[ilds] [RG 2003 Justine 1.1]

James Gifford gifford at ualberta.ca
Fri Apr 6 12:31:29 PDT 2007


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Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 16:40:24 -0400
From: W.L. Godshalk
To: Anna Lillios 
Subject: DURRELL

Isabelle Keller suggests that "magnesium paper" in section 4 is a reference
to photographic paper. If so, then the line "Gold, phosphorus, magnesium
paper" may indicate that the narrator is looking at photos of his
Alexandrian past while "here" on the island (as opposed to "here" in
Alexandria).  And that would make sense of a very obscure line. The
narrator is reviewing his past with the help of photography.

Bill


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