[ilds] RG Justine 1.27

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Sun May 6 18:16:49 PDT 2007


That was a simple mistake and was corrected in a later Faber edition 
even before the 1962 Faber single-volume edition.  The correction 
reads: 'a diary of Alexandrian life as seen by a foreigner in the early 
thirties'.

:Michael


On Monday, May 7, 2007, at 02:07  am, william godshalk wrote:

> In 1.27, the narrator writes that Moeurs "enjoyed numerous reprintings 
> in the early thirties." In the next paragraph he says that it is "a 
> diary of Alexandrian life as seen by a stranger in the middle 
> thirties." So how does this work? It was reprinted numerous times 
> before it was written.
>
> I suppose that we may wonder about the narrator's sense of continuity. 
> How unreliable is he?
>
> And does this discrepancy hinder us from guessing just how old Justine 
> is? Apparently she married Arnauti "when she was very young."
>
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