Ian McEwan (小說家)

“Imagining what it is like to be someone other than yourself is at the core of our humanity. It is the essence of compassion and the beginning of morality.”

— Ian McEwan, Novelist

「想像你自己以外的人是什麼情況,是人性的核心,那是同情心的本質與道德的開端。」– 伊恩.麥克伊溫 (小說家)

  • core (n.) 核心,最重要部分。humanity (n.) 人類,人性。例:The killings were a crime against humanity. (那場屠殺是對人類的罪行。) essence (n.) 本質,精髓。compassion (n.) 憐憫,同情。例:compassion for the poor (對窮人的同情)。
  • 伊恩.麥克伊溫 (1948-) 是英國知名小說家,曾獲得多項文學獎提名,其部分小說被改編成電影,包括《陌生人的慰藉》與《贖罪》,後者獲得第 65 屆金球獎劇情片最佳影片獎。


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