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#1576 hobglobin

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:05 PM

perhaps Pentamerone?
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

nope...:lol:
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

some more weird stuff from India such as Panchatantra? Not familiar at all with it...
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

:lol:...nope, but you are very close...you're really very smart dr H..a good thing we can't experiment on you...
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:12 PM

Is the spirit perhaps a Div or a Pari ? Could it be a zoroastrian work ?

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:34 PM

nope....not persian...you've got to look farther...:)
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:07 PM

so probably Indian (as hobglobin suggested above) or Chinese...
a demon from the Ramayana ?

Edited by Tabaluga, 11 May 2013 - 08:17 PM.

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.

 


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

the problem with these legends, myths and folktales from India and China is, that they're very large and a very confusing situation altogether, you have to study it more that just can read them... Posted Image
so my idea: Shan Hai Jing at least with unclear authorship (but this seems anyway a common issue with fairy tales Posted Image )
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

or the Sōushénjì, a Chinese compilation of legends concerning spirits and demons and thought to be compiled by Gan Bao ?

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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.

 


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:59 PM

ok..at least you both got the country but not the right dynasty...let's keep on going....:lol:
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:07 AM

Journey to the West (aka Monkey) is another idea, but I'm too lazy to look up the dynasty Posted Image
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:38 AM

Then I'll just go for two other works of the classical 4: Water Margin or Romance of the three kingdoms ?

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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.

 


#1588 casandra

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:42 AM

yup, it's one of the 4 great classics of Chinese literature but dr H is right- it's Journey To the West attributed to Wu Cheng'en, written during the Ming dynasty...it's based on historical texts..but I guess Wu was under the influence when he started adding the demons, animal spirits, ogres and other monsters....:lol:...your turn now, dr H...
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#1589 hobglobin

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

well I prefer Ming vases (has somebody one for an inexpensive price?) Posted Image
and a quote comes soon...
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#1590 hobglobin

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:17 AM

okay here it is:

He was a good friend to all, laughed when they planned their escapades, an unreserved and hearty laugh, as befitted an earnest youth who could yet understand frivolity and then, during the lunch hour, when he brought his notebook to the professor, he reported everything.

not English, 20th century and laptop is not a computer here Posted Image (I'm anyway not sure how reliable the translation is)
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.




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