(urth) Close Reading: Torturer Chapter 1

David Duffy David.Duffy at qimr.edu.au
Fri Sep 8 14:45:53 PDT 2006

Not actually in Chapter 1, and previously discussed on the list -- the
epigram.  Severian is the watchman holding the shortest watch?

The pistol as a theme or symbol: something so precious, uncommon and
completely destructive.  (Later, bringing in VanVogtian descriptions of
ravening energies ;))  Giving a pistol to another to care for the woman
you love.

David Duffy.

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