tBotNS 1:20 Father Inire’s Mirrors - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun
May 17th, 2020 by ReReading Wolfe
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 20, "Father Inire's Mirrors"
Severian and Agia walk the Jungle Gardens as Severian tells the story of Domnina and Father Inire's mirrors. Also, we discuss Inire and Sancha's cat. It all wraps up at the hut in the Jungle.
- Filippo Di Paola on the Adamnian Steps
- The Vision of Adamnan (wikipedia)
- Filippo on the word "mensal" and on the term "monach" and the connection between Terminus Est and the Claw.
- Redditor dergrimnebulin's First Severian/Thea is Hyperion/Theia - Our Severian is his son, Helios
- Redditor tbhidgafAboutReddit suggests that Thecla's excruciation was scheduled for Holy Katherine's Feast day but had to be delayed two days.
- Redditor GoonHandz considers why the Pelerines cloaks are red
- Oliver Byrne on the Claw as a "symbol that shapes us"
- Redditor Lord_of_Atlantis that the purpose of the Claw is to GRAB Severian
- Adam Nelles-Boulton on the SHAPE of the Claw
- Brendan Greaves on discovered secret tunnels in Brazil
- Michael Grant on the analeptic alzabo, on why Abia/Erebus didn't like the flood, on what are the Witches
- Jérôme Laberge's Heirodules inspired music
- Pelycosaur (wikipedia)
- Wolfe Riddle in NYRSF
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