VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):前总统克林顿与知名作家合作出“白宫”小说
日期:2017-05-14 21:52

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听力文本

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Former United States president Bill Clinton is joining with American writer James Patterson to write a novel.
The book will be called The President is Missing. It is to be released in June 2018.
The new work will be an unusual joint project of publishers Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Company.
In a statement this week, the publishers called the book a combination of "intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power. It will be informed by details that only a president can know."
In the statement, Clinton said "working on a book about a sitting president -- drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works -- has been a lot of fun."
In a statement, Patterson called working with the former president "the highlight" of his career. He added "I'm a storyteller, and President Clinton's insight has allowed us to tell a really interesting one. It's a rare combination -- readers will be drawn to the suspense, of course, but they'll also be given an inside look into what it's like to be president."
Patterson has written a large number of best-selling novels with other people, including his son Jack.
Former presidents rarely write novels. But Jimmy Carter, who was president from 1977 to 1981, published the historical novel The Hornet's Nest in 2003.
And Margaret Truman, the daughter of former president Harry Truman, had a successful career as a writer. She wrote a series of mysteries. Her father served as president from 1945 to 1953.
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词汇解析

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1.intrigue n.阴谋

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...political intrigue.
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2.suspense n.悬念

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The suspense over the two remaining hostages ended last night when the police discovered the bullet ridden bodies.
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3.behind-the-scenes adj.幕后的

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A lot of that can and should be done with behind-the-scenes diplomacy.
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4.highlight n.亮点

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...a match that is likely to prove one of the highlights of the tournament.
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内容解析

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1. ...drawing on what I know about the job,

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draw on 利用

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It would draw on diverse experiences to address each of the major issues identified above.
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He drew on his experience as a yachtsman to make a documentary programme.
他利用当过游艇驾驶员的经历来制作纪录片2v%|_w|TfFbxM,Y6@EC

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2.In a statement, Patterson called working with the former president "the highlight" of his career.

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work with 与……工作/共事/合作

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As the leader of this office, she can work with everyone.
作为办公室的领导,她和每个人都合作得很好d9NZ.~R1Iz;aQ|GD!G

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I'd like to work with young people.
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参考译文

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美国前总统比尔 克林顿(Bill Clinton)将与美国作家詹姆斯 帕特森(James Patterson)联手写一部小说%KZ+K!CKS*Hzs~rVjRe3
该书名为《总统失踪了》(The President is Missing),预计2018年6月面世IPqXQh];=t(mf2
这部作品将罕见地由克诺夫出版集团(Alfred A. Knopf)和利特尔&布朗出版社(Little, Brown and Company)联合出版x=eOF^T@NUxt
在本周的声明中,这两家出版商表示,这本书集合了“阴谋、悬念、全球最高权力的幕后操纵ZwF]G&9RCLtTj0;)J。其中的种种细节非当过总统的人不知mRvYb&K*dSUT,K59。”

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在声明中,克林顿表示,“写这本书,谈谈我任职总统期间的所知所感——利用我对总统这一职位的感受,对白宫生活的了解,以及美国政府的工作方式——这非常有趣cYPp]UWUkK[。”
在一份声明中,作家帕特森表示,与克林顿这位前总统合作是自己事业里“浓墨重彩的一笔”wI.sIM]a-H|1wDqp!。帕特森还补充道,“我是一个作家,而克林顿先生的见地让我们作家能够讲出一个十分有趣的故事!U]q^SzO[tEZzb6#P^j。这是一种罕见的结合——读者将有机会领略到悬疑,当然,他们也将能够了解到当总统究竟是怎样的KaB_M%H3TPY0I。”
帕特森曾与人合作出过很多畅销小说,合作者里也包括他的儿子杰克XVyERv.[a_Q
美国的诸位前总统很少写小说C~x0!W^dEW.aZMgZlX。不过,1977-1981年期间在任的总统吉米 卡特(Jimmy Carter),他曾于2003年出版过历史小说《马蜂窝》(The Hornet's Nest)odLJMq)O%!A
此外,前总统杜鲁门之女玛格利特也是一位成功的作家SOP=Pd3((HZ6EPVH。玛格利特曾写过一系列充满迷幻色彩的作品Ln0fQ=HqR!。其父杜鲁门曾在1945年-1953年期间担任美国总统W-3AC-xE^k-6oDJtGPfC
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重点单词
  • highlightn. 加亮区,精彩部分,最重要的细节或事件,闪光点 vt
  • rareadj. 稀罕的,稀薄的,罕见的,珍贵的 adj. 煎得
  • tournamentn. 比赛,锦标赛,(中世纪的)骑士比武
  • intriguen. 阴谋,复杂的事,私通 vt. 欺骗,激起 ...
  • jointadj. 联合的,共同的,合资的,连带的 n. 关节,接
  • diverseadj. 不同的,多种多样的
  • diplomacyn. 外交
  • documentaryadj. 文献的 n. 纪录片
  • combinationn. 结合,联合,联合体
  • unusualadj. 不平常的,异常的