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From: Jim Jordan <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Typhon & Pas
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 16:25:12 

[Posted from Whorl, the mailing list for Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun]

At 06:04 PM 1/23/97 +0000, you wrote:
>	I see that Pas didn't just divide cities by physical barriers
>- it looks like he deliberately created linguistic, if not cultural,
>barriers too. (Damn clever, these two-headed dictators! :-)) The
>Trivigauntis are shown as speaking something that sounds like Arabic,
>which is a totally different family of language to English.)
>	Derek

	This goes back to the Tower of Babel, where God did the same thing for the
same basic reason. Pas is a counterfeit of God.


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