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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 11:54:35 +0000
Subject: Re: (urth) lost in the big woods

On 04/02/2002 23:29:06 Joe Eull wrote:

>Regarding sex in the sun books:
>I think that Severian's description of his relationships with women has done
>a lot to cement Wolfe's reputation as sexist. The scene you're talking about
>is a particularly affecting one. Without re-reading, Severian seems to hate
>Jolenta for her relationship with Dorcas, and more importantly for the lust
>she engenders in him is a reflection of her desire to be desired. He says
>she made a tribadist of Dorcas, and nearly an algophilist of himself.
>(lesbian, ghoul-lover respectively).

How do you come to algophilist = ghoul-lover?

I parsed that as pain lover, ie sadist, or aproaching that.



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