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    In terms of universes

    Hello,

    Is there a good soul to help me with the bold text?

    "And so," he continued, "I have defined the thing once more, demonstrated beyond question, in terms of universes. The entire experience of biological life from its earliest manifestations is conserved and comprised in all its detail in the memory of every individual."

    Leonard Cline, The Dark Chamber, 1927

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    Re: In terms of universes

    I don't know what that person has demonstrated, because it isn't there. However, I do know that he did it in terms of universes.


    Is that from a novel?

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    Re: In terms of universes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I don't know what that person has demonstrated, because it isn't there. However, I do know that he did it in terms of universes.


    Is that from a novel?
    Yeah, it is a novel and H.P.Lovecraft wrote about it in his Supernatural Horror in Literature:

    "Extremely high in artistic stature is the novel The Dark Chamber (1927) by the late Leonard Cline. This is the tale of a man who--with the characteristic ambition of the Gothic or Byronic hero-villain--seeks to defy nature and recapture every moment of his past life through the abnormal stimulation of memory. To this end he employs endless notes, records, mnemonic objects, and pictures--and finally odours, music, and exotic drugs. At last his ambition goes beyond his personal life and readies toward the black abysses of hereditary memory--even back to pre-human days amidst the steaming swamps of the carboniferous age, and to still more unimaginable deeps of primal time and entity. He calls for madder music and takes stranger drugs, and finally his great dog grows oddly afraid of him. A noxious animal stench encompasses him, and he grows vacant-faced and subhuman. In the end he takes to the woods, howling at night beneath windows. He is finally found in a thicket, mangled to death. Beside him is the mangled corpse of his dog. They have killed each other. The atmosphere of this novel is malevolently potent, much attention being paid to the central figure's sinister home and household."

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    Re: In terms of universes

    Whatever makes you happy.

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