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Infinite Summer • View topic - Hal / DFW

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 Post subject: Re: Hal / DFW
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There seem to be many parallels between Hal and DFW. Especially little details. Wallace was a big tobacco chewer, as is Hal obviously.


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I think you're on to something, Troybob. That line was significant for me as well, though the numerology didn't jump out at me. Mario seems to be connecting Schtitt's feelings about tennis with Avril either to understand her apparent lack of sadness as some type of victory over herself, or to comment on Himself's death as an attempt at transcendence of "the limited self" perhaps?


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I think you're on to something, Troybob. That line was significant for me as well, though the numerology didn't jump out at me. Mario seems to be connecting Schtitt's feelings about tennis with Avril either to understand her apparent lack of sadness as some type of victory over herself, or to comment on Himself's death as an attempt at transcendence of "the limited self" perhaps?


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