[ilds] satori?

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Tue May 29 16:48:53 PDT 2007

Bruce smuggles through another bit of forbidden faerie fruit (apologies 
Hope Mirrlees):

>>>satori of the soul!.....AD
Would somebody please be helpful and tell me how the notion of /satori 
/came into currency with Durrell and his contemporaries? 

I first encountered through Durrell and Cortázar, who seem to start to 
mention at about the same 1960s moment. Thus in 1963 in /Rayuela /(part 61):

> Final melancólico: Un satori es instantáneo y todo lo resuelve. Pero 
> para llegar
> a él habría que desandar la historia de fuera y la de dentro. Trop 
> tard pour moi.
> Crever en italien, voire en occidental, c'est tout ce qui me reste. 
> Mon petit café
> crème le matin, si agréable...

And Durrell in an interview or two also mentions the concept.  So who 
was popularizing the idea?  Whence the trend?


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

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