(urth) Re: Sulpicius

Seth Lombardi sethlombardi at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 4 19:56:33 PDT 2004

>There's also a nice bit of irony here: Severian, as Sulpicius's future 
>host, *has* come to the library, foreshadowing both Sulpicius's return and 
>Severian's own rise to the Phoenix Throne. Plus the entire notion of the 
>Autarchy as a huge collective volume of personalities, with each chapter 
>representing a different Autarch's life.

I've always wondered: aren't there WAY more subsumed personalities in the 
personage of the Autarch than there have been Autarchs? Don't know what to 
do with that. Unless Ymar or someone requested a democratic buffet of brains 
in order to best serve his subjects.


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