(urth) tongue in cheek (?) wolfe profile

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Sat Nov 18 04:16:18 PST 2017

Yeah, I appreciate the hyperbolic Wolfe as human wolf angle, and the closing is spot on, but much of the roasting is simply too inaccurate to be humorous. 

On November 17, 2017 9:57:20 AM EST, Marc Aramini <marcaramini at gmail.com> wrote:
>I think it is supposed to be a joke, but damn it just isn’t funny.
>Sorry to
>point your attention to something so frustrating ...
>On Friday, November 17, 2017, Eric Bourland <eb at hwaet.com> wrote:
>> You know, I just wasted ten minutes of my morning to scold this young
>> in the comments. I do not know if my comment will persist. I might
>> gotten a little hot under the collar myself.
>> Friend,
>> Wolfe was drafted in his early twenties and sent to war. If you read
>> Letters Home, you will learn more about that: a collection of loving,
>> reassuring letters that he wrote to his worried mother while he was
>> stationed in Korea. He was barely twenty-one or twenty-two. He's not
>> fascist in the slightest and not even particularly conservative; his
>> reflections, in books like Peace or Free Live Free, on the nation of
>> America are loving of America and its people and the people of the
>> If anything, he laments the foolishness of politicians. In books like
>> Fires and A Borrowed Man, you can tell he has put a great deal of
>> and a lot of reading, into the results of fascism, nationalism,
>> capitalism. It might come off as small-minded to bring up his very
>> work in the 1960s; it's not fair or advisable to judge the tone or
>> intention of a writer by his juvenalia. He was drafted by the
>> military-industrial complex of America and sent to war. He shot at
>> who were shooting at him, and none of them, I imagine, wanted to be
>> I am not trying to offend you, but the sarcastic tone of your text
>> across as anger, rather than an appreciation. You mostly just sound
>> It's OK to be angry, but I don't know if it's useful to take it out
>on Gene
>> Wolfe. Yours,
>> Eric Bourland
>> On 11/17/2017 8:47 AM, Marc Aramini wrote:
>> Here is a kind of strange profile of wolfe at the top ... I suppose
>it is
>> supposed to be a little tongue in cheek but considering that Wolfe
>> drafted and both my parents served in the military I didn’t
>appreciate the
>> “killing babies in Asia” line even if it was a joke ... a bit tone
>> https://newpoplitinteractive.wordpress.com/
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