From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) catamites and narrators Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 11:09:46 -0500 --- Robert Borski wrote: ...Pasicrates, who may see in Latro the ideal victim (and whose continued sexual exploitation may be the source of Latro's deep depression at the end of ARETE, it being sensed but not remembered by our hero); moreover, how (with the exception of the middle example above) the pederastic acts are all off-stage and never directly mentioned, but must be deduced (Wolfe being far too subtle a writer to offer us an easily recognized child molester as villain). Jerry Friedman then responded: An interesting topic. I just want to mention that I don't think it's accurate to call Pasicrates' exploitation of Latro pederasty, since Latro is a grown man. Crush interjects: I was pretty sure that Pasicrates never had his way with Latro, although he wanted to. He tried to "force his hand" and lost it. I don't think see any hint that he was successful after Latro's return from the North. Are there some things specifically you noted? Latro's depression was surely due to the death of his lover, the Amazon (whose name I can't remember right now). --