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Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 13:27:38 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: Re: (urth) Vancean  influence on Wolfe

Mantis wrote:

  TDE has an "earnest"
>quality, maybe something like sombre-mode Dunsany, that is burlesqued in
>the other novels in a way closer to that of joking-mode Clark Ashton Smith
>(as opposed to decadent-mode, which is the voice CAS used in most of his
>Zothique stories).

         Well put.  Vance in general is a Mozart to Wolfe's Bach, 
stylistically; but TDE's somber, almost tragic, ambience may have had a bit 
of influence on Severian's own style.



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