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Crying of C.J. Cherryh's characters



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>Date: Fri, 16 Oct 92 06:53:19 -0700
>From: seth@cie.uoregon.edu (Seth Scott)
>Subject: C.J. Cherryh List
(...) An off-color question: does anyone, in any of Cherryh's books, cry? The hani never do; perhaps they can't. I wonder if this is generalizable to all of Cherryh's characters. (...)
				Seth Scott


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>From: Lesley Grant <lgrant>
>Subject: Re: C. J. Cherryh List
>Date: Mon, 19 Oct 92 10:04:19 BST
> >From: seth@cie.uoregon.edu (Seth Scott)


> An off-color question: does anyone, in any of Cherryh's books, cry? > The hani never do; perhaps they can't. I wonder if this is generalizable to > all of Cherryh's characters.
People rarely cry, but there are examples, quite a few from _Cyteen_ (which is not exactly a happy book...). Azi cry. Children brutalised by adults cry (_Cyteen_ is *really* not a happy book). People all alone in alien worlds cry (_Chanur_, _Cookoo's Egg_). Generally it's people in a position of weakness and alienation who break down. Other people may want to cry, but are physically unable (the race in _Cookoo's Egg_, for example).

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				Lesley

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