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くも本 (面白い絶版書の紹介)
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k_webmaster  投稿日 2009-4-11 0:10


『Web 英語青年』第1号で諏訪部浩一氏の「『マルタの鷹』講義」が始まるが、この本の著作権がまだ切れていないので全文へのリンクを貼ることはできない。だが、『マルタの鷹』映画版(1941年)の予告編は Internet Archive で見られる。これから諏訪部氏と一緒に本を読もうと思う方は、まずその予告編を見たらいかがでしょうか。




Come closer. I want to talk to you. I'm going to tell you an astounding story, the story of the Maltese Falcon. For six hundred years, the Falcon has carried the mystery of fabulous wealth under its grotesque wings. I could you tell a thousand tales of the men and women who have hunted this evil bird. But every story has the same ending: murder! Listen to these incredible people, all consumed by their passionate greed for the Maltese Falcon.

"What have you ever given me beside money? Have you ever given me any of your confidence, any of the truth? Haven't you tried to buy my loyalty with money and nothing else?"
"What else is there I can buy you with?"

"I don't care who loves who. I won't play the sap for you." [play the sap for you = あなたのカモになる]

"I haven't lived a good life. I've been bad, worse than you can know."

We were talking about a lot more money than this."
"There are more of us to be taken care of now."
"That may be, but I've got the Falcon."
"You may have the Falcon, but we certainly have you."

"I've taken all the riding from you I'm going to take. Get up and shoot it out." [riding = いじめ]

"Stop it! The police are going to be here any minute. Now talk!"
"Oh, how can you accuse me of such a terrible...."
"This isn't the time for that schoolgirl act. We're both of us sitting under the gallows."