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#1486 hobglobin

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

so when no real hints are given I follow ameyas idea, for me it's horror and I start with Hanns Heinz Ewers' Alraune

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#1487 casandra

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

so it's back to DACH again? ...it could just be fantasy (minus the horror part)....Sommer-Bodenburg's The Little Vampire :lol:
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:11 PM

No to both guesses. If you keep guessing like that it will go on indefinitely and this will lead to nothing.
(And now I've already given two very good clues ! Posted Image )

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1489 casandra

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

:lol:...like our never-ending guesses to Ende's The Never-ending Story...very tricky, Tabs...
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:00 PM

Yes, and the "nothing" was a hint to the Nothing which is spreading in Fantastica (and which the quote was actually about).

Your turn again, Casandra ! Posted Image

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1491 casandra

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

yup, I remember the nothing....:).....this here is really easy...english, 20th century ( a lot of clues in the quote itself...:P)...

“To hell with the truth! As the history of the world proves, the truth has no bearing on anything. It's irrelevant and immaterial, as the lawyers say. The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober."
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#1492 hobglobin

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:29 AM

Norman Mailer?

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#1493 casandra

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:43 AM

nope....a lot of cheap and booze philosophy in this work...:P
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:58 AM

Charles Bukowski?

the description would fit...Posted Image

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#1495 casandra

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:22 AM

yup, could be but nope....this work is full of the village drunks and losers....:D
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

Carson Mccullers? or an Irish dude? I don't rememebr any village drunks at the moment Posted Image

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#1497 casandra

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

nope...wrong country...and you shldn't wait for tomorrow...:lol:
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:33 PM

Jack London then?

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#1499 casandra

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:39 PM

nope...there's murder and suicide and over-all- a theme of failed hopes and desperation....and lots of booze....:lol:...
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#1500 hobglobin

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor? I'm still lost, there are so many stories using these themes Posted Image

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