(urth) Father Inire

don doggett kingwukong at yahoo.com
Thu May 25 21:50:00 PDT 2006

--- b sharp <bsharporflat at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Why can't Rudesind really be the guy's name in his
> human role and Father 
> Inire really be his name when he is performing his
> hierodule role?  

Exactly my point. One clear theme in many of Wolfe's
works is that the role ends up making the "man".

 Be that 
> as it may, I am quite open to argments that Rudesind
> is not Inire though I'd 
> like those arguments to explain why Rudesind
> resembles Inire so closely in 
> description as does Dorcas' husband and all the
> parallels between Rudesind 
> and Dorcas' husband.

This is great stuff, and while it may yet be shown
incorrect, I for one would hate for it to get snuffed
out prematurely.


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