(urth) Damn filthy Hiero-wasp-creatures

Lane Haygood lhaygood at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 10:09:45 PST 2008

Remember that Wolfe uses narrators to tell his story -- unreliable  
ones. Anything written in the narrative voice should be taken to be  
the thought of the narrator, not necessarily Wolfe himself. That, and  
Catholicism isn't necessarily a monolithic edifice of thought. I can  
certainly see where various philosophical and theological schools  
influence the "mythology" of Wolfe's works, as it were. I don't think  
Wolfe intends to endorse these as a proper system of belief so much as  
he uses them to make his works interesting and meaningful.


On Jan 8, 2008, at 11:47 AM, Steven wrote:

> 	I've just started Pirate Freedom and have been having similar,  
> though more confused thoughts about GW's 'real' religious thought.   
> It's hard for me to square a number of items in his many books with  
> his professed Catholicism.  Normally, I'd just say:  Well, the  
> author is a fantasist and has a writing persona and then,  
> separately, there's his real life feelings.  But GW seems to  
> purposefully entwine the two and it makes me wonder at the value he  
> places on belief.  Or am I just a dupe, falling for the seeming  
> veritas of his writing?
> 	Any thoughts?  I'm a Spinozist myself and have no ax to grind in  
> the dogma wars.
> On Jan 8, 2008, at 1:37 AM, Roy C. Lackey wrote:
>>  If Wolfe's work is any indicator of his
>> religious leanings, he seems to regard the concept of religious  
>> sacrifice in
>> a favorable light.
> Steven
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