(urth) Drotte-Roche mixup
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Sun Apr 17 13:30:49 PDT 2011
(bonus points for antechamber reference, except I recall matte and
chocolate being the two choices---???)
On 4/17/2011 4:13 PM, Gerry Quinn wrote:
> From: "Tony Ellis" <tonyellis69 at btopenworld.com>
>> Jeff Wilson wrote:
>>> We do know that various office functions are still being expected of
>>> as he writes. Time passes, Dr Talos comes and goes. Sev could as easily
>>> gone a final weekend trip, moved his bowels, and approved a dozen
>>> executions between writing "Roche" and "Drotte".
>> He takes a break on page *two* of his memoirs? In the middle of
>> writing an exciting bit? I don't find that very persuasive. Moreover,
>> the reason we know about these little interruptions is because
>> Severian tells us when they happen. If Wolfe wanted us to think that
>> Severian had made a memory slip across such an interruption, he could
>> have written it that way.
> Some supporting evidence that Severian is hard to interrupt when he
> gets into the flow of writing:
> "I have also ordered that Nicarete be brought to me, and when I was
> writing of our capture, a moment ago, my chamberlain entered to say
> she waited my pleasure." (The Claw of the Conciliator)
> The capture was some 25-30 pages earlier.
> Hopefully some functionary of Severian's made sure that Nicarete was
> supplied with tea and buns while she waited in Severian's antechamber...
> - Gerry Quinn
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