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    yes..
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    Is he from US?
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    No... not from the Western hemisphere at all
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    Just ascertaining, Tailor: then it is not Cyrano de Bergerac whose story inspired Edmond Rostand?
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    No, Cyrano's author would be Western canon, though I found this gem from Cyrano's wiki interesting:
    The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of twelve syllables per line, very close to the classical alexandrine form, but the verses sometimes lack a caesura.
    As an aside I have a cousin connection from Cyrano's Theatre Company that I've never cultivated.

    Nor Milan Kundera, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Kundera , whom I believe would be Eastern hemisphere born, but whose quote might be food for thought: "It's a great consolation to think that when we've long been in the grave our noses will still be strolling the earth.”

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    Waited for the spam storm to subside a bit!

    I never would have thought of Milan Kundera in association with nose, although the line you mention is interesting. In fact my repertoire of famous noses is very small.The other one I might think of is Pinocchio, but he lived in Europe and, for aught I know, never took to writing or acting.
    So I feel I need a little more context!

    Is he from Asia?
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    Ok... this may help unmuddy the waters: The country of origin is in the Eastern Hemisphere and yet is considered to be entirely within the European continent ( is in no way in the continent of Asia - even in part ). Staying within my theme I offer you some music to help you concentrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RtfltxVY4A

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    Enjoyed the music and if the answer Is Nicolai Gogol who wrote the tale "The Nose" it really helped.
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    Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding !!! Right on The Nose ! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Gogol This is the vision in my head... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YotMwwixPsw

    Congratulations ! You're up.

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    Thanks, Tailor. Enjoyed this humorous prelude immensely. It takes something to be able to dance gracefully under those big noses.
    Give me a bit of time to think something up.
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    New riddle:

    She was so tired of playing at dolls; so she left.

    Who is she? And who is the author?
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    hmmm... going with Scraps... the Patchwork Girl of Oz... by L. Frank Baum as my first guess.

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    Nora in Ibsen's play A Doll's House

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    Yes it is Ibsens Nora, congrats to ennison.

    The next riddle is yours!
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