(urth) Vulpine Talos
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Wed May 10 04:46:50 PDT 2006
Russell Wodell wrote- "On a totally separate note: Has anyone else wondered
why Wolfe has never
referred to the two most famous vulpine authors: Thomas Wolfe and Virginia
I'll use the gentle correction of lupine for vulpine to segue into another
physical appearance topic: Which BotNS characters have red hair and is
there a connection? I notice Roche, Dr. Talos, Jolenta, Fechin and Daria
(and possibly Inire).
Roche's hair especially seems to get excessive attention throughout the text
for such a minor character, notably in Severian's psilocybic dream in the
hetman's house on Lake Diuturna.
Dr. Talos' fox-like features are also emphasized and I think Jolenta's hair
color may be a mere reflection of his vanity. Talos is a homunculus,
created and grown by Baldanders but what was the original source of the
cells (or fetus or whatever Baldanders used as source material)?
I plan to discuss the Inire-Fechin connection in a later post.
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