(urth) Spring Wind
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Wed Sep 29 13:43:07 PDT 2010
> DAVID STOCKHOFF-
> I like the comparison of Horn to John Carter of Mars. But I only read
> the first book long ago and have forgotten it. Is there any direction
> the connection gives us? Certainly Wolfe must have been in a
> Burroughs kind of mood for a while there, given all the six-legged
> creatures. Speaking of which, there is a movie version of John Carter
> of Mars due out in 2012. And going on another tangent, I always think
> of the inhumi as a metaphor for what happens when a writer falls under
> the influence of another writer: if you read a lot of Melville while
> you are writing, don't be surprised if it ends up retaining some of
> the character of Melville. And Wolfe himself enjoys imitation; he did
> a great Dunsany pastiche once. He is very conscious, if not
> self-conscious, of the process of literary digestion and re-creation.
> It's more than just reference---it's re-working.
Perhaps Wolfe was intrigued the parallels between the Whorl and
Pellucidar and decided to double-down on Burroughs.
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