept in mybed with me,but the room was mine,and I used it as Iwant-ed to.Whenever I'd bring friends back to my room,all I had todo was just glance at Sucker,and he'd leave.He never broughtkids back here.He's 12,four years younger than I am.He knewwithout me telling him that I didn't want kids that age medding

    1994年02期 No.266 91-96页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 126K]
  • 美国航空公司主干航线

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    1994年02期 No.266 96页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 11K]
  • Crossword Puzzle No 41

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    1994年02期 No.266 97+16页 [查看摘要][在线阅读][下载 34K]
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