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Daemon
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Mrs. Ballinger is one of the ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet it alone.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
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There's a pejorative undertone to "huntresses of erudition". Don't think that all alone James Bond approach is more noble and effective than that in group...
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No wonder that her husband went nuts in a few years, with such pejorations of her.
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XINGU
This are the opening lines of the book XIngu (1916) a hilarious satirical short story by Edith Wharton.
It is about a group of six women engage in a Lunch Club with the point of basically being as pretentious as possible.
It's humorous because the women pretend they know more than they do and will have entire conversations professing opinions on topics they know nothing about.

Worth reading, online here:

http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/ewharton/bl-ewhar-xingu.htm
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