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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 01:26:02 -0500
From: Jeff Wilson 
Subject: Re: (urth) 5HC a good introduction to wolfe? (was Washington Post 

> From: Alex David Groce 

> Another random minor 5HC tidbit:
> The man in black who arrests V.R.T. being from (at least for the
> moment) The Department of Public Works, Subdepartment of Sewers and
> Drains could be a nice little nod to Solzhenitsyn's "The History of
> Our Sewage Disposal System" except 5HC is 1972 and _The Gulag
> Archipelago_ didn't come out until 1973 in the US.

Vaguely recalled from a transcribed radio interview of Wolfe:
	"The Fifth Head of Cerberus" was written about 1971-2; Wolfe used it
for a workshop story where Knight was teaching. Knight offered to
publish it if Wolfe could supply two other novellas to go with it. THE
FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS, the volume including the three stories, came out
about 1976, so Wolfe had plenty of time to read Solzhenitsyn and turn in
"V.R.T." later.

Jeff Wilson
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