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#76 Tabaluga

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

the south ?

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 22 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

the south ?

Yes "The South" is the last book in Ficciones hence the clue. It is the scene where the protagonist enters the bar after his train ride but before the locals start harassing him.

Your turn now Tabaluga.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:33 PM


the south ?

Yes "The South" is the last book in Ficciones hence the clue. It is the scene where the protagonist enters the bar after his train ride but before the locals start harassing him.

Your turn now Tabaluga.

omg.....yup, we got it in the end...:lol: .....bob cracks a slyful whip (keep 'em coming....)....I remember this story but didn't he die in the hospital and the trip to the ranch was just in his mind while he was dying?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Funny the way you've always got clues within clues, bob1.... Posted Image
The last quotes weren't easy.... so this one won't be easy either ! Posted Image

"It is a happy thing that time quells the longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion."

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 22 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

That has to be either Jane Austen or one of the Brontes' works. It isn't Wuthering Heights or Pride and Prejudice, so I am guessing Charlotte Bronte, but I don't know which book. Jane Eyre perhaps?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

definitely not Pride and Prejudice but yup, can be Jane Eyre...I guess we need more clues, Tabs....vengeance is a major recurring theme in many classical novels.. :P
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

apparently it was too easy Posted Image (next one will be more difficult, I assure you Posted Image )

Jane Eyre is correct, and bob1 got it first so your turn again, bob1 ! 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.

 


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Wow, that was a good guess. The style of writing was the give away.

There was an Ah! of satisfaction from the mob. Into the ring suddenly rushed a smallish, dun-coloured bull with long flourishing horns. He ran out, blindly, as if from the dark, probably thinking that now he was free. Then he stopped short, seeing he was not free, but surrounded in an unknown way. He was utterly at a loss.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

Hemingway - Fiesta ? Only thing that comes to my mind with bullfighting, for now...

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 22 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Hemingway - Fiesta ? Only thing that comes to my mind with bullfighting, for now...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

No to Hemingway or no to the novel ? ;) Because Hemingway was into bullfighting, I'm not sure he might have written some short story on it, too.....

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 22 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

There was an Ah! of satisfaction from the mob. Into the ring suddenly rushed a smallish, dun-coloured bull with long flourishing horns. He ran out, blindly, as if from the dark, probably thinking that now he was free. Then he stopped short, seeing he was not free, but surrounded in an unknown way. He was utterly at a loss.


awww...another hard one bob (but I think I have read this I just don't remember)...and of course like Tabs, I'd think of Hemingway first- The Sun Also Rises etc bec how often are bulls or corrida mentioned in books that we read anyhow...but I guess to get more creative clues, I have to make wild guesses first Posted Image
....so how about James Michener's Mexico (I read parts of it- a pity no animal activists during that time)...in Cervantes' Don Quixote, the only mention of bulls was when the don and his party got crushed on the road by a herd of them Posted Image and I was so sure that there was bullfighting in Verne's Around the world in 80 days but it was only in the movie version when Passepartout played by Cantinflas engaged in a funny bullfight.....so can we have the clues now? Does the 'lost' bull symbolise anything or allude to something else?

Edited by casandra, 22 January 2013 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:39 AM

awww...another hard one bob (but I think I have read this I just don't remember)....so can we have the clues now? Does the 'lost' bull symbolise anything or allude to something else?

Wasn't it three guesses before hints, or does Tabaluga's two count? Posted Image
It was deliberately chosen to be a bit misleading - the book is not about bullfighting.

After denouncing the critics as vipers this author didn't rest on his laurels for a chat, he feathered his nest!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:58 AM

the Plumed serpent by Lawrence ?

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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