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#1666 hobglobin

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

yes I noticed it and have something in mind, wasn't it only one word and perhaps even with ! but I cannot recall it, and I'm too tired now anyway

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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#1667 Tabaluga

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

Hobglobin is on the right way now...

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.

 


#1668 hobglobin

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:00 AM

it still didn't came to my mind and for google I've not enough keywords 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.


#1669 Tabaluga

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

Well, that sentence with the good clue practically contained a part of the english title... The german title is different though, and is a closer translation of the original french title... In all cases there is indeed a "!" at the end.
Hope that helps... ;)

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.

 


#1670 hobglobin

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

Indignez-Vous by Stéphane Hessel? but then outrageous is not really fitting as clue...

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.


#1671 Tabaluga

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:02 PM

Yes, that's it. The English title is "Time for Outrage!", and the German title is "Empört euch!"
It is a 32-page political booklet calling for non-violent political resistance in light of the financial crisis, discrimination, social injustice the Palestine conflict etc.


Your turn then hobglobin !

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.

 


#1672 casandra

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

:P..yup...I know this book but haven't read this yet...and though dr H is nitpicking, there is certainly a difference between being outraged and being outrageous....:lol:
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

#1673 hobglobin

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

okay and I'm not nitpicking but just try to uphold the rights of the guesser Posted Image

this one is tricky and complicated, not english, 20 century, and a hot clue ex ante: Vienna related:

Its inhabitants are, for the most part, people whose hatred of their fellow human beings is as fierce as their longing for people, who want to be alone but need companionship for it.

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.


#1674 Tabaluga

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

OK, maybe the very good clue was not so very good after all Posted Image Was probably a bit confusing then...

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 23 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

sounds like a pessimistic description of planet earth with reference to Homo sapiens....

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.

 


#1676 hobglobin

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

it's not a dystopic novel or SciFi

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 24 May 2013 - 04:23 AM

The Castle by Kafka ?

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.

 


#1678 casandra

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

is it a "philosophical" travelogue like Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss....
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

#1679 hobglobin

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:04 AM

both wrong...it's really Vienna related, both the text and the author...nothing French or Czech

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.


#1680 Tabaluga

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

Stefan Zweig ?

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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