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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 14:37:03 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: Re: (urth) stew

>  Meals are important in Wolfe, but what they eat is not necessarily
>emphasized EXCEPT in Long Sun for those stupid tomatoes that Silk and Maytera
>Rose have a disgusting battle of wills over. I've always thought that that
>scene was far more important than I understood ... why else would we talk
>about slices of food forever?

Haven't lookt back at it, but remember thinking of tomatolike apple 
(identified in folklore only, of course) of the Garden of Eden, esp. since 
this happens early in the narrative, linked to garden, women eating first, etc.



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