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From: "Jason Voegele" <voegele.6@osu.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) More on Peace
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 01:13:34 

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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 7:22 PM
Subject: (urth) More on Peace

|Jason Voegele wrote:
|<Whoa there!  That's a BIG can of worms.>
|But so is every Wolfe book. <g>

True, so true. ;-)

|<We had quite a good discussion of PEACE early on in the list, so you
|be able to get some good info from the archives.>
|Because my computer has only enough memory to let me view one volume of the
|archives before I have to reboot my computer (it's 12 years old), can you
|me the specific volume?

I feel pretty certain that it's volume one.  Anyway, it was early on in the
archives, so if volume one fails reboot and try, try again ;-)

|<For starters, it does appear the Weer is dead from the outset of the book>
|What is all this business about his stroke?

Perhaps this is how he originally died, and since he hasn't come to grips
with this fact he is haunting Cassionsville.  This sounds like some literary
artistry, though, so mantis probably has a good modernist interpretation of
this one.

|One thing I find positively creepy is the absence of Weer's parents. They
|only mentioned in the section relating his childhood, and then they are not
|actually present. It has occurred to me that they died and Olivia, because
|Weer was very young, just told them they were on vacation. This hypothesis
|fits in with the changing on the vacation from a planned one year to more
|two years. However, I'm not sure if this is write.

This is odd, and odder that I've never considered it.  Sometimes I get so
caught up in the mysteries that a skeleton could jump up and dance in front
of me and I'd never notice.

Perhaps another reread is in order.

Jason Voegele|

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