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#1456 casandra

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

closer? based on what? theme, time published, style? how about from one of Don Delillo's works?
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

time...but he writes since a long time just like Delillo (also not him) and the country is good too Posted Image
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

well, the country is quite easy to guess...how about from one of the two Johns? Irving or Updike? you have to give more clues, dr H....
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

Still wrong Mlle C....you know, the guessings goes on as long as they have to Posted Image
and I'd say he's more like Irving but more starkly
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:11 PM

something by Mailer, Auster ?

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 25 April 2013 - 01:15 PM

still no..perhaps you don't know it as it's more about how men share their lives and not women Posted Image
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

All the pretty horses by McCarthy ? (never ever heard of that before, but several men characters according to Wikipedia)

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 26 April 2013 - 08:18 AM

still nope...it's not about cowboys...more urban guerilla Posted Image
and another hint: also a film was made from the book...

Edited by hobglobin, 26 April 2013 - 08:22 AM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

it's too difficult, we need more clues 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 26 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

it was even mentioned here as a guess once...and another good hint: the urban guerilla has the aim to wreak havoc in a project called quite similar...
or should I start a quote recall? Posted Image

Edited by hobglobin, 26 April 2013 - 08:46 AM.

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.

#1466 casandra

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:04 PM

urban guerilla eh...with real fighting.....and guy bonding....and already mentioned here....now it's easy...:lol:...then it's gotta be the Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

yes finally...I had so many hints:
  • An American story and author, and a not very old novel which has potential to become a classic (coming classic)
  • A very starkly and radical story (remember the soap from liposuction)
  • Urban guerilla when the fight club starts to blast skyscrapers and fighting the upper class which is called the "Project Havoc"
  • Fight club as a group of men without any women
  • I quoted one of the fight club rules and changed it a bit: "The fights go on as long as they have to."
  • The narrator worked for a car company and dealt with recalls
  • And well the film which is surely better known Posted Image (really a great one, but the book too even if proto-fascist tendencies are there)
I hope I didn't forget any Posted Image
Your turn Mlle C Posted Image

Edited by hobglobin, 26 April 2013 - 12:16 PM.

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.

#1468 Tabaluga

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:23 AM

Don't know either the book or the film, so that was really a hard one for me Posted Image
Anyway, I'm ready for the next 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.

 


#1469 casandra

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

:P ok...this one's really easy...english, 20th century...

He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.
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#1470 hobglobin

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

so it's about one leading "big" character, a leader or perhaps a fraudster or marriage swindler...
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald?
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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