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James Dickey - Deliverance.pdf

James Dickey - Deliverance.pdf

上传者: slgfrank 2012-03-03 评分 0 0 0 0 0 0 暂无简介 简介 举报

简介:本文档为《James Dickey - Deliverancepdf》,可适用于人文社科领域,主题内容包含BEFOREItunrolledslowly,forcedtoshowitscolors,curlingandsnappingbackwheneve符等。

BEFOREItunrolledslowly,forcedtoshowitscolors,curlingandsnappingbackwheneveroneofusturnedlooseThewholelandwasverytenseuntilweputourfoursteinsonitscornersandlaidtheriverouttorunforusthroughthemountainsmilesnorthLewis'handtookapencilandmarkedoutasmallstrongXinaplacewheresomeofthegreenbledawayandthepaperchangedwithhighground,andbegantoworkdownstream,northeasttosouthwestthroughtheprintedwoodsIwatchedthehandratherthanthelocation,foritseemedtohavepowerovertheterrain,andwhenitstoppedforLewis'voicetoexplainsomething,itwasasthoughallstreamseverywherequitrunning,hangingsilentlywheretheyweretoletthepointbemadeThepencilturnedoverandpretendedtosketchinwiththeeraseranareathatmusthavebeenaroundfiftymileslong,throughwhichtheriverhookedandcramped"Whentheytakeanothersurveyandreworkthismap,"Lewissaid,"allthisinherewillbeblueThedamatAintryhasalreadybeenstarted,andwhenit'sfinishednextspringtheriverwillbackupfastThiswholevalleywillbeunderwaterButrightnowit'swildAndImeanwilditlookslikesomethingupinAlaskaWereallyoughttogouptherebeforetherealestatepeoplegetholdofitandmakeitoverintooneoftheirheavens"Ileanedforwardandconcentrateddownintotheinvisibleshapehehaddrawn,tryingtoseethechangesthatwouldcome,thenighttimerisingofdammedwaterbringinganewlakeupwithitschoicelots,itsmarinasandbeercans,andalsotryingtovisualizethelandasLewissaiditwasatthatmoment,unvisitedandfreeIbreathedinandoutonce,consciouslymybody,particularlythe第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网backandarms,feltreadyforsomethinglikethisIlookedaroundthebarandthenbackintothemap,pickinguptheriverwherewewouldenteritAlittlewaytothesouthwestthepaperblanched"Doesthismeanit'shigherhere"Iasked"Yes,"Lewissaid,lookingquicklyatmetoseeifIsawhewasbeingtolerantAh,he'sgoingtoturnthisintosomething,IthoughtAlessonAmoralAlifeprincipleAWay"Itmustrunthroughagorgeorsomething,"wasallhesaidthough"Butwecangetthroughthatinaday,easyAndthewatershouldbegood,inthatpartespecially"Ididn'thavemuchideawhatgoodmeantinthewayofriverwater,butforittoseemgoodtoLewisitwouldhavetomeetsomeverydefinitestandardsThewayhewentaboutthingswasstrictlyhisownthatwasmainlywhathelikedaboutdoingthemHelikedparticularlytotakesomeextremelyspecializedanddifficultformofsportusuallyonehecoulddobyhimselfandevolveapersonalapproachtoitwhichhecouldthenexpoundIhadbeenthroughthiswithhiminflycasting,inarcheryandweightliftingandspelunking,inallofwhichhehaddevelopedcompletemystiquesNowitwascanoeingIsettledbackandcameoutofthemapBobbyTrippewasthere,acrossfrommeHehadsmooththinhairandahighpinkcomplexionIknewhimleastwelloftheothersatthetable,butIlikedhimagooddeal,evensoHewaspleasantlycynicalandgavemetheimpressionthatbesharedsomekindofunderstandingwithmethatneitherofuswastotakeLewistooseriously"Theytellmethatthisisthekindofthingthatgetsholdofmiddleclasshouseholderseveryonceinawhile,"Bobbysaid"Butmostofthemjustliedowntillthefeelingpasses""Andwhenmostofthemliedownthey