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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:40 pm
by johnwilson
Is that the Aeneid?

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:21 pm
by neilmac
It is indeed.

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:05 pm
by johnwilson
Which German novelist, playwright and short story writer of the Romantic movement shot himself in 1811?

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:25 pm
by neilmac
I'll say Goethe but without any great confidence

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:47 am
by johnwilson
No, Goethe was still writing indecipherable rubbish until the 1830s

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:19 am
by petewins57
In that case, I'll chip in with Schiller

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:25 am
by johnwilson
Not Schiller either. He died in 1805.

Ian, the protocol is that you set a question once you have got the previous question correct and have been passed the baton from the previous question setter

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:14 pm
by iandavid
I apologise for that John.It seems I can't delete it too!
Am still feeling my way around here.Accept my apologies and I will wait my turn in line.Thanks for pointing that out to me.


[No worries Ian, I deleted it for you. All the best, Chris]

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:55 pm
by Ambassador
Is this Heinrich von Kleist?

He and his girlfriend convinced themselves that he should shoot her and then himself.
Kleist also wrote one of the killer opening lines in world literature

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:28 pm
by Chris
The 'Marquise of O' or the one about the young Spaniard about to hang himself in Santiago jail? The former has a ring of Alan Bennett about it :D