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Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 04:29:58 +0100 (BST)
From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Nicholas=20Gevers?= 
Subject: Re: (urth) Wash Post article

I concede that listing 5HC as part of the Briah Cycle
is an experimental proposition, but if it leads to a
fuller understanding of Wolfe's baroque/SF oeuvre--and
it should, for reasons evident in my article--it has
some chance of becoming axiomatic. Wolfe himself sees
no difficulties with the Briah structure as I present

--Nick Gevers.

 --- "Kevin J. Maroney"  wrote: 
> Numbering _Fifth Head_ as part of "the Briah cycle",
> as you did in your 
> article, is misleading and, frankly, wrong. There is
> no plot, character, or 
> setting connection between _Fifth Head_ and the
> various _Sun_ novels, and 
> calling it such sets up expectations in a new reader
> which I feel will not 
> be met. Does it resonate with the other novels? Yes,
> but so does "Seven 
> American Nights"; that doesn't make "Seven American
> Nights" part of "the 
> Briah cycle".

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