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From: Jim Jordan <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) modernism
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 14:28:20 

At 10:23 AM 10/26/99 -0400, you wrote:
>> From: "Daniel Fusch" <dfusch@hotmail.com>
>> I think Wolfe's work is likely to last into the next century, although it
>> unlikely that he will receive much in the way of critical attention for
>> time to come.

Alga rejoins:
>Oh, I never meant that! I was making a point about his encompassing the big
>pulp traditions with these series, using every bit of the familiar cliches
>but making them into something bigger and richer so that readers to come
>could somehow absorb the 20th c. tradition without having to wade through
>the innumerable precursors.

I add this (depressing) thought: 
	Wolfe's writing may be so complex, and so dependent on the tropes of SF,
that he will never make it into a "canon." It is hard to imagine non-SF
people reading it and thinking much of it, save that it is "weird and
well-written, but what on earth is he talking about?" 
	Anybody have anything more positive to put out against such a negative


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