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

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Mon Oct 17 13:54:11 PDT 2011

On 10/17/2011 12:49 PM, Gerry Quinn wrote:
> --- On *Mon, 10/17/11, Gerry Quinn /<gerry at bindweed.com>/* wrote:
> > >
> 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.
Demonstrable connections between Suzanne Delage and Proust don't 
necessarily need to be critical ones (that the story would die without) 
to be rich, or useful, or true. Nor do they need to make everything 
crystal clear---it would be nice if they did, but art is often 

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