[ilds] L shaped

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Wed May 30 07:11:02 PDT 2007

Bill, the only "L-Shaped Room" I can think of is the Leslie Caron film of 1962 -- not what you have in mind, I'm sure.  Which famous Conrad story are you referring to?  I too think of houses in the desert as being built like small fortifications, caravansary-type structures.


-----Original Message-----
>From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>Sent: May 29, 2007 6:33 PM
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>Subject: [ilds] L shaped
>In 3.1 (p. 163), Justine's Summer Palace is an "L-shaped block of 
>buildings." I immediately thought of Conrad's famous L-shaped room. 
>But the connection is tenuous or perhaps nonexistent. In any case, 
>would an L-shaped compound be efficient in the desert? I would go for 
>an inner courtyard surrounding the water supply with the buildings 
>built around as shelter.
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