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From: "James Wynn" 
Subject: Re: (urth) love apples
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 21:49:58 -0500

Marc said:
> ...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?

I have presumed that because the tomato is called "the love apple" from the
French "Pommes d'amour", the tomotoes Silk denied her were a metaphor for
the love he denied her. Later he regretted it.

But I have no confirmation that that is exactly what Wolfe had in mind.



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