(urth) The Pelerine (COTA 12)

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Thu Sep 9 16:27:23 PDT 2010

  She has a lot to say, but I'm not sure she has much importance as a 

She seems to present some Catholic-type ideas, insofar as that is 
possible, as well as to explain some things we need to know to "get" the 
book. That chapter contains a good amount of such material.

On 9/9/2010 5:07 PM, Andrew Mason wrote:
> Hi. I'm new here, but have been lurking for a while. I read BOTNS a
> while ago, but didn't feel qualified to take part in discussion till I
> had read _Urth_, which I have just finished.
> People comment from time to time on characters in BOTNS who aren't
> named, although they seem significant enough to have names - e.g. the
> Autarch or the old boatman. One I haven't seen discussed is the
> Pelerine Severian talks with in COTA chapter 8. I think she is
> particularly notable, because this part of the book is very carefully
> structured. The odd chapters contain stories from Foila and co.: the
> even chapters contain meetings of Severian with people connected with
> the Pelerines. Three of them are named - Ava, Winnoc and Mannea - but
> this one, even though the chapter is called after her, is just 'the
> Pelerine'.
> Any thoughts on what her significance could be?
> _______________________________________________
> Urth Mailing List
> To post, write urth at urth.net
> Subscription/information: http://www.urth.net
> ---
> avast! Antivirus: Inbound message clean.
> Virus Database (VPS): 100909-1, 09/09/2010
> Tested on: 9/9/2010 6:46:37 PM
> avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2010 ALWIL Software.
> http://www.avast.com

More information about the Urth mailing list