(urth) Severian's sex Life

brunians at brunians.org brunians at brunians.org
Fri Apr 6 23:39:30 PDT 2007

The boy likes sex.

He's like 21 years old, for Christ's sake.

There's no deep symbolic literary meaning.


> Okay, so I have a strange sort of question:
> Why does Severian sleep with nearly every woman he encounters? I
> considered
> that it might provide evidence for the subjectivity of the narrative, but
> it
> seems to me that there 1) might be other ways to do that and 2) that there
> must be some further significance.
> Does anyone have any ideas? I mean, it may not necessarily reflect the
> plot
> or universe Wolfe has created, but just have a sort of generic literary
> significance. It's something I've been wondering about for a long time,
> now.
> Thanks!
> --Spencer Hensley
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