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#1636 casandra

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:12 PM

from Saul Bellow?
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:11 AM

everything wrong so far, genre, country, time...

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

wrong time? well, between Conan Doyle and Saul Bellow- it just about covers the whole of the 20th century...:D
so not Scottish and Canadian American.....so let me make a wild guess- from one of JM Coetzee (at least to eliminate South Africa and Australia) :lol:
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

well Doyle is nearer for sure but mostly late 19th century IMO Posted Image and had at that time both countries literature worth mentioning? Posted Image

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

Doyle is nearer? very early 20th century then....and it's also the stream of consciousness style...so I'll throw in first the most obvious guess- from one of James Joyce' novels?
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:28 PM

yes a good and correct guess..but which text? Posted Image

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

ok..among his most famous ones- it can't be The Portrait and Ulysses- IIRC it's third person narrative and I don't remember anyone dying ...not Finnegan's Wake- more crazy style, no plot, no characterization..... so probably from one of the stories of The Dubliners?
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:48 PM

yes...your turn Mlle C

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

ok..this one's easy (as usual) 20th century, not english...

I believe the taste of a cigarette is more intense when it’s your last. The others, too, have a special taste of their own, but less intense. The last one gains flavor from the feeling of victory over oneself and the hope of an imminent future of strength and health.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:17 AM

No idea.... Zorba the Greek by Katzanzakis ?

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 21 May 2013 - 10:23 AM

I'd think it's some French work. Gide perhaps or Malraux...

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

nope, not from Zorba and definitely not French....Freud would have liked this work....:P
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

DACH ???

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 21 May 2013 - 11:52 AM

Got it - Zenos conscience by Svevo !!

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.

 


#1650 casandra

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

nope....Posted Image...this work was rejected by publishers in the author's country...

Got it - Zenos conscience by Svevo !!


omg....I was just replying with another hint Posted Image....and yup, it's La coscienza di Zeno but in English, it was originally entitled Confessions of Zeno....he has spent almost a lifetime of "last cigarettes"...

Edited by casandra, 21 May 2013 - 11:58 AM.

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