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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
Subject: RE: (urth) brown book stories, their relevance
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 16:51:53 -0700

Mantis said some stuff.

> To blattid: I think there are strong parallels between the stories and
> Severian's story: clearly they are oracular to Severian's situation, 

Precisely -- they are parables, as I said the other week; but they are
at least partially parables he tells to himself, for his own benefit.

> To Josh Geller: But I don't recall an interplanetary war in "The Tale of a
> Boy Called Frog."  

Dude, the whole bit where Frog's brother comes and they fight and they build
the city.



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