October kicks off with John Chu’s thrilling vision of academia and his spectacularly embattled graduate student. ~ Julian and Fran, October 1, 2023 Halfway Between Albany and West Point by John Chu As Moseley hurls a knife at me from the balcony that overhangs the student union’s atrium, the student is enlightened. By “student,” I mean me. Sadly, it’s not in the humble “beginner’s mind” sense like it’s supposed to be, but in the exasperated “I so want to be done with my dissertation” sense. Moseley is a student too. Mine, for my sins. I just haven’t managed to enlighten him yet. Of anything. Certainly not imitative polyphony, like I’m supposed to. He, however, is enlightening me.
This is immensely fascinating.
I heard things I could not have heard. Dammit, I flinched!
Nicely done. Omg.
"Visceral" doesn't even scratch the surface of this legerdemain.
Wow, what a strange, singular story!