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Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 09:05:09 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) PEACE: Morryster's _Marvells of Science_ (SPOILERS for
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 5/6/02 11:47 PM, Michael Andre-Driussi at mantis@siriusfiction.com wrote:

> Does THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY (1911) have some reference to that title?

Not the 1911 book, apparently, but THE UNABRIDGED DEVIL'S DICTIONARY (2000)
ed. David E. Schultz & S. T. Joshi, iirc.  Unfortunately my library's copy
is charged out, so I can't check the context.

> Yes, then Lovecraft used it later, but I've misplaced the note on which
> story that was.

"The Festival" (as the magic Google rapidly revealed).

> The indirect quote that Adam refers to is not included in the Bierce story,
> nor is it germane to that story, yet the story itself is rather germane
> toward PEACE as a whole, or so it seems to me

Perhaps I'm being dense, but I'm not sure how.  The Bierce story  is about a
man so affected by something he reads in a book that it leads to his death;
Weer certainly reads a lot, but I don't think his reading was responsible
for his life having gone sour.



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