History Literature / TheGargoyle

14th Aug '16 12:23:35 PM nombretomado
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* RetGone: An in-universe example--Marianne's 13th-century work translating the ''[[DivineComedy Inferno]]'' was erased from history because [[spoiler:she left the convent and got married.]]

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* RetGone: An in-universe example--Marianne's 13th-century work translating the ''[[DivineComedy ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'' was erased from history because [[spoiler:she left the convent and got married.]]
8th Feb '16 12:59:42 PM JustTroper
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* TheOphelia: Marianne Engel.
4th May '15 11:50:52 AM nombretomado
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A 2008 [[HistoricalFiction historical]][=/=][[FantasyLiterature fantasy]][=/=][[RomanceNovel romance]] novel by Andrew Davidson about a porn actor/drug addict burn victim who meets an [[MadArtist eccentric artist]] who claims to know him from another life--several, actually--and spins him endless yarns of their lives together as he slowly recovers. Eventually, she takes him back to her home, where she works obsessively on her art, endlessly carving grotesques out of stone for days and weeks on end, as she believes it to be her [[MissionFromGod mission]]. Soon, it's not clear who is caring for whom. Is Marianne Engel just harmlessly [[CloudCuckoolander loony]], or perhaps [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness dangerously unhinged]], or is there something real within her stories? Relies heavily on ClassicalMythology, all sorts of issues of HeavenAndHell, as well as ample FunWithForeignLanguages as she tells The Narrator stories from throughout the ages.

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A 2008 [[HistoricalFiction historical]][=/=][[FantasyLiterature fantasy]][=/=][[RomanceNovel romance]] novel by Andrew Davidson about a porn actor/drug addict burn victim who meets an [[MadArtist eccentric artist]] who claims to know him from another life--several, actually--and spins him endless yarns of their lives together as he slowly recovers. Eventually, she takes him back to her home, where she works obsessively on her art, endlessly carving grotesques out of stone for days and weeks on end, as she believes it to be her [[MissionFromGod mission]]. Soon, it's not clear who is caring for whom. Is Marianne Engel just harmlessly [[CloudCuckoolander loony]], or perhaps [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness dangerously unhinged]], or is there something real within her stories? Relies heavily on ClassicalMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, all sorts of issues of HeavenAndHell, as well as ample FunWithForeignLanguages as she tells The Narrator stories from throughout the ages.
19th Apr '15 10:47:16 AM missmoon
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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Marianne Engel drags the Narrator to a Halloween party, dressing him up as a fallen angel. He protests at first, but resigns after she convinces him with a story.

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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Marianne Engel drags the Narrator to a Halloween party, dressing him up as a fallen angel. He protests at first, but resigns after she convinces him with a story.gets compliments from fellow partygoers on the amazing scar makeup.
19th Apr '15 10:46:03 AM missmoon
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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Marianne Engel drags the Narrator to a Halloween party, dressing him up as a fallen angel. He protests at first, but resigns after she convinces him with a story.
19th Apr '15 10:21:32 AM missmoon
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Marianne Engel, claiming that her hearts are all gone, commits suicide by walking into the ocean. The Narrator, while heartbroken, carries on with his physical therapy, and takes up sculpture to remind himself of their love.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Marianne Engel, claiming that her hearts are all gone, commits suicide by walking into the ocean. The Narrator, while heartbroken, carries on with his physical therapy, and takes up chips away at a sculpture she made of him to remind himself of their love.]]
19th Apr '15 10:20:20 AM missmoon
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* MadArtist

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* MadArtistMadArtist: Marianne Engel and then some.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOldReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Played with. Marianne Engel claims to be this, but everyone is skeptical of the claim. [[spoiler:After her death, the Narrator discovers two previously unknown and carefully preserved German and Italian translations of ''The Inferno'' in her safe deposit box. They were also scientifically dated to the time period that Marianne Engel claims to have first met the Narrator...meaning her initial story may or may not be true. He ultimately decides to keep both copies, while giving a nudge to the researchers on where to continue their research.]]



* ReincarnationRomance: Maybe. Marianne Engel claims that she has been waiting for centuries for the Narrator to resurface. She also vaguely implies that each of the stories she tells him are actually of their previous lives together.



* ThePowerOfLove

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* ThePowerOfLoveThePowerOfLove: The running theme of the novel. No matter what happens, Marianne Engel and the Narrator belong together and love gives them the will the live after tragedy.
26th Feb '14 1:18:08 AM m8e
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* ShoutOut: Marianne Engel has sold her gargoyles to "[[Creator/StephenKing one writer who is almost universally recognized as the king of the horror genre]]," as well as a "[[TimBurton director known for his highly poetic films about outcasts]]" who has "a mop of wild dark hair" that resembles Marianne Engel's.

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* ShoutOut: Marianne Engel has sold her gargoyles to "[[Creator/StephenKing one writer who is almost universally recognized as the king of the horror genre]]," as well as a "[[TimBurton "[[Creator/TimBurton director known for his highly poetic films about outcasts]]" who has "a mop of wild dark hair" that resembles Marianne Engel's.
24th Oct '13 2:09:10 PM Vasha
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* CloudCuckoolander: Marianne Engel. Even if her stories are completely true, she's still quite weird - and she herself acknowledges this.

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* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Marianne Engel. Even if her stories are completely true, she's still quite weird - and she herself acknowledges this.
24th Oct '13 2:08:57 PM Vasha
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* [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff Call A Grotesque A Gargoyle]]: There's a difference, you know.

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* [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff Call A a Grotesque A Gargoyle]]: a "Gargoyle"]]: There's a difference, you know.
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