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Mrs. Dalloway in New York City: Documenting How People Talk to Themselves in Their Heads

On any given day, millions of conversations reverberate through New York City. Poke your head out a window overlooking a busy street and you will hear them: all those overlapping sentences, only half-intelligible, forming a dense acoustic mesh through which escapes an exclamation, a buoyant laugh, a child’s shrill cry now and then. Every spoken [...]

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Michael Chwe Responds to Miss Austen

The following is written by Michael Chwe, associate professor of political science at the University of California Los Angeles and author of the recent book Jane Austen, Game Theorist Dear Miss Austen, It is an immense honor to be addressed by you.  However, I worry that the letter addressed to me was written not by [...]

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Jane Austen Responds: Game Theory? Sir, You Flatter Me

Dear Mr. Michael Chwe, It is with a mix of delight, embarrassment and confusion that I have watched people analyze and adapt my novels all these years. Cassandra often hears of the latest developments before I do and takes great pleasure in bringing me tidbits of gossip. When she floats towards me with more enthusiasm [...]

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