bsharporflat at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 26 05:18:52 PDT 2006
>Does anyone know if Wolfe has a commentary/journals/letters that will
>reveal all when he dies? Or >is he just going to leave everyone hanging?
I would like that (revelations) but I'm not encouraged by this Wolfe
interview excerpt from Lawrence Person:
>LP: Final question! Homer, of course, is one of those writers whose work is
>remembered, at least >in his case, thousands of years after his death. How
>well do you think your own work will be >remembered?
>GW: Oh Lord! (long pause) Goodness sake. (pause) This is really, really a
>mean question that >you're asking.
>LP: (laughs) That's why we put it last.
>GW: Well I'm glad you did. Uh, I don't know. Two or three hundred years,
>possibly. It's very hard >to answer that without being either falsely
>modest or braggadocios. I would guess, a couple, >three hundred years.
>That's only a guess.
If Wolfe hopes to affect his readers 300 years hence in the same way he
affects extant readers then I would guess he wouldn't want any extra
revelations after his death.
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