(urth) WK; Arnthor's feast
marcaramini at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 13:31:09 PDT 2017
If you followed the other posts, I was getting at something else, of
course: Morcaine and Arnthor (and everyone, really) are collapsing into one
dream-like figure engaged in a pre-birth struggle, that between siblings
fighting for resources who will soon become one chimeric twin to be born
into America - "how far to the dream my mother had?" - simultaneously
vastly and impossibly distant while shockingly omnipresent. Of all Wolfe's
works, I think this and There Are Doors reduce to almost entirely internal
On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 1:11 PM, <incanto at mtecom.net> wrote:
> - The transformation of Morcaine's face into her brother also reduces
> them into a "sibling" character, though it only seems to make thematic
> rather than surface plot sense.
> - "[Morcaine's] face became that of her brother, I cannot say how. I
> was not conscious of having turned, yet it was to him I spoke."
> I think GW is giving us a glimpse here of Morcaine's sorcery. She
> "intercepted" the communication meant for her brother. How much of that
> Arnthor knows about we don't know. Classic Wolfe. FW.
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