[ilds] Justine

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Wed Apr 18 12:49:52 PDT 2007

And yes, Alexandria, capital of the lives of the characters in the 
book, and capital of memory (the phrase appears right after the 
prostitution booth scene in Justine, but was added late to the 


On Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at 08:26  pm, Bruce Redwine wrote:
> Durrell's diction does stick out and stick in the mind.  Perhaps 
> "capitally" plays or resonates off "Capital of Memory."  I'm not sure 
> if it appears in the Quartet, but as Michael Haag points out in 
> Alexandria:  City of Memory, the expression appears in a letter 
> Durrell wrote to Miller.  Lot of echoes in Durrell's poetic prose, and 
> a concordance of his oeuvre would be nice.
> Bruce
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