[ilds] RG Justine 1.13 -- Jamais de la vie -- [Fwd: william j locke????]

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Thu Apr 26 17:18:40 PDT 2007

What follows is not scholarship (yet).  Rather it is a working example 
of the sort of digital synchronicity and connectivity that LD began to 
have an inkling about in /The Revolt of Aphrodite/.  CLS submits it to 
the ILDS RG at the behest of WLG.

Paraphrasing Lear, somewhere in the wilderness:  Let kinkiness thrive.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	william j locke????
Date: 	Thu, 26 Apr 2007 16:54:17 -0400
From: 	slighcl <slighcl at wfu.edu>
To: 	Bill Godshalk <godshawl at EMAIL.UC.EDU>

I feel like one of those narrators in Poe or Lovecraft. Or maybe TP's 
Oedipa Maas from /The Crying of Lot 49/.

So here I am, "going about my author's business," deep searching for the 
j/amais de la vie /query of the day.

And I strike the text of William John Locke's /Simon the Jester/ (1910), 
an author of whom and a book of which I had no awareness.


Interesting, perhaps even provocative, that a book containing characters 
named "Tom Durrell" and "Lady Durrell" also has another character 
invoking that French phrase.  Worth a thought or an email to 
WLG--perhaps those two are the same for me these days.  But perhaps not 
much else.

But then I poke into WJL's other texts--especially curiously titled,/ 
The House of Baltasar/ (1920).  Read the first page:


You need not tell me that I am overdetermining or any other proverb for 
paranoids.  But what a web I have spun myself.


Charles L. Sligh
Department of English
Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu

Charles L. Sligh
Department of English
Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu

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