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#691 bob1

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:32 PM

A la recherche du temps perdu (spelling?) Proust?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:15 AM

Ack! A French author....Errmm
Emile Zola? Germinal perhaps. Sounds cheery enough to be otherwise its almost Dickension in it's misery
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:38 AM

novels about alcohol drinking ? Famous literature for Mlle C Posted Image
my guesses are then:
„Lendemain“ by Charles Cros or „Comédie de la Soif“ by Arthur Rimbaud or "A Queer Night in Paris" by Guy de Maupassant

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 12 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

novels about alcohol drinking ? Famous literature for Mlle C Posted Image
my guesses are then:
„Lendemain“ by Charles Cros or „Comédie de la Soif“ by Arthur Rimbaud or "A Queer Night in Paris" by Guy de Maupassant

ok....this is like a blast from the past for me...Lendemain is actually a poem...and absinthe is mentioned a few times...de Maupassant's Queer Night is the same- about absinthe...Rimbaud's I don't know..I guess about absinthe again? so the answer is no, no, no...:lol:...
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:32 AM

ok....this is like a blast from the past for me...Lendemain is actually a poem...and absinthe is mentioned a few times...de Maupassant's Queer Night is the same- about absinthe...Rimbaud's I don't know..I guess about absinthe again? so the answer is no, no, no...Posted Image...


then please: hints, hints, hints Posted Image
(and don't forget the other guesses above)

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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That is....if she posts at all.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

Ack! A French author....Errmm
Emile Zola? Germinal perhaps. Sounds cheery enough to be otherwise its almost Dickension in it's misery


ooops...sorry.....overlooked this one and yup, Lost got the author but it's not Germinal.....nobody does french misery better than Zola... but sometimes one gets really lucky...:lol:...
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Nana? At least she dies and a drunk father too 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.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

Nana? At least she dies and a drunk father too Posted Image

a very good guess dr H but she dies from smallpox and she was not alcoholic.....you went beyond...:lol:
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:42 AM


Nana? At least she dies and a drunk father too Posted Image

a very good guess dr H but she dies from smallpox and she was not alcoholic.....you went beyond...Posted Image

then only L'Assommoir is possible (never heard of that title)...anyway please Lost post a quote Posted Image

Edited by hobglobin, 12 February 2013 - 11:42 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 12 February 2013 - 12:58 PM



Nana? At least she dies and a drunk father too Posted Image

a very good guess dr H but she dies from smallpox and she was not alcoholic.....you went beyond...Posted Image

then only L'Assommoir is possible (never heard of that title)...anyway please Lost post a quote Posted Image

yup...this is the one...
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:14 AM

Me for a quote....ok, try this, bit of a change from the last one

'But not she. Her eternity is an article of her faith. Great wars and disasters can ebb and flow, races rise and fall, empires wither with suffering and death, but these are superficialities: she, woman, is perpetual, essential; she will go on for ever.”

2oth century
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

no idea really...as there are so many shes I guess "She" by Rider Haggard

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

Oooh nice...but no, too early
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

no idea.... can you give us some clues ? 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.

 


#705 hobglobin

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

yes some clues. it sounds not as if I could have read this ever 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.





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