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#2191 casandra

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:41 AM

ppffttt.....do I detect a lot of envy here...losers......and I dont mind starting my own literary genre...:lol:..


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#2192 hobglobin

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

and here is a new one, finally:

 

 “Oh, you study?” she said, and they spoke for a moment more. They spoke slowly, with happiness, with friendship. Then the attitude of the young girl changed. It was less distant and less grave but at the same time more uneasy. Close at his side she trembled like a swallow which has alighted on the ground for a moment and already quivers in its’ desire to resume its’ flight.

 

20th century, not English


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.

#2193 Tabaluga

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:37 PM

What about The Great Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier ?


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.

 


#2194 hobglobin

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:43 AM

what made you think that?


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.

#2195 Tabaluga

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:25 AM

I thought about non-English 20th century books which might involve some sort of beginning and cautious romance. Incidentally I never read that book, but from what I know about it I thought it might fit.

Why, is it correct ? laugh.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.

 


#2196 hobglobin

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:30 AM

yes blink.png


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.

#2197 Tabaluga

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

Then that turned out to be a very lucky guess, and my habit of having read random Wikipedia articles now and then a very lucky habit biggrin.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.

 


#2198 hobglobin

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:18 PM

and did you realise that it's your turn then even with a lucky guess tongue.png


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.

#2199 Tabaluga

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:15 AM

Yes, I realised that biggrin.png

English, 21st century:

 

I feel like I owe him something, and I hate owing people. Maybe if I had thanked him at some point, I'd be feeling less conflicted now. I thought about it a couple of times, but the opportunity never seemed to present itself. And now it never will.


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.

 


#2200 casandra

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:09 AM

Could this be from Hosseini's The Kite Runner....there's some heavy bromance or male friendship and regrets there....:lol:..


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#2201 Tabaluga

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:32 AM

No, and the relationship reflected on here is girl-boy

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.

 


#2202 hobglobin

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:59 AM

english and a relationship, this encompasses 95 % of literature tongue.png
Ian McEwan's Atonement?


One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#2203 Tabaluga

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:27 AM

No.. and as a clue, you get another part of the paragraph quoted. There is just one sentence missing in between.

 

 

Exactly how am I supposed to work in a thank-you in there? Somehow it just won't seem sincere if I'm trying to slit his throat.


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.

 


#2204 hobglobin

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

opps I just googled the title when I search for a phrase of the sentence (which I still not really understand)...so I could write what it is as the second quote is just a clue wink.png , but I think it's better when I'm out now...tongue.png


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.

#2205 Tabaluga

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:08 AM

As you wish, but you can also write it if you want laugh.png And which sentence don't you understand ? The double use of "in" is a bit confusing, if that's what you meant, but you need to read it as "work in" and "in there".


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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