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From: "Roy C. Lackey" <rclackey@stic.net>
Subject: (urth) Lafferty
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 05:05:26 

"Alex David Groce" <adgroce@eos.ncsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 12:19:19 -0500 wrote:

>  I would imagine that the lack of Lafferty discussion is due to the fact
that although Wolfe and Lafferty share similar worldviews and Wolfe is a
admirer of Lafferty's works, they don't have similar styles.  I would
that there are other Lafferty fans on the list, though.  I certainly love
Lafferty's work.  Actually, another point would be that Lafferty's work is
generally less open to the kind of minute "hunt for clues" that Wolfe
Lafferty seems to be a gestalt--you get it or you don't, and a search for
hidden symbolisms or recursive structures is unproductive. <

    I too like Lafferty, but all too often often I don't "get it". Sometimes
I'm not so sure what there is to get, which may be related to why most of
his later work only saw print from obscure presses. Last spring mantis was
wondering where else in fiction he had read about the "fake" Venus de Milo.
It rang a bell. I thought it was from the Master Forger bits in _Where Have
You Been, Sandaliotis?_, but I couldn't find it there. Oh, well. Thanks for
the input.


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