(urth) Suzanne Delage redux
jerry_friedman at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 9 06:41:59 PST 2010
From: Jerry Friedman <jerry_friedman at yahoo.com>
Gerry Quinn wrote:
>> There is no doubt here - this is the image of the woman he would have loved.
>>If only he had met her.
>>By some perverse conspiracy of chance or fate he did not, and his life has been
> I pretty much agree with this--it's "the dislocation of all we expect from
> probability"--but I suspect supernatural intervention.
I forgot to mention the idea of the author as Creator or Subcreator, which
people have quite rightly brought up here recently.
> An easily overlooked clue is that Pie Club. What kind of pie? Only one kind
> very close--chess pie, an old Southern dessert. This reinforces the reference
>to chess, with
> its intimation of powerful beings moving people around like pieces on a board.
>See the end
> of Canto 3 of Nabokov's /Pale Fire/ and, even more Wolfean, Borges's sonnets on
And here I forgot to mention "queens".
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