From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) RE: Why is a chem needed... Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 16:29:29 +0100 Just a thought. Auk is to Silk as Hildegrin is to Severian? Hildegrin is in some ways Severian's dark/underworld/criminal twin. He is present at the rebirth of Severian's mother/lover Dorcas: in fact rescues and advises Severian at that time: so he is a sort of psychopomp. In his terminal conflict with Apu-Punchau/Severian in the Stone Town he is killed **because** he does not recognise the union of Severian with his client (as I read it) Can anyone draw out other threads here? Andy R out > of his way to define the name with it's MALE definition rather than the > FEMALE one. She's the lover of Auk who is thematically linked to Silk (as a > kind of "soul doppelganger") in so many ways it will take four essays to > describe them. It is quite reasonable to ask how are Silk's and Auk's love > affairs are similar? --