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#1396 hobglobin

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

yes DACH...we had so many English ones and as far as I see we're all from non-english speaking countries or provinces (I know that was really mean, but count not resist Posted Image )

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

yes DACH...we had so many English ones and as far as I see we're all from non-english speaking countries or provinces (I know that was really mean, but count not resist Posted Image )

count not resist? yup...obviously not english-speaking.....:lol:
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#1398 hobglobin

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:33 PM


yes DACH...we had so many English ones and as far as I see we're all from non-english speaking countries or provinces (I know that was really mean, but count not resist Posted Image )

count not resist? yup...obviously not english-speaking.....Posted Image

pffft...this nitpicking almost makes you German...Posted Image better try to guess the quote Posted Image

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#1399 Tabaluga

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

so i just go for a guess then.... Stechlin by Fontane ?

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 17 April 2013 - 07:11 PM

or from one of Max Frisch's novels?
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:55 AM

Fontane is 19th century but at least closer in terms of country whereas Mlle C is closer with time but wrong country...get your alter egos a boot that your guesses become better Posted Image

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

oh, 20th century - forgot that Posted Image
Confessions of Felix Krull by Mann ?

Edited by Tabaluga, 18 April 2013 - 09:17 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 18 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

alter-ego eh? ok I got it...Hesse's Steppenwolf...shld have remembered the araucaria- the symbol of bourgeosie...but you shld have chosen a better quote from this novel than this, dr H...:P
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

yup, and the araucaria plays a central role....therefore a good quote
your turn Mlle C

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:07 PM

ok..this one's really easy...english, 19th century...

"Was it possible to quarrel with a creature who had such eyes—defying and deprecating, contradicting and clinging, imperious and beseeching—full of delicious opposites? To see such a creature subdued by love for one would be a lot worth having."
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

who was the Pilcher of the 19th century? Posted Image
Anna Sewell with Black beauty?

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#1407 casandra

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

you think the creature is a horse? :lol: a good guess but nope (am drowning in laughter now)....
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

perhaps a horsey face at least? then I'd know it's a story in England Posted Image . More clues please Posted Image

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#1409 casandra

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

perhaps a horsey face at least? then I'd know it's a story in England Posted Image . More clues please Posted Image

:lol: ok, bec it's Friday I'd tell you that there's lots of water in this novel.....
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#1410 Tabaluga

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

Wind in the Willows by Grahame ?

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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