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From: "William H. Ansley" <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) torturing readers
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 00:41:14 

>Whether Wolfe wants to torture us or not, Severian the writer IS a
>torturer and if he thinks that that is the kind of relationship an author
>has with his reader it's not suprising that he messes with our minds in
>such a fashion.

You can't just blame it on Severian. Most, if not all, of Wolfe's fiction
is torturous in the same way and, in a few cases, possibly to a greater

His nonfiction tends to be pretty straightforward, though.

William Ansley

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