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Infinite Summer • View topic - Eschaton

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DFW probably became familiar with her works/history while attending Amherst College. The Emily Dickinson museum is nearby.

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"DFW probably became familiar with her works/history while attending Amherst College. The Emily Dickinson museum is nearby."

Anyone who studied American literature, as DFW did, became very familiar with the work of Emily Dickinson.

One of my high school English teachers told us that the verse of Dickinson may be sung to the hymns of the church she attended. We had fun with that; try "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."


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OKAY I loved this scene. A LOT.

However, a physics grad student friend of mine who has also embarked on this reading adventure was really disappointed because he said the footnote that talks about the equation (I forget the jargon right now and don't have the book with me) really didn't make any physics sense. He was pretty bummed about that.

I, however, remain blissfully ignorant of most things physics and was delightfully entertained from start to finish.


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