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From: "Tony Ellis" <tony.ellis@futurenet.co.uk>
Subject: (urth) Re: The Contessa
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 16:39:40 +0100

Roy wrote:

>     Compare the "Contessa's" description:


>     ...With that of "Katharine" at the Feast:

The similarities are certainly suggestive. But if Severian can give us that vivid
description of  Katherine, how could he say of the Contessa "her face was not known
to me" if she was the same woman?

And Robert Borski wrote:

> Re: Roy's identification of the Carina the Contessa as Catherine. Here, on
> the other hand, I think Roy's arguments are most sound and parallel my own.
> Karina, after all, is Danish for Katherine--surely this is no coincidence,
> eh Tony Ellis?

Robert was kind enough to quote me his reference for this Carina = Catherine
identification, and, ingrate that I am, I have to say I find it pretty tenuous. It
    Carina = Karina = variation on Karen = Danish form of Katherine
None of the Danish Name sites I found on the Web (of which there are a surprising
number) made even this second-hand association.

Hmmm. Sorry guys, but I remain skeptical. :-)

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