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#826 casandra

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

okay here's the next, I guess similar famous:

""Out for a walk?" Her round blue eyes opened toward me widely, blue windows leading inside; I penetrate there unhindered; there is nothing in there, I mean nothing foreign, nothing superfluous."

not english, 20th century

is it from du Marier's Rebecca?
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

not English 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.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

not English Posted Image

ppfftt........how about Breton"s Nadja?
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

no, not French...Posted Image
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

ok....hmmm....blue eyes...could be scandinavian? one of Hamsun's novels?
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

Not Hamsun, it's how he perceives her in one of their earlier meetings...
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

Not Hamsun, it's how he perceives her in one of their earlier meetings...

Genre? from Pasternak's Dr Zhivago?
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:12 AM

no, but the country sounds good, though not the genre...the eyes are btw an important clue to an important topic of the book Posted Image
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

hopefully it's not sci fi again...:P...another wild guess: Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita?
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

not Bulgakov but you come closer, it's not satire too but very serious Posted Image
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

not Bulgakov but you come closer, it's not satire too but very serious Posted Image

very serious eh? Ok, it has to be from one of Dostoevsky,s novels probably with a young and beautiful female protagonist- Poor Folk of White Nights?
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

again no Posted Image it's 20th century as I mentioned earlier..but his work influenced this one...and the book has some biblical similarities in composition and characters, but it's only a short novel (not a short story!)

Edited by hobglobin, 23 February 2013 - 12:00 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

again no Posted Image it's 20th century as I mentioned earlier..but his work influenced this one...and the book has some biblical similarities in composition and characters, but it's only a short novel (not a short story!)

:lol: and now it's just the two of us left here, dr H....could it be from Nabokov's The Gift or one of Isaac Babel's stories?
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

again no Posted Image Nabokov is for me an English author....Posted Image this story is a prototype for many later novels with similar topics (we discussed about them from time to time) and we read them
and yes now we are alone again Posted Image
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

again no Posted Image Nabokov is for me an English author....Posted Image this story is a prototype for many later novels with similar topics (we discussed about them from time to time) and we read them
and yes now we are alone again Posted Image

but he wrote his first works in russian so he's still russian to me....:D a prototype of which topics? I hope it's not sci fi...how about Gogol's The Mother....some pretty strong heroines there...
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