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#1291 casandra

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

nope...besides, Woolf was English....but they both have a lot in common...
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

but you said it's English??
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 27 March 2013 - 09:45 AM

English language, but probably American since it's 4th of July..
I go for The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

Edited by Tabaluga, 27 March 2013 - 09:46 AM.

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 27 March 2013 - 10:09 AM

English language, but probably American since it's 4th of July..
I go for The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

yup...and dr H already got the 'woman and american' from the quote earlier :lol:.....and did you get the baking clue, Tabs?
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:20 AM


English language, but probably American since it's 4th of July..
I go for The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

yup...and dr H already got the 'woman and american' from the quote earlier Posted Image.


I know, it was actually just commenting on the "but you said it's English ??"
As for the baking clue, i didn't get it at first but when the book came into my mind (american, woman writer, talented and controversial) I looked up the wikipedia page on her and she committed suicide with her head in a gas oven... 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 27 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

English,19th century:

Of all the unsatisfactory—' (she repeated this aloud, as it was a great comfort to have such a long word to say) 'of all the unsatisfactory people I EVER met—' She never finished the sentence, for at this moment a heavy crash shook the forest from end to end.

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 27 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

I try it with War of the Worlds though it's surely wrong
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 27 March 2013 - 11:27 AM

No and wrong genre too 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 27 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

I'm gonna guess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll...Posted Image but just to get the genre...

Edited by casandra, 27 March 2013 - 12:07 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

Very, very close guess. 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 27 March 2013 - 08:21 PM

close? as in the sequel- Through The Looking Glass? :P
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:38 AM

Exactly ! Alice says that after meeting Humpty Dumpty...

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king's horses and all the king's men
couldn't put Humpty together again Posted Image

Your turn Casandra...

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.

 


#1303 casandra

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

sorry Tabs but better late than never...:P

this one's really easy I think....17th century, english....the author was a tad controversial....

“Nature doth first beget the imperfect, then/ Proceeds she to the perfect.”
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

somehow it fits to the ideas of John Locke...
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 06 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

nope,much earlier than Locke's works and definitely less loftier....author's a good shot...:P
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