Deleuze 04 德勒茲

Deleuze04 德勒茲

Love Is For Other People 愛是為了別人

By James Brusseau

Translated by Springhero 雄伯

32hsiung@pchome.com.tw

 

    How does the forgetting Eberhardt invokes succeed? Or, to pose the same question indirectly and within the confines of her short story, there is still a woman with each scar, who is she? A biographer would answer by examining the soldier’s bodily marks and tracing them to specific past conflicts and their causes. As Eberhardt writes it, however, each scar, when it slides from underneath a sleeve or flashes in the mirror, invokes a current self-glorification disjoined from the biographer’s subject.

 

      耶帛哈所招換的遺忘如何接續下去?或者,間接地在她的短篇小說裡提出相同的問題:每個疤痕依舊有個女人,她是誰?傳記家將會審察士兵的身體上的記號,追蹤到過去明確的衝突及原因,來回答這個問題。可是,如耶帛哈所寫,每個疤痕從袖底滑過,或從鏡中閃過,都招喚一種當下的自我滿足,跟傳記家的說法毫無相關。

 

 A new female occupies each of the scars, one composed of pride, not flesh, one discovered by an emotion, not an historian. Because the displacement and the soldier’s rough vanity require an unblemished forgetting, another production at first unrealated to the physical woman must stir up and remake the soldier’s past in accord with its omnipotent whim. The forgetting then sweeps over the scene as that production’s after-effect. The locus of Eberhardt’s churning production: the scar. The  medium: time.

 

一個新的女人佔據每個疤痕,每個疤痕都讓人以為自豪,但不是肉體方面,每個疤痕都有情感上的遺跡,但不是歷史學家說的那種。因為替代跟士兵的虛榮心要求無瑕疵地遺忘,起初跟具體女人無關的生產,一定會激發並重新鑄造士兵的過往,來對應它無所不能的幻想。這種遺忘橫掃過場景當著那種生產的過後影響。耶帛哈的攪動的生產軌跡就是疤痕。子午線的時間。

 

In Eberhardt’s time, wounds work forward instead of referring backward, they project themselves as soldier’s medals of bravado and female admirers. More than that, they become the bravado and the lovers. Each scar locates its own origin and cause by insisting it be understood as a badge worthy of pride and as memory worthy of sentiment. Each scar exclaims a meaning for now and only then for the past. The scar didn’t happen in the past, the scar made the past. It made the past in accord with its own story and without reference to the actual, physical women who so completely controlled the protagonist years ago.

 

在耶帛哈的時間裡,傷痕向前展望,而不是往後回顧,傷痕投射自己,當著士兵英勇及受到女性愛慕的勳章。不僅如此,每個疤痕成為英勇跟情人。每個疤痕都可找到起源位置及原因,堅持要受人瞭解為值得自豪的獎章及值得情感的記憶。每個疤痕都宣稱當下跟當時的意義。疤痕並不發生在過去,疤痕製造過去。疤痕使過去對應於它自己的故事,而沒有提到實際的具體女人,儘管這些女人好幾年前完全掌控主人翁的生命。

 

 

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