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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) RE: Why is a chem needed...
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 16:29:29 +0100

Just a thought.   Auk is to Silk as Hildegrin is to Severian?

Hildegrin is in some ways Severian's dark/underworld/criminal twin.  He is
present at the rebirth of Severian's mother/lover Dorcas:  in fact rescues
and advises Severian at that time: so he is a sort of psychopomp.  In his
terminal conflict with Apu-Punchau/Severian in the Stone Town he is killed
**because** he does not recognise the union of Severian with his client (as
I read it)

Can anyone draw out other threads here?

         Andy R

> of his way to define the name with it's MALE definition rather than the
> FEMALE one. She's the lover of Auk who is thematically linked to Silk (as
> kind of "soul doppelganger") in so many ways it will take four essays to
> describe them. It is quite reasonable to ask how are Silk's and Auk's love
> affairs are similar?


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