From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) Sev's not-so-perfect memory Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 08:45:26 +0100 I personally think it's a backhand statement of the fact that Severian is the Narrator. Wolfe's universe is a Catholic one, and in a Catholic universe The Narrator has a special place. A way of putting it would be that S's memory is perfect **because this reality conforms to his memory** not the other way round. I am sorry if this sounds semi-mystical, but it expresses more or less what I mean. I think. I am still lurking here with great enjoyment but I only have time to drop in the odd note nowadays, and some of the notes are very odd indeed :-) hartshorn ----- Original Message ----- From: To: Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 8:09 AM Subject: Re: (urth) Sev's not-so-perfect memory > I wouldn't disagree with you were it not for Severian's persistant claim > to a perfect memory. > > Is that claim significant or just a throw-away line. Throw-away lines in > Wolfe? > > --