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解密文本:     《巴黎圣母院》   [法] 雨果  著         
 
Notre-Dame de Paris
par   Victor Hugo

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
by   Victor Hugo

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Preface

A few years ago, while visiting or, rather, rummaging about Notre-Dame, the author of this book found, in an obscure nook of one of the towers, the following word, engraved by hand upon the wall:—

~ἈNΆГKH~

These Greek capitals, black with age, and quite deeply graven in the stone, with I know not what signs peculiar to Gothic caligraphy imprinted upon their forms and upon their attitudes, as though with the purpose of revealing that it had been a hand of the Middle Ages which had inscribed them there, and especially the fatal and melancholy meaning contained in them, struck the author deeply.

He questioned himself; he sought to divine who could have been that soul in torment which had not been willing to quit this world without leaving this stigma of crime or unhappiness upon the brow of the ancient church.

Afterwards, the wall was whitewashed or scraped down, I know not which, and the inscription disappeared. For it is thus that people have been in the habit of proceeding with the marvellous churches of the Middle Ages for the last two hundred years. Mutilations come to them from every quarter, from within as well as from without. The priest whitewashes them, the archdeacon scrapes them down; then the populace arrives and demolishes them.

Thus, with the exception of the fragile memory which the author of this book here consecrates to it, there remains to-day nothing whatever of the mysterious word engraved within the gloomy tower of Notre-Dame,—nothing of the destiny which it so sadly summed up. The man who wrote that word upon the wall disappeared from the midst of the generations of man many centuries ago; the word, in its turn, has been effaced from the wall of the church; the church will, perhaps, itself soon disappear from the face of the earth.

It is upon this word that this book is founded.

                                February, 1831.

 


数年前,本书作者参观——毋宁说是搜索——圣母院时,在一座尖顶钟楼的阴暗角落里,发现墙上有个手刻的字:

~ἈNΆГKH~

这几个大写的希腊字母,经岁月侵蚀,黑黝黝的,深深凹陷在石头里面,观其字形和笔势,呈现峨特字体的特征,仿佛是为了显示这些字母系出自中世纪某个人的手迹,这些难以描状的符号,尤其所蕴藏的宿命和悲惨的意义,深深震撼了作者的心灵。

作者左思右想,这苦难的灵魂是谁,非把这罪恶的烙印,或者说这灾难的烙印留在这古老教堂的额头上不可,否则就不肯离开这尘世。

自从作者参观以后,那面墙壁经过了粉刷和刮磨(不知二者当中是哪一种造成的),字迹也就泯灭了。近两百年来,一座座巧夺天工的中世纪教堂,就是这样被糟蹋的,里里外外,受到来自四面八方的破坏。教士随便涂刷,建筑师任意刮擦,然后民众突如其来,把整座教堂夷为平地。

这样,除了本书作者在此略表缅怀之外,那刻在圣母院阴暗钟楼上的神秘字迹,如今已荡然无存了,其催人泪下所概括的那不为人知的命运,也烟消云散了。在这墙上写下这个字的人,几个世纪前便从人间消失了,这个字也从教堂墙壁上消失了,也许亦即将从地面上消失了。

本书正是根据这个字写成的。

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