THE LOVE SONGS OF W.E.B. DU BOIS

W.E.B.杜波依斯的情歌

類別 : 文學小說
ISBN:978-0062942937
頁數 : 816
出版 : Harper, 2021 年 8 月 24 日
版本 : 精裝版
版權窗口 : 繁體博達代理Changchih / 简体版權已售Changchih

內容介紹

  • 榮獲2021年美國國家書評人協會獎(National Book Critics Circle Awards)虛構類大獎!
  • 名列歐普拉讀書俱樂部2021年推薦書單之一!
  • 榮登紐約時報暢銷榜!

 

「它如同史詩般……我被這個現代非裔美國人家庭故事深深吸引……它全然是美國歷史和現代的結合。我從未讀過像它這樣的東西,真的太讓我陶醉了!」——歐普拉·溫芙蕾(Oprah Gail Winfrey)

 

2020年入圍國家圖書獎的詩人歐諾瑞・F・傑佛斯(Honorée Fanonne Jeffers)帶著這部充滿力量小說,驚艷文壇!

 

記錄了一個美國家庭的尋根旅程,從幾個世紀前的奴隸歷史到美國內戰、再到現今這個仍舊動盪的時代。

 

偉大的美國社會學家W·E·B·杜波依斯(W. E. B. Du Bois)曾探討美國種族議題,並提出一個著名概念:「雙重意識」(Double Consciousness)。「雙重意識」用作形容美國黑人的身份意識,即黑人與美國人兩種身份,這是所有非裔美國人為了生存而擁有的課題。艾莉・珍珠・加菲(Ailey Pearl Garfield)從小就體認到杜波依斯的這番說法,她的名字便是以知名非裔美國編舞家艾文·艾利(Alvin Ailey)和曾祖母珍珠(Pearl)而來,珍珠是喬治亞州的奴隸後代。而艾利的名字,正是肩負著W·E·B·杜波依斯的提問。

 

艾莉在城市北部長大,但夏天則在喬治亞州度過,這裏是他們的祖先從非洲被奴役過來後的落腳處。自小,艾莉就為自己的身份認同而掙扎。為了找尋答案,他展開了一段尋根之旅,揭開美國南方過去幾代原住民、黑人和白人祖先之間令人震驚的過去。

 

這趟旅程有迫害、抵抗,既充滿束縛和殘忍,但訴說的,就是美國的故事……

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作者介紹

知名美國詩人和小說家,現任奧克拉荷馬大學教授。出版了五本詩集和一部小說。2020年的作品《菲麗絲時代》(The Age of Phillis)重新審視了美國詩人菲麗絲·惠特利(Phillis Wheatley Peters)的生平,此作品獲得了有色人種進步協會形象獎(NAACP Image Awards)的肯定並入圍美國國家圖書獎(the National Book Award for Poetry)和PEN / Voelcker詩歌獎。

書評

“Epic…. I was just enraptured by the lineage and the story of this modern African-American family…. A combination of historical and modern story—I’ve never read anything quite like it. It just consumed me.”-- Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Book Club Pick

 

“Whatever must be said to get you to heft this daunting debut novel by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, I’ll say, because The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois is the kind of book that comes around only once a decade. Yes, at roughly 800 pages, it is, indeed, a mountain to climb, but the journey is engrossing, and the view from the summit will transform your understanding of America. . . . With the depth of its intelligence and the breadth of its vision, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois is simply magnificent.” -- Ron Charles, Washington Post

 

“Triumphant. . . . Quite simply the best book that I have read in a very, very long time. . . . An epic tale of adventure that brings to mind characters you never forget: Meg Murry in A Wrinkle in Time, Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, Huckleberry Finn. . . . The historical archives of Black Americans are too often filled with broad outlines of what happened. . . . One of the many triumphs of Love Songs is how Jeffers transforms this large history into a story that feels specific and cinematic in the telling. . . . Just as Toni Morrison did in Beloved, Jeffers uses fiction to fill in the gaping blanks of those who have been rendered nameless and therefore storyless. . . . A sweeping, masterly debut.” -- Veronica Chambers, New York Times Book Review

 

“The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois is epic in its scope. [It] traces the story of a family, the town in Georgia where they come from, and their migration outward over generations. The word epic is overused these days, but this book was meant to be an epic and it is. . . . This is one of the most American books I have ever read. It’s a book about the United States. It’s a book about the legacy of slavery in this country. . . . And it’s also a book about traumas and loves that sustain over generations.” -- Noel King, NPR

 

“[An] ambitious début novel, by a noted poet. . . . Jeffers amasses details, richly rendering suffering and resistance.”  -- New Yorker

 

“A feat of beauty and breadth.” -- Time, 100 Must-Read Books of the Year

 

“This sweeping, brilliant and beautiful narrative is at once a love song to Black girlhood, family, history, joy, pain . . . and so much more. In Jeffers's deft hands, the story of race and love in America becomes the great American novel.” -- Jacqueline Woodson, author of Red at the Bone and Another Brooklyn

 

“Stunning.” -- People, Top 10 Books of the Year

 

“A sweeping matriarchal epic that leads readers through a majestic tour of race, family, and love in America, this striking debut novel by an award-winning poet is, indeed, the Great American Novel at its finest.” -- Joshunda Sanders, Boston Globe’s Best Books of the Year

 

“With The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, Jeffers has created an opus, an indelible entry to the canon of contemporary American literature and one of the foundational fictional texts of Black literature worthy of sitting alongside Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing.” -- Latria Graham, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

 

“Stupendously good. . . . Jeffers’ renditions of Black family traditions and the burden of respectability politics are spot-on, and made me wish the book was even longer.” -- Karen Grigsby Bates, NPR Best Books of the Year

得獎紀錄

Fiction Prize on National Book Critics Circle Award winners for 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021

AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION

FINALIST FOR THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION • A FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION • SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE • A NOMINEE FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD

A New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year • A Time Must-Read Book of the Year • A Washington Post 10 Best Books of the Year • A Oprah Daily Top 20 Books of the Year • A People 10 Best Books of the Year • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • A BookPage Best Fiction Book of the Year • A Booklist 10 Best First Novels of the Year • A Kirkus 100 Best Novels of the Year • An Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10 Best Southern Books of the Year • A Parade Pick • A Chicago Public Library Top 10 Best Books of the Year • A KCRW Top 10 Books of the Year

An Instant Washington Post, USA Today, and Indie Bestseller

An Indie Next Pick • A New York Times Book Everyone Will Be Talking About • A People 5 Best Books of the Summer • A Good Morning America 15 Summer Book Club Picks • An Essence Best Book of the Summer • A Washington Post 10 Books of the Month • A CNN Best Book of the Month • A Time 11 Best Books of the Month • A Ms. Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A BookPage Writer to Watch • A USA Today Book Not to Miss • A Chicago Tribune Summer Must-Read • An Observer Best Summer Book • A Millions Most Anticipated Book • A Ms. Book of the Month • A Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Pick • A BiblioLifestyle Most Anticipated Literary Book of the Summer • A Deep South Best Book of the Summer • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award 

The 2020 NAACP Image Award-winning poet makes her fiction debut with this National Book Award-longlisted, magisterial epic—an intimate yet sweeping novel with all the luminescence and force of Homegoing; Sing, Unburied, Sing; and The Water Dancer—that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial slave trade through the Civil War to our own tumultuous era. 

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