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From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) Parliament of Fowls
Date: Sat, 06 May 2000 17:04:22 

alga wrote:

> Lovely. No question in my mind that JC read that! And the celebrating
> birds in their "blisse and joye" do not forget "Thankynge alwey the
> noble goddesse of kynde." Dame Kind.
> So Sufi maybe, Chaucer surely.

JC amy indeed have Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls (although I don't see
much resemblance with LB except for the party at the end, and JC surely
didn't need to read Chaucer to get the idea for that).  But the first (I
think) chapter epigraph taken from Parliament of the Birds (at the head
of VI, 3) gives the author as Attar, who wrote the Sufi one.

Incidentally, the second of these epigraphs, at the head of VI, 5, gives
some indication as to how JC wanted the ending to be taken.


 (We know, too, that JC researched the
> late medieval English period quite thoroughly before he wrote TD. And I
> imagine he was an English major; in our day Chaucer was required.)
> -alga
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