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Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Gadfly, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. eldritch cuckoo

    eldritch cuckoo brainslugged reptilian

  2. Wants2Talk

    Wants2Talk Silver Meritorious Patron

  3. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    The easiest way I know to copy something from one thread to another is to open exscn twice, hit the quote button, then copy and paste to the 2nd ESMB thread then close the other ESMB thread.
     
  4. Wants2Talk

    Wants2Talk Silver Meritorious Patron

    I think I did it correctly! Thanks...or if I could do better let me know.
     
  5. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    :thumbsup: You sure did! Perfect. :biggrin:
     
  6. Udarnik

    Udarnik Gold Meritorious Patron

    Is Gaddy's nick a reference to the Voynich novel?
    Has any non-Russian on the boards read that novel? :laugh:
     
  7. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    I don't know but it sure sounds like a good read. :thumbsup:

    I've added it to by To Read list! Thanks!
     
  8. Udarnik

    Udarnik Gold Meritorious Patron

    It was very, very popular in Soviet Russia because it was one of the few novels with an anti-clerical slant that fit in exactly with the time period and thoughts of Marx and Engels, so it was "safe" English literature. They made a movie out of it in 1955, which I have not yet seen. It has been largely forgotten in the West, the first I ever heard of it was in 1989 when a Soviet edition (in English) was given to me by a friend. That Soviet book is one of my treasured possessions.

    The other popular "safe" English language authors in the Soviet era were Mark Twain, O. Henry, and Jerome K. Jerome. The latter's "Three Men and a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)" is an interesting window into middle class life in England in the 1890s. A free Kindle version can be found here.

    You might also like "Heart of a Dog" by Mikhail Zoshchenko for its take on the Soviet Version of Homo Novis.
     
  9. lotus

    lotus stubborn rebel sheep!

    Gadfly was such a good writer.
    Here A part of his legacy.
    Food for thought!
     
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  10. freethinker

    freethinker Sponsor

    He may show up at target II once he knows it is safe.
     
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  11. lotus

    lotus stubborn rebel sheep!

    Hope so.
    He is among those who I personnally. Miss.
    Target two is a place we might keep fun for those old timer among us who wish to socialize and have fun.
     
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  12. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    Gadfly was fabulous.

    I am very grateful for his existence here on ESMB.