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From: "Jason Voegele" <voegele.6@osu.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Peace: non ho capito
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 08:29:50 

Whoa there!  That's a BIG can of worms.  We had quite a good discussion of
PEACE early on in the list, so you should be able to get some good info from
the archives.

For starters, it does appear the Weer is dead from the outset of the
book--many have noted that the falling tree disturbs his grave.  On other
theme in the book that I'm fond of (though I've had little luck convincing
anyone of this) is solipsism.  Weer's universe seems to exist solely in his
thoughts, but his relating of the stories of the dead breathes new life into
those old bones.  Also note the "Rest in PEACE" theme, in that by telling
the stories of the dead, their souls may finally R.I.P.

See Clute for a good discussion of this work.  Also, someone on this list
(was that you, Damien?) has written an excellent essay on PEACE, which can
be located in the archives.

Jason Voegele

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From: CRCulver@aol.com <CRCulver@aol.com>
To: urth@lists.best.com <urth@lists.best.com>
Date: Sunday, August 23, 1998 1:45 AM
Subject: (urth) Peace: non ho capito

|I've just recently returned to my home from a vacation to the southern
|While there, I read _Peace,_ and I have no idea what it was about. Is Alden
|Dennis Weer a time traveller? Is he dead? Who is the woman who some readers
|think he killed?
|About the only thing I did understand about _Peace_ are the many references
|and borrowings from Jorge Luis Borges.
|Any help on understanding this difficult tome would be appreciated!
|Christopher R. Culver <crculver@aol.com>
|"The darkest dreams are the ones that come true."
|-Warren Defever
|*More Wolfe info & archive of this list at http://www.urth.net/urth/

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