Many thanks to Arthur and Micky for getting the mailing list going!
In regard to Karen Yost's posting about A Feasible Solution, I'll put my
$ 0.02 in. When Willie returned from Cyprus, Burnside was genuinely angry
with him. He was upset that an opportunity for deviousness was passed by
- but fully justified by Burnside's hatred of the KGB. I think he was
also disguising his deviousness of holding back Laura from going to
Cyprus with Willie - this was his chance to get close to Laura. In a
sense too Burnside sees himself as vulnerable because of his affection
for Laura, and vented this concern about himself against Willie and Jill.
I saw Willie's working relationship with Jill as a great expression of
the character - he's a more honest individual than Burnside.
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