(urth) Introduction and Breath

soloviev at irit.fr soloviev at irit.fr
Thu Apr 14 00:26:11 PDT 2011

Dear Jerry,

yes, it is me, but I visited this (Urth) list because I am
a long time admirer of (most of) Wolfe's oeuvre. Glad to see you

(Nowadays I am still often looking the posts at Nabokov's list, but
seldom posting myself.)



>> From: "soloviev at irit.fr" <soloviev at irit.fr>
>> Greetings -
>> well, I am sure that it is my first posting to the list
>> (glad that I am here).
> Hi, Sergei.  Was it partly a mention of Pale Fire that got you to delurk
> (if
> you're the same Sergei Soloviev I remember from NABOKV-L)?
>> I think an important example of withholding certain information
>> (if not lie) can be found in the end of the "Book of the Short
>> Sun" where Horn-Silk is visiting Urth with Jahlee and others,
>> and Severian as a boy is helping him to return Scylla (Cilinia) to her
>> coffin. There were several meetings with Severian, meeting
>> with Gurloes, Triskele etc. It gives some idea what information
>> Severian may withhold in the "Book of the New Sun".
> Like Editor B, I'm interested in why people call Severian unreliable.  I
> find it
> so unlikely that he'd leave out the visits from Horn-Silk (who he thinks
> is
> Master Malrubius), that I've wondered whether that Severian is in a
> different
> timeline.
> Editor B, Pale Fire is one of my favorite books too, but when I mention it
> or
> Nabokov here, no one responds.
> Jerry Friedman
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