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臺北人

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  116 ratings  ·  4 reviews

The stories in this book appeared some thirty years ago over a period of time in the magazine Hsien-tai wen hsueh (Modern Literature), which Pai Hsien-yung, the author, and other young writers founded, edited and wrote for in Taiwan. Published in book form in 1971 under the title Taipei jen (Taipei People), the stories in this book quickly established Pai Hsien-yung as a w

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Paperback, 357 pages
Published February 20th 2006 by 爾雅出版社有限公司 (first published April 20th 1983)
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Eric Hinkle
3.5, maybe. Definitely an interesting, sometimes great book for those who like mundane stories consisting of a lot of dialogue (which I tend to like). Taipei People is a bit of an ironic title, because every single story revolves around people who emigrated from China as adults. The author himself only moved to Taiwan at the age of 10. His father was a KMT General, which perhaps accounts somewhat for Pai's decided focus on China (using flashbacks, history, and the characters' nostalgia), as well ...more
Simon_PBK
读毕白先勇先生的台北人,总是同时停留在其中的某些故事中,很多的角色总是让我们不能忘怀,无论是花桥荣记里面的桂林的教书先生,还是金大班最后一夜里,那个被爱情欺骗的小舞女,亦或是如血的杜鹃花里面的那个花匠。
这些人都有一个共同特点,人生至少有一部分时光是在大陆的某个角落度过的,现在来到台北,无论境遇如何多多少少的沉寂在故国的时光中,也许只是一条街道的名称都可以和故国取得某些联系,就像无数的夜晚总是喜欢重游故地,缅怀旧日。
同时这些人又有不同点,他们来自(在大陆时)不同地方,有北平,上海,也有湖南,桂林,职业也不尽相同,有学者,有小贩,有将领,有名媛太太,又有普通的工匠。
上述的特点就造成了小说在内在上被分割为两个时空的联系,一方面他们在台北的既成事实没办法改变,故国是无法归去,无论台北是多么的不同,却也生活了很多个时日,无论台北有多么的不同于原来,但他们却被称之为台北人。当然作者并不是仅仅停留在这个层次上。同样的还有对时光理想青春的留恋,比如有一篇中,主角的固故友的孩子出来,看到它的样子他不禁感慨长的相像,仿佛年轻了的故友,有如国葬中不停的对比老首长的青春中的峥嵘岁月和晚景凄凉,其实就是作者为那
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Vic
不是看过全书的 - 只是看过‘冬夜’的。难过, 感动的。
Petri
NIce book with short stories of people living in Taipei....remembering the good old days in China...
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Chinese name: 白先勇
Seen as a Taiwanese author, as he and his family resettled in Taiwan in 1952.
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