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Subject: RE: (urth) Quetzal On Urth? (responding to Charles' arguments)
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 15:24:53 -0700
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 

A few teensy points.

Charles Reed wrote:

> [...] as far as basing/dispensing theories on the "Wolfe=20
> wouldn't do that" argument -- I think this is extremely
> dangerous [...]
> Wolfe is a Roman Catholic, and that can be used to a certain=20
> degree -- but ONLY to a certain degree -- in interpreting=20
> what his characters would or would not do.

Actually, this statement makes almost the same error that=20
led to "Wolfe wouldn't have his protagonist commit incest."=20

In fact, Mr Wolfe's religion serves as a clue, not to what he=20
might have his characters do, but to what it would mean if he=20
did -- more generally, to how he constructs meaning through=20
the various bits of his texts: settings, situations, characters,=20
actions, even style, etc.

Earlier, Crush wrote:

>Based (partially) on this, many say that the
>Outsider is God. Yet, Jesus Christ is NOT mentioned in the text.

I beg to differ. None of the "Sun" texts, so far as I can=20
recall, mentions the name of Jesus Christ is not. However,=20
Silk mentions a man "both possessed and enlightened by the
Outsider" who winds up crucified.



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