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#1501 casandra

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

oh but this author has more awards than Edwin O Connor....he's a kind of yank trailblazer....:D
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#1502 hobglobin

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck ? No idea what a trailblazer is Posted Image
another perhaps better idea is The Long Goodbye by Chandler...though it's not in a village, but not sure...anyway boozing, murder and suicide, and stuff is part of the story.

Edited by hobglobin, 30 April 2013 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:01 PM

hmmm.... i really don't know what to guess. No idea 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.

 


#1504 casandra

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

well, the village is not exactly a village and definitely not Steinbeck or Chandler....wrong literary genre....:)
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#1505 Adrian K

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:09 AM

I don't understand what the quote means ... lolx... my search engine didn't explain it to me Posted Image
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

..."best of our knowledge, as far as we know this had never been reported before, though I can't possible read all the published journals on earth, but by perform thorough search in google, the keywords did not match any documents"...

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#1506 hobglobin

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:12 AM

so it's again one of the very easy quotes from Mlle C nobody else has heard of Posted Image
my last try is David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest
it's "tomorrow", and all the booze (though not a main topic if I remember right), killing and self-killing is part of the story and a completely different genre, only the author's awards and weird villages (or not?) do not fit, but what the heck Posted Image

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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That is....if she posts at all.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

Still don't know what to guess but anyway welcome to the literature quote, Adrian K!

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.

 


#1508 casandra

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:51 PM

your guess is very cold dr H (that's another clue btw) and I'm still waiting....
welcome to the lit thread, Adrian (you don't need to completely understand the quite but just take a wild stab at guessing the title and the author who worte it.....but no copypasting... :P
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#1509 hobglobin

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:17 AM

you have to give more clues, Mlle C...I've no idea

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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That is....if she posts at all.


#1510 casandra

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:49 AM

but I gave you pretty good ones- you've got the wrong genre.....the author is one of the very few who won both top prizes in literature...and the main theme of this work- pipe dreams...:D
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#1511 hobglobin

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:58 AM

William Faulkner or Sinclair Lewis?
and as addendum: Eugene O’Neill, "The Iceman Cometh" as a chance find...didn't read it

Edited by hobglobin, 02 May 2013 - 10:28 AM.

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That is....if she posts at all.


#1512 casandra

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

omg...finally...it's from O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh...he won 4 Pulitzer Prizes (but not for this work) and the Nobel....and yup, Tomorrow is the nickname of one of the characters- a brit journalist who dreams of getting his job back tomorrow...and The Village is actually- the Greenwich Village- the setting of this play- a bar full of down on their lucks drunk people and "losers" Posted Image now you understand why your guesses were so "cold"...

Edited by casandra, 02 May 2013 - 11:33 AM.

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#1513 hobglobin

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

I still wonder what an Iceman Cometh is Posted Image
anyway here's a new one, really difficult and misleading (a fair warning Posted Image ), CAB and 20th century

Then a strange blight crept over the area and everything began to change. Some evil spell had settled on the community: mysterious maladies swept the flocks of chickens; the cattle and sheep sickened and died. Everywhere was a shadow of death. The farmers spoke of much illness among their families.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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That is....if she posts at all.


#1514 casandra

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

well, the origin of this title is a bit more complicated...it's taken from one of the gospel's passages- behold, the bridegroom cometh, an allusion to the coming of Christ....but in O'Neill's work he replaced it with the Iceman....which is actually referring to a recurring joke about the salesman (one of the chief protagonists) wife supposed adultery with the iceman (while he's out working :lol:)....the adultery didn't happen but death did (he killed her)...:P

and your quote sounds so dystopic......
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#1515 hobglobin

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

yes sounds kind of dystopic, but it's not a dystopia Posted Image

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.





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