(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

David Duffy 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 
individual virtue.

Cheers, David Duffy.

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