(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe
David.Duffy at qimr.edu.au
Tue Mar 17 19:29:19 PDT 2009
On Tue, 17 Mar 2009, Steven wrote:
> Re Wolfe's personal opinions as reflected in his work: I think it's clear
> enough that the man is very conservatively minded, more so as he's gotten
> older. The crack in Pirate Freedom about the Catholic pedophilia scandal
> being inflated from more 'understandable' adolescent-centered incidents
> struck me as a blot on that text as a whole though. And a personal affront
> to my sensibilities, though I sympathize with his politics in general.
Well, given that the remark is made by a maximally "bad priest", I suspect
we might take it with a grain of salt as representing GW's POV. But all
his worlds seem singularly lacking in civic virtues, as opposed to
Cheers, David Duffy.
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