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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Call me Severian
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 08:53:30 

On Fri, 5 Feb 1999, Peter Stephenson wrote:

> Has anyone noticed the strange resemblance between the following?  Are
> they perhaps related?  (If anyone has, I should just look back in the
> archive for the same subject line, since it's the obvious one.  But I
> haven't.)
>   		 Moby Dick             	   The Book of the New Sun

> Plot:         I. needs a room for the      S. needs a room for the
> 	      night, finds inn, tries	   night, finds inn, tries
> 	      to sleep on bench, is 	   to sleep in chair, is
> 	      offered bed to share with	   offered bed to share with
> 	      unknown companion.       	   unknown companion.
> Bedfellow:    One Queequeg     	       	   Goodman Baldanders (+ friend)

Now that you mention it, this scene did remind me when I read it of Moby
Dick, at least as far as sharing a bed with a weirdo, but I'd forgotten
about it.  I didn't notice all the other parallels.

In other words, "me too."


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