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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 10:07:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) Jerry's link

On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, maa32 wrote:

> Hey Jerry, I wish you had never given me that link to that google group 
> "griping about Wolfe".  I read most of the threads because I wasn't used to so 
> many people blatantly saying that Wolfe was no good!  They weren't just 
> claiming that he didn't appeal to them, but that he was a bad writer! 
> I really kind of got upset at a lot of what those guys were saying, so I feel 
> like getting it off my chest to sympathetic ears. You guys can skip this if 
> you want - there is nothing earth shattering or important here.

If it makes you feel any better, I read that group regularly, and there
are some people who don't like Wolfe, but also many eloquent defenders of
his work.  Here's a few good posts in appreciation:





And here, look, I found a nice list of definitions for obscure words in
the New Sun books, for those of us without a copy of Lexicon Urthus:




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