[ilds] RG Justine 1.1-9-- active reading -- Durrell's control?

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Thu Apr 19 18:36:39 PDT 2007


Maybe I'm not reading carefully enough. Perhaps we are quarrelling 
about textual indeterminancy. That is, what Durrell doesn't want us 
to know, he doesn't tell us. Dad can flip through Justine all he 
wants, and he'll never find a description of Justine in the nude. The 
narrator tells us that she's nude, but no description. Is this what 
you mean by D.'s control of the text?

WLG
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