From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) Vancean influence on Wolfe Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 11:35:27 -0700 In response to my question... > >do they have more of the gentle irony I tend to > >associate with Vance? Mantis commented: > Hmmm. I'm sticking on that "gentle" bit . . . :) Ah. Well, that's a matter of degree, I suppose ... Vancean irony, at least in what I've read, is in fact often quite strong, but I don't recall ever thinking of it as vicious the way, say, Malzberg's or Vonnegut's so often is. Or Twain's, for that matter. > if TDE is like LOTR, then the other novels are rather > pythonesque in comparison. It would never in a godzillion years have occurred to me to compare TDE to LOTR. But the word "pythonesque" will certainly have me looking for these in the foreseeable future. Thanks. --Blattid --