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#2086 Tabaluga

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

The Three Sisters by Chekhov ?


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 31 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

or from Turgenev...you're very stingy with your clues, dr H....:P


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:34 PM

but tabs got it anyway right already...so i was not stingy enough tongue.png

it was the philosophical soldier Chebutikin (perhaps thinking he's a Voltaire wannabe wink.png ) when they talk about a duel....

anyway a famous play because of the nihilistic and sad atmosphere where frequently a "what does it matter" or "does it matter anyhow" is said.

 

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

Wow, it was actually the right guess ? I must admit I have not read it but first thing that came to my mind was that the quote is nihilistic, so I googled for nihilistic literature wink.png

 

And the next quote is coming tmr....too tired now 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.

 


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:07 AM

English, 19th century and very easy:

I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.

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 September 2013 - 03:51 AM

Oh come on, that's too easy...

dickens, the christmas carol.  rolleyes.gif one of the "scary" ghosts say that.ph34r.png

 

tabs, you should go again...


Edited by vetticus3, 02 September 2013 - 03:53 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:00 AM

It's the dead Jacob Marley who says that.
No you put the next quote v3, I'm on holiday anyway (a rare event ;)

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 03 September 2013 - 07:02 AM

holidays... lucky you.  I'm writing papers  sad.png

 

ok, so my quote:

Real love is to offer your life at the feet of another.

 

no clues yet...



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:44 AM

Nobody posted? Too lazy or too busy perhaps, but....I guess at least one clue is missing tongue.png

Anyway my first idea is Rosamunde Pilcher, no idea what she wrote but is was a lot about love stuff wink.png


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:30 AM

to give it hopefully some more class I change it to Nicholas Sparks, anyway it sounds like 19th century stuff too. But if it's really romance stuff it's not my cup of tea wink.png .


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

Ooooh...a love story.....is it originally english? My first guess-from Laura Esquivel? :lol:


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

I would not say that this is a romance story... unless you have rather serious mental health issues.

 

it is a fiction

set in the 1980s

i read the translation... so, not originally english.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:27 AM

Yves Navarre?
and not to forget Houellebecq...Les Particules Élémentaires


Edited by hobglobin, 05 September 2013 - 10:14 AM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:55 AM

still not a lot of clues....is it from one of Alejo Carpentier's books?


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

The book deals with the darker side of humanity.
It covers topics like school bullying, existential anxiety, murder, horror, and adults that hurt children.




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