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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 09:53:58 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: Re: (urth) Severian, memory, alzabo

At 04:17 AM 7/10/2003, you wrote:

>I can't recall any clue that suggests Sev's experience with autarchical
>inheritance was different from his predecessors - and he has his
>predecessors memories for guidance and comparison.

I assume you refer to the possibility that the previous autarchs are 
brought back to life in Sev. I don't know of an explicit clue either, but 
Wolfe has said that he "only says things one time" in these books. The fact 
that Thecla comes to life inside Sev seems to me to be the only clue we need.
         Of course, since eating the Autarch is not by alzabo juice, there 
may be a difference. Yet, both of these things link to the Christian 
Eucharist, which is not merely symbolic (for Wolfe anyway), but has to do 
with "Christ living in you."
         Hence, if they did not come back to life inside Sev, I'd want to 
know why not.



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