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From: James Jordan <jbjordan4@home.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) interview clipping on Free Live Free
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 10:32:18 

At 07:08 AM 4/20/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>Here is a quote from an online interview accessible through Paul Duggan's web
>"GW: I suppose yeah. Yes. Somewhat the same concern. I tried to give the four
>borders, I tried to give each sort of a besetting sin. Madame Serpantina, 
>pride. Candy, it is gluttony. Stub, I forget now. Osgood Barnes, sexuality of
>JJ: And you drew them somewhat from the _________
>GW: Envy, envy I think is Stubbs. And I wasn't trying to write allegory. I
>wasn't saying he was a personification of envy. I wanted to show men and 
>who were actually beset by these sins. "
>I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but once again we need to consider the
>position of authorial intent: fallacy or definitively influential in
>Marc Aramini

         Gosh, and that was my interview, and I'd forgotten. Well, I'm all 
for authorial intent, though as you can see, Wolfe was a bit unsure in his 
memory. But since all these sins overlap one another, I can go either way. 
Serpentina certainly is proud and haughty, and pride is traditionally the 
sin of Satan, so her involvement with witchcraft makes sense. Stubb as 
envious is a bit harder for me to see, but Wolfe wasn't entirely sure.


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