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Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Sat Apr 21 11:58:09 PDT 2007


It is clear that you have not lived any of the 
sentiments that LD lived, and you pretend to be an 
artist. A bullshit artist! You asked for this, and 
got it!

andy wrote:

> gentlemen
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> and ladies, may i presume?
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> may this gentle day greet you with warmth
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> a few rambling thoughts of a saturday morning.
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> my purpose in being here is to learn.
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> i heartlily encourage all list members to question my comments, 
> criticize without fear, but most importantly, correct me where you feel 
> my thinking is in error.
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> i would like to offer a few thoughts for your consideration.
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> firstly, in reference to durrell's question, why do we continue to hurt 
> each other?
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> ordinary people achieve their destinies through life.
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> artists through imagination.
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> by reworking their realities.
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> so why do we continue to hurt each other?
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> we are artists.
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> you cannot know something unless you break it.
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> and that which we break, we always love the most.
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> moving on, a question was asked, what were these four...really....to 
> durrell?
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> each of you writes.
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> what were your characters to you?
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> amalgams.
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> made into demigods.
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> now in reference to the subject of judaisim, i would offer it as a 
> device durrell used to centerpiece the kabbalah, his key to the 
> clockwork of time, which incidentally, is the core reason i joined this 
> group--to unravel ld's quantum theory of literature, so i assume we will 
> get to that in due time--but a more sublte reaons ld centerpieced 
> judiasim was to work off a plethora of unreconciled conflicts inherited 
> as the legacy of two jewish wives to one gentle gentile.
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> lastly, i feel dickens was the greatest child abuser in literary history.
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> i use a child in my novel.
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> guaranteed to draw tears.
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> especially if an oprhan.
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> or worse.
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> the cuckoo bastard.
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> so being an unemotional meatcutter
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> i cleave durrel's use of the child
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> from all emotion
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> and reduce it to a very effective literary device
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> viz, a lone man on a lone island with a lone child, unnamed, all three 
> cold, him feeding the fire, of his heart and mind and reader, with an 
> opening that cannot fail to touch the coldest heart.
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> i charge him with wanton over sentimentality.
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> comment vous?
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> best to all
> andy
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