(urth) Severian of Gabala

Ab de Vos foxyab at casema.nl
Wed Jan 17 16:06:06 PST 2018

Hi Keith,

Probably you will make a lot of errors as everybody does who tries to 
make sense of Wolfes books. They have an impenetrable character almost 
esoteric so don't worry about it.

There is not much to connect between the two Severians except the name.

Op 18-1-2018 om 00:16 schreef Keith Sadler:
> Hello all! This is my first post on this mailing list, and thus I 
> apologize in advance if I've made an error, or offered a silly 
> question. I've been following and reading through for a while.
> Is there anything to be read into Severian sharing a name with 
> Severian of Gabala? I'm currently half through 'In Green's Jungles' in 
> terms of the Solar Cycle series and I've read through a number of his 
> other books.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severian_of_Gabala
> One rather unhelpful friend suggested that Gene Wolfe was writing in a 
> pre-Google era and thus it might be coincidence? I think I can be 
> fairly certain that there is very little happenstance that Gene Wolfe 
> offers in his worlds.
> -- 
> Keith Sadler
> about.me/keithsadler
> Keith Sadler on about.me
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