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From: Jim Jordan <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) swing low, sweet chariot
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 18:15:43 

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

>>I'm going to make one last attempt at nailing "Tracking Song," and then move
>>on. Unlike Nutria, I do think it's a religious story, on one level almost an
>Yes! I think you're definitely going in the right direction here; this
>helps me. Could it be (dare I bring this up? Is this perhaps what you
>were thinking? ) that Cutthroat is a christ-figure? He's been cast down
>into the fallen world, to share the suffering of its inhabitants--and
>ultimately to die into a new life. Too pat, probably.

Just for the record, I did post a some Christ-figure suggestions in one of
my posts. Remember, that for Wolfe, Christians are living in imitation of
Christ, so all of Wolfe's "Christ figures" are really "Christian figures."

If my post on this did not go through, I can resend it.


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