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Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 20:32:42 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: Re: (urth) catamites and narrators

At 08:01 PM 9/16/2002, Borski wrote:

>Among my many works-in-progress (most of which will probably never see light
>of day), but promised to another venue, is an essay entitled "The Stained
>Altar Boy: The Pederast as Villain in the Works of Gene Wolfe."

Good points, and there are other examples also. But I question your title, 
since Wolfe grew up outside the Roman Catholic church. I doubt he had much 
if any knowledge of this problem growing up -- though I cannot recall if 
Louisiana was where he spent time as a youth, so he might have encountered 
it by hearsay. At any rate, I would question whether he had altar boy 
molestation in mind as he wrote these works -- as your title would imply to 
most readers of your essay.




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