In his latest essay for Ultan’s Library, “The Feast of Saint Katharine (with a “K”)”, Wolfe scholar and lexicographer Michael Andre-Driussi examines the origins of the published four-volume The Book of the New Sun as a projected novella.
What might that novella have been like? Which parts of that original short version survive in the greatly expanded story that we now have? And why did Wolfe change his original plan and go for something so much longer?
Andre-Driussi sifts through the evidence and shares his findings with the readers of Ultan’s Library.
“The Feast of Saint Katharine (with a “K”)” is due to be published in Ultan’s Library on Wednesday 30 March 2016.