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Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 19:06:04 -0400
From: Thomas Bitterman 
Subject: Re: (urth) Jungle Garden

matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk wrote:

 >This still leaves unanswered - and I freely admit I have no clear ideas
 >here - the question about their purpose, the purpose intended by the
 >builder within the narative and the purpose of the author outside it.

Could it be a dual to the Library?  Another place where people go and
some never come back.  Both places have hazy boundaries.  Both places
have old men who look for things.  Severian goes to both places on an
errand: one for books, another for an avern.  Both recipients end up dead.




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