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From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (urth) Death, Memory, Ghosts, Resurrection
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 18:39:21 +0100

At 09:23 1999-04-21 -0800, you wrote:
(interesting bit snipped ;-)
> who remembered Typhon for his
>resurrection (well, I would say the Claw); 

I don't think anyone did; I think Typhon's suspended animation
machinery restored him exactly as it was meant to, when Severian
and Severian were fiddling with it trying to make it feed them.

Re. the interesing bit snipped above: interesting!
Some questions about Severian as living monument:

1. Who is going to see/read his memories? Perhaps he will pass
   stories on to the survivors. But he has already passed on
   his manuscripts.

2. Can't the Hierodules and their machines remember things?

3. With all that time travel going on, why bother?

I'm much more convinced by Severian's own explanation, that
the torturers are the only people who can be relied upon to
Do What Needs To Be Done.


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