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Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 06:56:24 -0700
From: maa32 
Subject: (urth) Typhon's scene - (sorry - last time)

Roy has a very fixed idea of the Typhon scene in mind - and I admit I am 
guilty (all the time) of paraphrasing.  Even in quotes.  We should agree to 
disagree about this scene - I can't read it without thinking that the 
Conciliator and the New Sun are equated, no matter how many times I look at 
it, and that Typhon of course recognizes that Severian is both the 
Conciliator, and that he is the New Sun, who will kneel before him if Severian 
does so.  I just can't read it any other way.  What's the point of having him 
tempt the "savior" figure here if he doesn't understand the importance of 
deterring him?  Isn't there some kind of allegorical resonance here?  Doesn't 
Satan know what's up?

No big deal.

Marc Aramini


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