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From: adam louis stephanides <astephan@students.uiuc.edu>
Subject: (urth) Three Fingers
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 11:41:09 

On Sun, 14 Jun 1998 I wrote:

> 3) "Michael Mauss" is really Mickey Mouse (and is also sane, as in 2)).
> Supporting this is that reserpine is now used as a veterinary
> tranquilizer.  This is a cute theory, and it's undoubtedly true in a
> metaphorical sense.

My remark about Michael Mauss being Mickey Mouse in a metaphorical sense
was just an afterthought, but thinking it over I realize that it is true
and important.  Michael Mauss, not the "suits" we see in the final scene
(whether real or not) is the true "owner" of Mickey Mouse, since he, not
they, is in touch with the mythical springs from which he derives, as the
unmasking scene indicates.

Of course, you may all think I've already spent too much time on another
of Wolfe's "oneiric jeux d'esprit," to use the phrase alga quoted from


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