(urth) memory and Suzanne (offshot of Typhon's nature)

Jerry Friedman jerry_friedman at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 17 13:47:24 PDT 2011

>From: Gerry Quinn gerry at bindweed.com
>I don’t agree that the name of the main character in Suzanne Delage is significant, or that it is about memory.  Sure, the name is apparently that of a minor ?>character in Proust, and Wolfe is known to like Proust.  But nobody has ever, as far as I know, proposed any particular connection between the actual Proust >character who bears the same name, and the character in Wolfe’s story.  If the story was called Mary Macdonald, I would read it exactly the same way as I do. 
The excerpt from Proust is available at the WolfeWiki
and there are more resemblances than the character's name.  Whether these resemblances should suggest anything about the interpretation of the story is another question.
Jerry Friedman

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