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#1891 casandra

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:51 AM

nope to both (though I had to google Heyerdahl :D)...and Mead's trilogy- esp the first one- Coming of Age...scandalised people when it first came out..she was maligned by many, actually a similar topic ("free" premarital sex) was discussed in this mystery book....ok next clue- it's written by a guy....but not just an ordinary guy...:lol:
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- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

#1892 hobglobin

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

darn my next guess was Mary Douglas as anthropologist,wring on human culture and symbolism...anyway my second idea then: Howard Carter or his boss George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon?? 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.


#1893 casandra

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

darn my next guess was Mary Douglas as anthropologist,wring on human culture and symbolism...anyway my second idea then: Howard Carter or his boss George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon?? Posted Image

:lol: you're gonna throw in all the anthropologists you know? And Carter's an egyptiologist...this yet to be unveiled author was not that specialised....
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

more clues please 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.


#1895 vetticus3

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:13 PM

is it that famous book by sir frazer?
i had to use bits of it for a history of medicine course...
science used to be magic/religion, which used to be primitive belief in the great unknown.
many people in class used to argue he was an appologist with no real worth in his arguments.
or its from my class reading list... which is back in oz...
i'll have to find a copy of it somewhere, because i can't remember any other classic books like that.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

So casandra... is vetticus right ?

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 06 July 2013 - 09:01 AM

I don't think so... but i can't find the reading list, and i don't know any other anthropologists..

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

sorry guys for being delinquent Posted Image and yup, V is right...it's a quote from Sir Frazer's The Golden Bough.....it was published in the late 19th century (a few volumes) and then the rest in the early 20th....I've the abridged version from 1922 which is still a tome...it's actually a very entertaining "tale" of man's journey from magic to religion to scientific thought.....full of facts and very detailed as well...

your turn again V...

Edited by casandra, 06 July 2013 - 12:25 PM.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:16 AM

seriously? he's the only anthropology guy i knew without using google. schweet. Posted Image
ok, so i'm in spain atm, and supposed to be prepping for a conference, submitting a paper, and entertaining my mum... so, i'll pick something easy.

from a classic children's book:
Just look at him! there he stands with his nasty hair and hands.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

Struwwelpeter by Hoffmann or Max and Moritz by Busch ? 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.

 


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:50 AM

woah, that was fast! it is der struwwelpeter by hoffman. or shockheaded peter, for the english version. it is a glorious musical too.
very impressed tabs.
your turn!

Edited by vetticus3, 08 July 2013 - 09:54 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

Horrible book (waaay to cruel for children, in my opinion) but fortunately I never had to read it Posted Image
But your quote was very straightforward indeed, the famous title image immediately came to my mind....and the rhyming, of course...

Now I've got to look for a quote....

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 08 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

just because all the children die (or most of them), isn't cruel. they shouldn't suck their thumbs, or play with matches, or cry over soup. Posted Image

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:18 AM

today all of them would get their daily Ritalin dose and all would be happy Posted Image (and the book unnecessary)

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.


#1905 Tabaluga

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:06 AM

OK, here it is. 21st century, english, controversial author and controversial book (actually I dislike both author and book, but came across it recently and thought it would make a nice quotation Posted Image )

On some days, conversation sparkled, particularly when a visitor brought new facts or gossip about friends from his European past. More often, however, Max found it more compelling to discuss a student's new girlfriend or who had beaten whom in tennis that afternoon. I was discovering that most high-powered minds do not daily generate new ideas.

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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