(urth) Borrowed Man writeup

Marc Aramini marcaramini at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 04:40:23 PDT 2018

Thanks. I really think the temp is about the subconscious fragment inside
Ern: heat makes invisible writing in the book show up and when it cools
down it disappears ... displaced space makes it cold ... coldbrook. So many
possibilities but the chick scene with him pouring swan and sweetheart in
the chocolate (chocolate greased the skid to hell) is I think at least one
other possible reason things have gone wrong - cob and his girl in the mix.
Late Wolfe is hardest Wolfe. So tricky.

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Ab de Vos <foxyab at casema.nl> wrote:

> Great work Marc.
> Could it be relevant that time is not mentioned at all by Roglich, instead
> temperature differentials are introduced when space is displaced. Very
> weird. There must be some connection between Roglichs digression about
> space, the cold and hot polarity throughout the book and the plot. An
> indication that time is involved is maybe that the dates don't fit.
> The jungle world I found very inhospitable and constricted and not a place
> to spend time. Could it not be a place like Father Inure's garden? When
> people are going in and out of the jungle-room temporal changes may be
> involved like coming back before you entered. Then there is the river - or
> brook? - of time in Urth of the New Sun.
> I believe you also mentioned an interpretation like the one of * Point
> Blank* (neo noir 1967) interpretation. Some critics said the whole movie
> was a revenge fantasy of the dying man (Lee Marvin) shot at the beginning.
> According to Wiki: "Some critics consider *Point Blank*, "a haunted,
> dream-like film that draws upon the spatial and temporal experiments of
> modernist European art cinema",[16]
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Blank_%281967_film%29#cite_note-16>
> especially the "time-fractured" films of French director Alain Resnais
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Resnais>.[17]"
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Blank_%281967_film%29#cite_note-17>
> The names bother me as well: all those Co..'s and the fact that Payne and
> Fish are not mentioned in the list. Why not? Are they two known characters
> in disguise?
> I found Camestros Felapton's remarks interesting as a partial list of
> Wolfean tropes stretching back to Cerberus and not only characterizing his
> later work.
> Op 29-9-2018 om 21:27 schreef Marc Aramini:
> Here is my writeup on A borrowed man - two to go (land across, evil
> guest).
> https://pastebin.com/3Ph363VX
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