[ilds] Justine

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Wed Apr 18 12:26:21 PDT 2007

Without ever having thought if through at all, and now wondering if it 
makes any sense, I have taken Durrell's use of capitally to mean 'in 
essence', I suppose via 'point-by-point summary', as from the Latin 
'capita', heads.  That also allows for a play on the capitulations, 
those agreements initiated by Suleyman the Magnificent with various 
European powers governing the affairs of European communities in 
Ottoman lands and still applying to Egypt until the Treaty of Montreux 
in 1937 terminated their existence twelve years hence.


On Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at 07:55  pm, slighcl wrote:

> On 4/18/2007 10:04 AM, Sumantra Nag wrote:
> [ilds] RG Justine 1.1 and 1.2  
> "Capitally, what is this city of ours? "
> The use of the word "Capitally" - any comments, please?
> I have also found that adverb singular in effect, Sumantra.  While I 
> don't know what others will say about its resonance beyond the first 
> sense of "primarily," it does have a rhetorical flair about it, 
> doesn't it?  And it was a later adjustment.  LD went back into his 
> typescript, including capitally in a blue inked addition.  Very 
> particular with his effects, that one.
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