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#1876 Tabaluga

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:56 PM

Payback for the Thirteenth Tale ? Posted Image But come on, there are several (mostly DACH) books in this thread I actually never heard about before either...Posted Image

Paul Theroux ? Octave Mirbeau ?

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 28 June 2013 - 02:02 PM

not for that book, but for just replying to my guesses often with a plain "No"...Posted Image
and sorry again no...you have to think a bit broader than just travelogue, there are also several philosophical reflections and ideas about many academic topics.

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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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:59 PM

hm, could be Sartre 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.

 


#1879 hobglobin

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:29 AM

still wrong, the blue jeans generation doesn't seem to know this author...that's sad 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.


#1880 casandra

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:10 AM

:lol:..I got it dr H..but mainly bec of all your clues...it's from Levi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques....(blue jeans, morpho butterfly)...
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

yes finally...and yes and the Morpho was a clue for Brazil or neotropics (they only occur there), and yes blue jeans and sad = Tristes were other hints...
It's from the arrival on the Antilles when some of the group are arrested by police just because they are foreigners and finally set free as the economic importance of them (Europeans with money they could spend on whatever) seems more important than the fear of spies and traitors (its during the 30s if I remember right, when tourists were a rare event there).
your turn Mlle C

Edited by hobglobin, 29 June 2013 - 11:18 AM.

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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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

yes finally...and yes and the Morpho was a clue for Brazil or neotropics (they only occur there), and yes blue jeans and sad = Tristes were other hints...
It's from the arrival on the Antilles when some of the group are arrested by police just because they are foreigners and finally set free as the economic importance of them (Europeans with money they could spend on whatever) seems more important than the fear of spies and traitors (its during the 30s if I remember right, when tourists were a rare event there).
your turn Mlle C

yup..sad was also a very good clue...now I've to look for the hardest quote ever quoted here....:lol:
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:14 AM

tadaaaa....finally, the hardest quote ever quoted...:P english, 20th century....the publication itself was almost a saga..a bit controversial..inspired many artists (from various media)...:lol:

In the last analysis, magic, religion, and science are nothing but theories of thought; and as science has supplanted its predecessors, so it may hereafter be itself superseded by some more perfect hypothesis, perhaps by some totally different way of looking at the phenomena- of registering the shadows on the screen- of which we in this generation can form no idea. The advance of knowledge is an infinite progression towards a goal that forever recedes.
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#1884 Tabaluga

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:19 AM

Something by Carl Sagan - e.g. Cosmos ?

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 02 July 2013 - 10:03 AM

good guess but nope....the wrong science....you shld stay grounded..:P and it dealt more with mythology, folk tales, symbolism.....really rich...:D
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:34 AM

Richard Dawkins ?

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.

 


#1887 hobglobin

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

Margaret Mead?

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.


#1888 casandra

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:38 PM

no to both though Mead is a very close guess....not a lot of sexual/feminist content in this book though :P except for the premarital temple harlotry...
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#1889 Tabaluga

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:21 AM

Heinrich Schliemann on Troy ?

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.

 


#1890 hobglobin

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

But he wrote in german for sure...I only know Mead as an English ethnographer...and symbolism is art for me...it's confusing Posted Image
Though from Norway (but hopefully he wrote english books too): Thor Heyerdahl (The Kon-Tiki Expedition; Aku Aku etc)

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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