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>A Radically Condensed History of Postindustrial Life

>When they were introduced, he made a witticism, hoping to be liked. She laughed very hard, hoping to be liked. Then each drove home alone, staring straight ahead, with the very same twist to their faces.

>The man who'd introduced them didn't much like either of them, though he acted as if he did, anxious as he was to preserve good relations at all times. One never knew, after all, now did one now did one now did one.


Can someone explain the last line? What is the object of the 'knowing' that one never knew? I get that maybe the repetitions indicate each subject's separate knowing. Buy what do they now know?
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as if shit like that didn't happen in pre-industrial french salons, dfw is such a lightweight thinker, i would say he should kill himself if he didn't already
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one never knows why in hell everyone pretends to like everyone else when in their heart of hearts everyone hates everyone else, or is at least indifferent.

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allegory
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There are three people. Each are wondering the same thing independently and in isolation. If they all knew this they'd be closer, but they're not because they don't share their thoughts.
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