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From: "James Jordan" <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Amazon has RTW cover up
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 11:01:08 

Since we're all just guessing in the dark, here's mine:
    1. Neither Silk nor Horn is Christ, but both are trying to be
Christlike, so to speak. They occupy that position in the narrative, to some
    2. Oreb is not a dove or the Holy Spirit, but again, to some degree he
occupies that position in the narrative.
    3. Now we have a giant, holding what looks like a man, with Oreb flying
over the man. I'd say this person is linked to the Father.
    After all, among the dozens of things Wolfe is doing in these novels,
one is to show the mysterious work of the Christian God (the Trinity) in the
providential direction of history, through His agents.
    One thing I think we can assume, and that is that, like the other two
covers, this is an illustration of an event in the course of the novel.
    A truly wild guess would be that the giant is Severian, grown large
somehow (like Baldanders).

Pat. Nut.

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