Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 10:17:24 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Re: (urth) Shadowy reflections on an amazing article From: "Jason Voegele"
> Let me put my question another way: do you think that "A Solar > Labyrinth" is in some way an allegory or metaphor for Wolfe's methods > as a writer? I think that that would be my current interpretation. > Although, on reading the story, the initial temptation is to make the > obvious connection between the story's narrator and its author, I think > that the maze builder in the story is also in some sense Wolfe, who > uses materials drawn from diverse sources to construct his labyrinthine > tales. There remains the possibility, however, that the maze builder > stands also in some sort of symbolic relationship with God, the cunning > author of the created world. In the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION, Clute asserts that "A Solar Labyrinth" is a "meta-fiction" about the entire Urth sequence. I never understood why until I read your post. Thanks. Jason Voegele --