French poet Baudelaire suicide letter fetches EURO234,000 at auction

经典名著《恶之花》作者的自杀遗书以23.4万欧元拍卖
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导读:近日,法国一家拍卖网站以高出估价三倍的价格拍卖了19世纪诗人夏尔·波德莱尔的自杀遗书。

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A letter by the French 19th-Century poet Charles Baudelaire announcing he would kill himself has sold at auction for EUR 234,000.

法国19世纪诗人夏尔·波德莱尔的一封宣布他将自杀的遗书在拍卖会上以234000欧元的价格出售。

The poet, who was 24 years old at the time, attempted to commit suicide on the same day - but survived.

当时这位24岁的诗人试图在写下遗书的当天自杀,但却活下来了。

The French auction website Osenat said the letter sold to a private buyer for three times the estimated price.

法国拍卖网站Osenat说,这封信以三倍于估价的价格卖给了一位私人买家。

In the letter, Baudelaire informed his mistress of his intention to take his own life. "By the time you receive this letter, I will be dead," it said.

在信中,波德莱尔告诉他的情妇他打算结束自己的生命。 “当你收到这封信时,我已经死了,”该信说。

"I am killing myself because I can no longer live, or bear the burden of falling asleep and waking up again."

“我要自杀,因为我无法再活下去,无法承受睡着之后重新醒来的重担。”

Baudelaire, who had money problems after squandering his inheritance, stabbed himself in the chest but suffered no serious injuries.

挥霍完遗产后,波德莱尔面临着金钱问题,之后他刺伤了自己的胸部,但伤得不重。

He lived for another 22 years, writing in that time the volume that established his reputation, Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil).

他其后又活了22年,写下了名声大噪的佳作《恶之花》。

His works influenced generations of French poets. He died racked by syphilis in 1867.

他的作品影响了几代法国诗人。他于1867年死于梅毒。

来源:BBC新闻爱语吧作者:sylvie

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