[ilds] RG 1.6 -- the narrator meets Justine

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Sun Apr 29 16:54:27 PDT 2007


No, it is not up for interpretation, for the reasons I have given.

> He has just been talking of Justine in 1.9.  And he goes on to talk 
> about her in 1.11.  It is one continuous progression of sightings 
> leading up to their meeting at the Atelier.

And if it was not already clear enough, Durrell made it even clearer by 
adding 'Justine'.

:Michael



On Monday, April 30, 2007, at 12:38  am, william godshalk wrote:

>
>
> It seems odd that one should rely on the Dutton editions when Durrell 
> was working with Faber.  The Dutton editions are likely to contain 
> errors not of the author's or original editor's making, which if one 
> likes that sort of ambiguity and indeterminacy then fine, but it is 
> not original to the work.  They also preserve, as we see, earlier 
> errors that were corrected by the author.  Always best to work with 
> the material over which the author has had control.
>
>
>
> But in the Faber -- and I now have a first impression with a first 
> impression dust jacket -- the woman in the white sandals is not 
> identified. Without the narrator's identification, the identity of the 
> woman is up for interpretation. I think.
>
> WLG
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