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#2071 casandra

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

is it two guys liking each other? :D


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

lol...it's indeed two guys but they are not in love

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.

 


#2073 hobglobin

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

it's not the Chestnut Tree Cafe surely...


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#2074 Tabaluga

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:16 AM

no... but I cant deny that the location is of importance ;)

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 30 August 2013 - 01:36 AM

it sounds like it's set in paris or rome.

cafe culture.

its not something by f. scot fitzgerald or zelda fitzgerald?



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:20 AM

no, but your guess is very good...


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 30 August 2013 - 04:39 AM

So it is paris.

Is the author someone around at the time of the fitzgeralds?

Gertrude stein, per chance?



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:44 AM

Not Stein, but again you are very close smile.png


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.

 


#2079 hobglobin

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

Hemingway?


One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:10 AM

Yes. Which book (thats very easy now though wink.png ) ?


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.

 


#2081 hobglobin

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:24 AM

Paris. A Moveable Feast I'd say...

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:46 AM

Yes, in the scene from the quote Hemingway is sitting at a cafe table with Scott Fitzgerald.

 

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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.

 


#2083 hobglobin

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:47 PM

okay, it becomes more and more difficult to find something in english, even Project Gutenberg was down today

 

anyway here it is:

It only seems so.... We don’t exist, there’s nothing on earth, we don’t really live, it only seems that we live. Does it matter, anyway!

 

not English, and a play


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.


#2084 casandra

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

okay, it becomes more and more difficult to find something in english, even Project Gutenberg was down today

 

anyway here it is:

It only seems so.... We don’t exist, there’s nothing on earth, we don’t really live, it only seems that we live. Does it matter, anyway!

 

not English, and a play

Voltaire?


"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

#2085 hobglobin

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

not French


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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