The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp by W. H. Davies (1871–1940) 這本書林語堂先生介紹過. 是否為林先生所譯則待進一步確認.
The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp is an autobiography published in 1908 by the Welsh poet and writer W. H. Davies (1871–1940). A large part of the book's subject matter describes the way of life of the tramp in United Kingdom, Canada and the United States in the final decade of the 19th century.
George Bernard Shaw
had become interested in Davies, a literary unknown at the time, and
had agreed to write a preface for the book, largely through the
concerted efforts of his wife Charlotte. It was only because of Shaw
that Davies' contract with the publishers was re-written to allow the
author to retain the serial rights, all rights after three years,
royalties of fifteen per cent of selling price and a non-returnable
advance of twenty five pounds. Davies was also to be given a say on the
style of all illustrations, advertisement layouts and cover designs. The
original publisher, Duckworth and Sons,
refused to accept these demands and so the book was placed instead with
Fifield. Shaw was also instrumental in keeping the unusual title of the
book, of which Davies himself was unsure, and which later proved to be
controversial with some reviewers.
The book was the third published by Davies, having been preceded by The Soul's Destroyer (1905) and New Poems (1907). The 1920 edition of the book concludes with five poems selected by Davies from The Soul's Destroyer.