(urth) maids of the contessa

Marc Aramini marcaramini at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 28 23:33:31 PDT 2008

Roy, certainly you have a good grasp on the literal text, but there are no problems at all in mapping fictive life events from a play in a fictive universe that is both highly stylized and divorced from realism.  Sev's life and the ultimate fate of the Urth, that the eschaton shall come in that most diluvian of stories from genesis, is clearly presaged in the play.  It may just as well reflect on the family of its subject, for it is more than a mere play, but a structure in the fictional edifice that can be used to scale ever higher, revealing the whole in mere parts, as Ultan reflected in his dim reveries.


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