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« on: October 09, 2014, 11:50:24 PM »

Very recently, for shamefully the first time, I have read a remarkable book. It was notoriously famous many decades ago today, and I did not succumb to its attraction then, but have only now invested my reading time to its good reward.

Steppenwolf, by Nobel Prize author Herman Hesse.


I had got to page 18 in my paperback edition when I hit upon a grand thing. It was a sentence that reminded me, like a lightning bolt, like a thunderclap, of a sentence uttered by the (anti) hero in High Plains Drifter.

I am too much relaxed at this minute to carefully type out the paragraph in the book and then to type out the words uttered by the (anti) hero in Drifter, which I plan to do on the morrow.

Any who may happen to have Steppenwolf in their library are invited to read page 18 and to thereby anticipate what I will soon joyfully reveal to be a delightful literary coincidence among the book Steppenwolf and the movie High Plains Drifter.

It will be a peaceful hour for you.  ;)
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 08:00:57 AM »

Page 18 of what edition? In what language?
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 10:41:06 PM »

Your literary knowledge surpasses mine like a runaway freight train surpasses a snail sitting by the side of the rail road..

To try to relate my book to your ken, I will quote as good as I can its publishing credentials.

"A Bantam Book / published by arrangement with Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc.,"
"Bantam edition published September 1969"

It would be my presumption that it is the 6th printing, as there is a tier of printing dates listed, the 6th being the latest. To my surprise, there is no ISBN number, or Library Of Congress number to be found ( I aint Sherlock or Columbo). My book is in English (I can barely claim to be fluent in English  ??? and it is my only language to speak of.) Hey, I made an unintentional pun!  8)

I pray for the day when I am capable of the simple computer skills so as to scan the cover or take a photo of it and employ it in my post. The cover is a kind of bawdy montage of the face and bust of a glamorous blond woman, a view of a semi-nude brunette womans bare back, a front view of a youngish formally clothed man, and a front view of a mature mans face with half a human face and half a wolf head face.

I am just about give out for today. Will be back and share more my delighted discovery about the relation of a similarity between one of the best Eastwood films (just in my humble opinion) and a Nobel Prize book.


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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2014, 10:55:04 PM »

I started this topic with enthusiasm and then was overwhelmed with other "everyday" dilemmas delaying me.

Never fear, I will catch up, and share my discovery of a correlation between high Plains Drifter movie  and Steppenwolf book. And it is a delightful little correlation.
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