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From: "Gregg" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Wolfe at Readercon
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 19:26:32 -0400

I was there for that panel, and I think Mr. Wolfe could have had a third
career as a preacher. During his improv, his voice rose and rose and
rose until everyone in the hotel must have been able to hear his
booming, raging performance of the rationalizations and denials of a bad
man. Readercon tapes all of their panels, and this was one for the
greatest hits album.

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From: Adam Stephanides [mailto:adamsteph@earthlink.net] 
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 2:39 PM
To: urth@urth.net
Subject: (urth) Wolfe at Readercon

In the archives to HogBlog (http://www.koschei.net/blog/ July 15, 2003),
came across the following description of Wolfe's talk on Catholicism and
at Readercon: "Gene Wolfe gave a very spirited account of the influence
redemption on his work; no-one, not even a villain, is beyond
No-one, he says, goes around in life thinking 'I'm a bad person.' He
launched into an improvised impersonation of an actual bad person, in
course of which I began seriously to wonder if he was going to punch
the floor with his cane."  Unfortunately, that's all the detail it




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