On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, circadian rhyme wrote: >Philip Hart writes: > > SKZB might also have been riffing on Borges - this sort of referential > play is typical of the latter's work, and the former's - I'm thinking > of the joke about Rosenkranz and Guildenstern somewhere in Paarfi. > > For completeness's sake, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" is > a Tom Stoppard play. > And for utterly complete completeness, the reference to "Redwreath and Goldstar Have Traveled to Deathsgate" was made by Pamela Dean (the "Dean of Pamlar University"), in the preface to 500YA. See: http://world.std.com/~mam/Cracks-and-Shards/jokes.html#Stoppard Maintained by the esteemed Dr. Whom, aka "The Filker With No Nickname".