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From: Pedro Jorge Romero <bempjr@redkbs.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) Gorgeous Borges
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 22:26:46 +0100

Michael Straight escribi=F3:
> =

> I submit Jorge Luis Borges's short story "The Immortal" for the those
> looking for Lupine precursors.
> =

> The narrator's journey reminds me of tBotNS in ways I can't put my fing=
> on.  The fictitious manuscript and the characters from antiquity remind=

> me of the Soldier books.  But most of all, there is that confusion abou=
> the narrator's identity that Wolfe loves so much ("Fondly Fahrenheit" b=
> Alfred Bester also seems like an important story in that regard).
> Is anyone able to better articulate what is so Wolfeish about this stor=

Well, the main character does not know what's really going on... till
the end.

I think "The theologians" is a much more interesting story regarding the
confusion of characters. =

> P.S. -- Yes, I know how to pronounce 'Borges'.  It was just a joke.



Pedro Jorge

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