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From: "Jack and Melissa Holcomb" <jackandmel@socket.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) The Borges is in the addendum
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 17:08:19 

Ah, geez, I'm sorry.  I just ordered AE&1-3, and haven't seen them yet.  I
didn't mean to be mean.

Thanks for all the great information!


>Eek, the Borges chastisement continues!
>In "Additions, Errata, &cetera (volume I)" (1995):
>BORGES, JORGE LUIS  some mirrors, books, Kabbalah, paradoxes, and mystery.
>See "Last Night in the Garden of Forking Tongues" (PLAN[E]T ENGINEERING, p.
>--THE BOOK OF IMAGINARY BEINGS has a lot of relevant material.
>--"Circular Ruins" ties into "The Tale of the Student and His Son" (Adam
>--"Funes the Memorius" has photographic memory, like Severian (Clute,
>STROKES, p. 152).
>--"The Library of Babel" ties into Library of Nessus (Clute, STROKES, p.
>--"Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" offers a kind of blueprint for The Book in
>its opening paragraph (Mike Marano), and it is a model for Wolfe's non-Urth
>story "Useful Phrases" (Don Keller).
>Then, in "Additions, Errata, &cetera (volume III)" (1998):
>"I [Ted Gerney] tried tracking down an earlier citation concerning Borges
>than Clute's in STROKES.  The only mention of Borges I could find in CASTLE
>OF THE OTTER is on p. 15, in "Sun of Helioscope," where Wolfe mentions a
>different Borges short short story, "Argumentum Ornithologicum" in DREAM
>   "However, in PLAN[E]T ENGINEERING, Wolfe does mention "The Library of
>Babel," on p. 4, the first full paragraph, making a definite link between
>the Library of Nessus and Borges's story" [Ted Gerney].
>But there is more, here in the archives (or "there," depending upon your
>frame of reference).  The Urth list search engine should reveal all sorts
>of details, for example (granted that Ultan = Borges) the quiet debate over
>whether Cyby is Gene Wolfe himself or what's his name, the famous
>translator of Borges.
>Happy searching!
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