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#1066 casandra

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:28 AM

nothing correct exits here so far, but Mlle C is closer (geographically but not philosophically) Posted Image

from Jean Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness?
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#1067 hobglobin

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:30 AM

yes author is correct, book not 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 10 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

yes author is correct, book not Posted Image

ok..he wrote a lot..probably from one of his The Roads to Freedom trilogy?
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:41 AM

nope, and btw your speed of getting the author is disgusting Posted Image (but my hints are very good of course 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 10 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

nope, and btw your speed of getting the author is disgusting Posted Image (but my hints are very good of course Posted Image )

ppfftt...which hints- 20th century, not english? I am just good in deducing...plus I have already developed a good strategy for eliminating noise and narrowing down the list of books or authors...:lol:
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

btw, you have to give clues now- is it a novel, short story or an essay? :D
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:55 AM


nope, and btw your speed of getting the author is disgusting Posted Image (but my hints are very good of course Posted Image )

ppfftt...which hints- 20th century, not english? I am just good in deducing...plus I have already developed a good strategy for eliminating noise and narrowing down the list of books or authors...Posted Image

I just gave a fat hint in my previous post for the title 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 10 March 2013 - 09:59 AM



nope, and btw your speed of getting the author is disgusting Posted Image (but my hints are very good of course Posted Image )

ppfftt...which hints- 20th century, not english? I am just good in deducing...plus I have already developed a good strategy for eliminating noise and narrowing down the list of books or authors...Posted Image

I just gave a fat hint in my previous post for the title Posted Image

ok...I got it....Nausea? :lol:
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#1074 hobglobin

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:02 AM




nope, and btw your speed of getting the author is disgusting Posted Image (but my hints are very good of course Posted Image )

ppfftt...which hints- 20th century, not english? I am just good in deducing...plus I have already developed a good strategy for eliminating noise and narrowing down the list of books or authors...Posted Image

I just gave a fat hint in my previous post for the title Posted Image

ok...I got it....Nausea? Posted Image

yes Posted Image and other hints were "nothing correct exists" here (nothingness, existentialism) and that it has a philosophic background
your turn Mlle C

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:34 PM

ok...this one's a real masterpiece...20th century, not english:

"So I wanted to show you your hero. He has been sitting here for about two thousand years, sleeping, but, when the moon is full, he is tormented, as you see, by insomnia. And it torments not only him, but his faithful guardian, the dog. If it is true that cowardice is the most grave vice, then the dog, at least, is not guilty of it. The only thing that brave creature ever feared was thunderstorms. But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the one who is loved."
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#1076 hobglobin

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

sounds a bit like Friedrich I. Barbarossa so it might be Umberto Eco's Baudolino

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

sounds a bit like Friedrich I. Barbarossa so it might be Umberto Eco's Baudolino

nope..the speaker is more powerful than Barbarossa...and this novel has more biblical reference...Posted Image and I judge it to be a very good guess though...:lol:

Edited by casandra, 10 March 2013 - 02:01 PM.

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#1078 Tabaluga

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

Ok here are some wild guesses: by Allende ? or Kafka ? And why does it somehow remind me of the Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Lagerlöf ??

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.

 


#1079 hobglobin

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:12 PM

In the First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn?

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.


#1080 Tabaluga

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

seeing Casandra's above post just now - in that case my wild guesses won't take me far, I guess. More clues please 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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