Page 199. " in another moment, Jethro Tull erupted again, shutting out all else. "

British rock group Jethro Tull were in their prog rock phase at the time. Their 1972 album, Thick As A Brick, was conceived by lead singer Ian Anderson as "the mother of all concept albums" and reached number one on the US Billboard Pop Albums Chart.

Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick (Part 1)

Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick (Part 2) 

Page 199. " she sat in Sukhasana and her breath slowed to a deep rhythm "
A man demonstrating the sukhasana position
GNU Free Documentation LicenseA man demonstrating the sukhasana position - Credit: Joseph Renger
The term Sukhasana is derived from the sanskrit sukha (easy), and asana (pose). It is practised in yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism, and is similar to a simple cross-legged sitting position. The pose has the effect of opening the hips and lengthening the spine, and is a common position for meditation.
Page 200. " lain in bed reading The Bell Jar "

The Bell Jar is a semi-autobiographical novel by American poet and writer, Sylvia Plath. It tells of a female college student's emotional and mental breakdown in 1950s America.

 

The Bell Jar on Book Drum

Page 200. " write papers on Janis Joplin "

Janis Joplin (1943–1970) was a female pioneer in the male-dominated world of rock music. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

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