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#931 Tabaluga

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

it could also be Inferno? It 's assumed to deal with his own neurotic tendencies, right ?

Edited by Tabaluga, 01 March 2013 - 12:05 PM.

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 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

nope, it's The Red Room, a satire of Stockholm society..and in this quote, the protagonist was talking with the waiter.....am not sure if there's any mention of absinthe in Inferno but yup, it's autobiographical..dealt more with the occult and his personal demons...he's one crazy dude....:D
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#933 casandra

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:18 PM



August Strindberg?

omg...what a lucky guess but from which of his works? and Lendemain is a very short poem....Posted Image...

who cares? Posted Image and I guess it's The Red Room Posted Image

I guess these is your favourite stanza: :lol:

Avec les fleurs, avec les femmes,
Avec l’absinthe, avec le feu,
On peut se divertir un peu,
Jouer son rôle en quelque drame.



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#934 hobglobin

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

okay some less arty stuff now:

The pistol in his hand still hung at his side, but his knuckles were white over its grip. His other hand was a small hard fist down at his other side. The indelible youngness of his face gave an indescribably vicious and inhuman turn to the white-hot hatred and the cold white malevolence in his face.

English, 20th century and it's not a laser pistol (i.e. not SciFi or dystopic novel Posted Image )
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#935 Tabaluga

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Zorro by McCulley or the scarlet pimpernel by Orczy ?

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.

 


#936 hobglobin

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

no it's has nothing to do with French or Spain affairs (or if very indirectly, not sure about it)
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

oooh...a western? :P How about All the Pretty Horses by McCarthy or Lonesome Dove by McMurtry....
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

nope and it's not a Western...I think they used mostly revolvers and not pistols 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.

#939 Tabaluga

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

can you give us a clue ?

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 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

nope and it's not a Western...I think they used mostly revolvers and not pistols Posted Image

what's the difference? :P if not a western, then a cop/detective novel or spy? Chandler's The Big Sleep or Le Carres The Spy who Came in From the cold?
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

hunting for clues as the dudes in the novel? Posted Image
hurry on, Mlle C is already quite close...Posted Image
and btw a revolver has a revolving cylinder for the bullets, a pistol has a magazine in the barrel Posted Image
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#942 casandra

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

hunting for clues as the dudes in the novel? Posted Image
hurry on, Mlle C is already quite close...Posted Image
and btw a revolver has a revolving cylinder for the bullets, a pistol has a magazine in the barrel Posted Image

but I guess the modern day cowboy would use either or...:D
dudes hunting for clues eh? So most probably not from hardcore super spy fiction but just regular sleuthy....how about from one of Spillane's Hammer novels? Or from any of the Queens of Crime novels- Allingham's or Sayers (we already had Christie before)? More clues please? :lol:
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

It's not one of the "Dark Tower" series by Stephen King? I think they mostly use revolvers in that though.

#944 hobglobin

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:52 AM

so far all wrong...Mlle C was with her second guess closest...Posted Image
try harder and boil it down to a not horror and not western book Posted Image and don't forget the cynicism which Mike hammer doesn't had
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#945 Tabaluga

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

hm...no idea....

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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