FIND in
<--prev V3 next-->

From: Jim Jordan <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) cant, etc.
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 17:59:25 

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

At 08:07 PM 2/21/97 +0000, you wrote:
>	Speaking of that book, the ex-investigator Aladdin Blue has a
>wound that a lot of Wolfe's heros have - a leg wound. Silk of course
>has a break in his leg, Severian says some call him "Severian the
>lame" - that seems to be all I can think of. Latro has a wound, but in
>the head. 

	See also "The Hero as Werewolf."
	I asked Gene about the foot wound and possible connection to Genesis 3. He
said he had not thought of it in connection with "Werewolf," but I did not
ask about Severian (and this was before Silk). I think Silk's foot wound is
clearly from Genesis 3; Severian's likely is. I don't think Latro's head
wound identifies him with Satan/serpent, though, because it does not fit at
all. Also, Gene had hoped to take Latro to Palestine and to the New World
before it is all over. I'd love to see what Wolfe would do with Latro
visiting Jerusalem!


Questions or problems to whorl-owner@lists.best.com

<--prev V3 next-->