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Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 22:19:18 -0800
Subject: Re: (urth) extra-textual material
From: Lisa Schaffer-Doggett 

On Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at 10:15 AM, maa32 wrote:

> I am very interested in the possibility that Silk is a clone of Typhon 
> (or
> Malrubius) and that Severian and Ymar are genetically related.  
> However, I
> think ascribing too much weight to details in "King Jesus" might be
> potentially misleading.  Has Wolfe even read it?  Myths tend to 
> survive in
> fragments that are often changed and undergo misprision - perhaps the 
> creative
> misreadings of these old ideas experienced something resembling 
> convergent
> evolution, and the archetypal figures simply resemble each other since 
> they
> are spawned from a common source instead of from a direct progression 
> from
> Graves to Wolfe

Don replies:
Though I've been guilty of relying too heavily on Graves for my 
arguments in the past, I think that these latest claims are based 
pretty solidly on clues within the text themselves (typhonic beard 
notwithstanding.)  However, I personally think that Wolfe has read KJ.


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