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    jiho is offline Member
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    To feel to feel alive

    Hi all,

    I was reading an extract of a book and found the following sentence:

    "She needed to feel to feel alive."

    Is this repetition an enfatic expression or just a typing mistake?
    The book is Karen Joy Fowler's The Jane Austen Book Club.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: To feel to feel alive

    It is poorly expressed.

    "She needed [to feel]((in order)) [to feel alive] = She needed to have emotions in order to feel that she is someone who is aware of living.

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    Re: To feel to feel alive

    I considered that option, but at first it seemed to me a little complicated.

    Thank you so much!

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