'reatWoodlawnbeforetheythinkaboutgettingup,"Lewissaid"It'stheoldideathatyou'regoingtogetyourselfinshape,oneofthesedays,justlikeyouwerewhenyouwereontheBteaminhighschoolandhadtodoallthosewindsprintsSomefewpeoplemayjog,onceinawhileButwhorunssprintsWhogoesdownrivers""Well,you'vegotachancetogodownone,"Lewissaid"Thechanceiscomingupthisweekend,ifyoucangetFridayoffEitherEdandIwillgo,orweallfourcangoButyouhavetoletmeknowrightnow,soIcangettheothercanoe"IlikedLewisIcouldfeelmyselfgettingcaughtupagaininhiscapriciousandtenaciousenthusiasmsthathadalreadytakenmebowhuntingandvarmintcallingwithhim,anddownintoasmall,miserablycoldcavewheretherewasonedead,crystallinefrogLewiswastheonlymanIknewwhocoulddowithhislifeexactlywhathewantedtoHetalkedcontinuouslyofresettlinginNewZealandorSouthAfricaorUruguay,buthehadtobeneartherentalpropertyhehadinherited,andIdidn'tmuchthinkhewouldeverleaveButinhismindhewasalwaysleaving,alwaysgoingsomewhere,alwaysdoingsomethingelseThesetechniquesandmystiqueshadbuiltupinhimsomethingthatimpressedmeagooddeal,evensoHewasnotonlyselfdeterminedhe第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网wasdeterminedHewasoneofthebesttournamentarchersinthestateand,evenattheageofthirtyeightornine,oneofthestrongestmenIhadevershakenhandswithHeliftedweightsandshotarrowseverydayinaspecialkindofalternatingrhythmandasaresultwassosteadythathecouldeasilyholdasixtypoundbowatfulldrawfortwentysecondsIoncesawhimkillaquailwithanaluminumtargetarrowatfortyyards,thearrowdivingintothebackfeathersatthelastpossibleinstantSoIusuallywentwithhimwheneverheaskedmeIhadabowthathehelpedmepickout,andafewtagsandoddsofsecondhandequipment,anditwasenjoyablewalkinginthewoodswithLewis,whentheweatherwasgood,asitusuallyisinourpartoftheSouthinhuntingseasonBecauseittookplaceinsuchpleasantcountry,andbecauseofLewis,IlikedfieldarcherywithitsfaintpromiseofonedaykillingadeerbetterthangolfButitwasreallyLewisHewastheonlymanIknewdeterminedtogetsomethingoutoflifewhohadboththemeansandthewilltodoit,anditinterestedmetoseehow,asanexperiment,thisturnedoutIwasnotmuchontheories,myselfButIhadagoodfeelingaboutthistripAftersomuchshootingatpaperimagesofdeer,itwasexcitingtothinkofencounteringarealone"How,exactly,dowegettotheriverinthefirstplace"DrewBallingerasked"There'salittlenothingtownuphere,justpastthehighground,"Lewissaid,"nameofOreeWecanputinthereandcomeoutinAintryacoupleofdayslaterIfwegetonthewaterlateFriday,wecanbebackherethemiddleofSundayafternoon,maybeintimeforthelasthalfoftheprogameonTV""There'sonethingthatbothersme,"Drewsaid"Wedon'treallyknowwhatwe'regettingintoThere'snotoneofusknowsadamnedthingaboutthewoods,oraboutriversThelastboatIwasinwasmyfatherinlaw'sChrisCraft,uponLakeBodieIcan'tevenrowaboatstraight,muchlesspaddlemyownoranybodyelse'scanoeWhatbusinesshaveIgotupthereinthosemountains""Listen,"Lewissaid,knockingontheairwithhisforeknuckle,"youllbeinmoredangeronthefourlanegoinghometonightthanyou'deverbeontheriverSomebodymightjumpthedividerWhoknows""Imean,"Bobbysaid,"thewholethingdoesseemkindofcrazy""Allright,"Lewissaid"LetmedemonstrateWhatareyougoingtobedoingthisafternoon""Well,"Bobbythoughtaminute"MostlikelyI'llseeacoupleofnewpeopleaboutmutualfundsIhavetodrawupsomepapersandgetthemnotarized""Howaboutyou,Drew""SeesomemoreroutesalesmenWe'remakingacoolercounttofigureoutwho'sdoingwhat,and第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网wherewe'refallingshortWe'retryingtofindwaystoupthecoldbottlesales,thesameasalwaysSometimesthey'reup,sometimesthey'redownRightnowthey'redown""Ed""Oh,"Isaid"TakesomephotographsforKittsTextileMillsKitt'nBritchesCutegirlinourbritchesstrokingherpussyArealcat,youunderstand""Toobad,"Lewissaid,andgrinned,althoughtalkaboutsexwasneversomethingbeseemedtoenjoyHehadmadehispointwithoutsayinganythingabouttheafternoonHelookedaroundthesuburbanbarandbroughthishandunderhischin,waitingfortheothertwotodecideIthoughtthattheyprobablywouldn'tgoTheyweredaytodayhappyenoughtheywerenotboredinthewayLewisandIwerebored,andBobby,particularly,seemedtoenjoythelifehewasinHecame,Ibelieve,fromsomeotherpartoftheSouth,maybeLouisiana,andsincehehadbeenaroundsinceIhadknownhim,anywayhadseemedtodowellHewasverysocialandwouldnothavebeendispleasedifsomeonehadcalledhimabornsalesmanHelikedpeople,besaid,andmostofthemlikedhimsomegenuinelyandsomemerelybecausehewasabachelorandagooddinnerorpartyguestHewasalwaysaroundEveryplaceIwentIsawhim,orcaughtaglimpseofhimgoingbyorleavingIfIwasatadrivingrangeorsupermarketIwouldbesuretoseehimwhenIthoughtbeforehandIwouldseehim,Iwould,and,ifIdidn't,I'dalsoseehimHewasapleasantsurfacehumanbeing,thoughIhadheardhimblowupatapartyonceandhadn'tforgottenitIstilldon'tknowwhatthecausewas,buthisfacechangedinadreadfulway,liketherageofaweakkingButthatwasonlyonceDrewBallingerwasastraightforwardquietfellowHewasdevotedtohisfamily,particularlytohislittleboyPope,whohadsomekindofrisenhornlikebloodblisteronhisforeheadthathiseyebrowgrewoutofandaroundinawaytomakeyourealizethetruehorrorsofbiologyHeworkedasasalessupervisorforabigsoftdrinkcompanyandhebelievedinitandthethingsitsaiditstoodforwithhisverysoulHekeptacopyofthecompanyhistoryonhislivingroomcoffeetableathome,andtheonlytimeIeversawhimgetmadwasoverarivalandnewercompany'ssalesclaimshavingtodowithitsdrink'sweightreducingproperties"Goddamnedliars,"hehadsaid"They'vegotjustasmanycaloriesaswehave,andwecanproveit"ButLewisandIweredifferent,andweredifferentfromeachotherIhadnothinglikehisdrive,orhisobsessionsLewiswantedtobeimmortalHehadeverythingthatlifecouldgive,andhecouldn'tmakeitworkAndhecouldn'tbeartogiveituporseeagetakeitawayfromhim,either,becauseinthemeantimehemightbeabletofindwhatitwashewanted,thethingthatmustbethere,andthatmustbesubjecttothewillHewasthekindofmanwhotriesbyanymeansweightlifting,diet,exercise,selfhelpmanualsfromtaxidermytomodernarttoholdontohisbodyandmindandimprovethem,toriseabovetimeAndyethewasalsothefirsttotakeachance,asthoughtheburdenofhisownlaboriousimmortalityweretooheavytobear,andhewantedtogetoutofitbymeansofanaccident,orwhatwouldappeartootherstobeanaccidentAyearortwobefore,hehadstumbledandcrawledforthreemilestogetoutofthewoodsand第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网backtohiscarandthendrivenithomeusingasticktoworkthegasbecausehisrightanklewassopainfullybrokenIvisitedhiminthehospitalmainlybecausehehadaskedmetogotothewoodswithhimandIhadn'tbeenabletogo,andIaskedhimhowhefelt"It'sluxury,"hesaid"ForawhileIdon'thavetoliftweights,orworkoutonthebag"IglancedoverathimHehadafacelikeahawk,butitwasaspecialkindofhawkInsteadofthefrontofhisheadseemingtobemadefromtoptobottom,hislookedlikeithadbeenpalmmoldedintoalongnosedshapefromthesidesHewasclayredandsandyhaired,withawhitishpatchbackuptowardthecrownofhishead,wheretheotherhairwasdarker"Wellwell,"hesaid"Whataboutit"IwasverygladIwasgoingWhileIthoughtaboutDrewandhiscoolercount,IbegantoseemyownafternoonThestudiolightscameonwithoutmywantingthemto,andIheardthecrackleofnewspapersundermyfeetIsawwhatthemodelwouldprobablylooklike,thoughIhadseenonlyaphotographofher,standinginthesecondrowofanearbysmalltownbeautycontestandringedbytheredpencilofThadEmerson,mypartnerHehadgottentogetherwithherbymeansofthenewspaperandthechamberofcommerceandtakenheruptoKittsMills,wherethey'dlikedherTheagencyKittsusedhadalsolikedherwellenough,thoughtotheaccountmanshehadn'tseemed"quiteprofessional,"andnowweweregoingtouseherShewouldbethehalfconventionallybeautifulfocusofathousanddecisionsandcompromisesthatwouldeventuallyendupinasmallcirculationtrademagazine,lookingmuchliketheotheradsinitIsawwhatshewouldbeandwhatwewoulddowithher,andthelayoutsIwouldmesswithforhours,andtheendlesshassleswiththeagency,thebilling,theparaphernaliaofbookkeepingandtherestofit,andIwasgladIwasgoingwithLewisInacuriousconnectionbetweenmytimewithLewisandmyordinarytime,Ilookeddownatthemapagain,butnowasthoughitwerealayoutItwascertainlynotmuchfromthestandpointofdesignThehighground,intanandanevenpalertoneofbrown,meanderedinandoutofvariousshadesandshapesofgreen,andtherewasnothingtocallyouorstopyouononeplaceortheotherYettheeyecouldnotleavethewholetherewasaharmonyofsomekindMaybe,Ithought,it'sbecausethistriestoshowwhatexistsAndalsobecauseitrepresentssomethingthatisgoingtochange,forgoodThere,nearmylefthand,anewcolor,ablue,wouldseepupwardintothepaper,andItriedtomovemymindthereandnowhereelseandimagineasingledetailthat,ifIdidn'tseeitthatweekend,Ineverwouldtriedtomakeoutadeer'seyeintheleaves,triedtopickupasinglestoneTheworldiseasilylost"I'llgo,"Drewsaid,"ifIcanbringaMartinalong""Sure,bringit,"Lewissaid"Itwouldbekindofgoodtohear,wayoffupinthere"Withouthavinganytalent,ashewouldbethefirsttotellyou,Drewplayedmightywell,throughsheerdevotionHehadbeenatitwithguitarandbanjomostlyguitarfortwelveyears,andwentinforallthereallyhardfingerpickingstuffReverendGaryDavis,DaveVanRonk,MerleTravis,DoeWatson第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网"I'vegotastoveinreconditionedMartinIpickedupfromsomeschoolkid,"Drewsaid"Don'tworry,Iwouldn'tbringmynumberone""OK,fellowprimitives,"Bobbysaid"ButIinsistonsomecreaturecomfortsNamelyliquor""Bringallyoulike,"Lewissaid"Infact,thesensationofgoingdownwhitewaterabouthalfdrunkisnottobemissed""Youtakingyourbow,Lewis"Iasked"Youknowit,"hesaid"Andifoneofusstabsadeerwecaneatthemeatandpackthehideandtheheadout,andI'llcurethehideandmountthehead""Atomicsurvivalstuff,eh"Bobbysaid"Thebestkind"Itsoundedfinetome,thoughIknewitwouldbepoaching,thisearlyinthefallButIalsoknewLewiswoulddowhathesaidtheseweresomeoftheotherthingshehadlearnedWaitressesinsheernettightsandcorsageskeptstaringdownintothemapItwastimetogoLewistookofftheweightoftwosteinsandthemapleaptshut"Canyougetyourcar,Drew"Lewisasked,aswestooduptogether"Sure,"hesaid"Oneof'em'smine,andmyboy'snotoldenoughtodriveit""EdandI'llmeetyouallearlyFriday,aroundsixthirty,whereWill'sFerryRoadrunsintothefourlane,atthebignewWill'sPlazaShoppingCenterI'llcallSamSteinhauserthiseveningandseewhatshapehiscanoe'sinMostoftheotherstuffI'vegotWeartennisshoesBringliquorandanopenmind"WewentIwaswalkinginthesunandthinkingIwasalittlelate,butitdidn'tmatterThadandIrananosweatshop,asThadoncesaidinaphrasethathewashappytoseegetaroundtownandgetbacktousinashorttimeWehadhadthestudioabouttenyears,havingboughtitfromthefellownowaboutseventywho'dfoundedit,andwhowasnowrealizingalifelongambitionofmakingdrawingsoftouristsinCuernavacaItwas,inaway,apleasuretoworkatEmersonGentry,atleastcomparedtothewaythingswereintheotherstudiosaroundtownThadhaddevelopedintoareasonablygoodbusinessman,andIwasbetterthanadequate,whenIworkedatit,asagraphicsconsultantanddirectorThestudiowasfullofgrayaffablemenwhohadtrieditinNewYorkandcomebackSouthtoliveanddieTheywerecompetent,thoughwedemandednoveryhigh第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网standardfromthem,andwhentheyweren'tworkingatlayoutsandpasteupstheywouldsittiltedbackfromthedrawingboardwiththeirhandsbehindtheirheads,gazingatwhateversamethingwasthereNowandthenwealsohadboysjustoutofartschoolor,rarely,engineeringschoolwhowouldhaveanamazinglygooddesignideaaboutonceoutofsixmonthsandtherestofthetimecomeupwithnothingbuttryingforitabsurditiesNoneoftheseworkedforusforverylongtheyeitherusedusforthepurposeofgettingsomeexperienceandthenmovedontobetterjobs,ortheydriftedthroughusbackoutintotheworldandtriedsomethingelseDuringthetimeThadandIhadhadtheshop,wehadalsohiredasmallnumberofpeoplewhobelievedthemselvesrealartistsandwerewillingtodowhattheyopenlyconsideredhackworkinordertodotheirownworkintheeveningsandonweekendsandholidaysThesewerethesaddestofall:sadderthantheexbombercopilotnowdrawinginsacksoffertilizersadderthantheyoungdesignschoolgraduatewhoseesthathemustleavethebusiness,becausehecan'tmoveupinitOnewasamiddleagedlocalfellowwhohungUtrilloprintsinhiscubicleandtriedtokeepuptheappearanceofbeinginakindoftemporarypositionorwaystationthatwouldrememberhimafterheleftButheneverwouldhaveleft,ifwehadkepthimonWhenwelethimout,hewenttoanotherstudioforawhileandthenjustdisappearedIneversawanyonesopassionatelyinterestedinartUnlikeLewis,hehadonlyoneinterest,andhebelievedhehadthetalenttobecomemorethanalocalartistforlocalartistsandSundaypaintershehadnothingbutcontemptandrefusedtogotoanyoftheirshowsHewasalwaystalkingaboutapplyingBraque'scollagetechniquestothelayoutsweweregettingreadyforfertilizertradebooksandwoodpulpprocessingplants,anditwasagreatrelieftomenottohavetolistentoanyofthatanymoreForwehadgrooved,modestly,asastudioIknewitandwasgladofitIhadnowishtosurpassourlimitations,ortoprovideahomeforgeniusesontheirwaytotheWhitneyortosuicideIknewthatourluckwasgoodandwouldprobablyholdthatoursuccesswasduemainlytothelackofgraphicsophisticationintheareaWhatwehad,wecouldhandle,andwewereinageneralbusinesssituationthatprovidedforeverybodyprettywell,eventhoseshadingdowntowardincompetence,solongastheywereearnestandontimeThelargeragenciesinthecityandtheloc

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