[ilds] Eagleton on Durrell

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Wed May 30 15:27:49 PDT 2007

Moreover, the review itself is a trashing of Lawrence Durrell.  It is a savage attack on the man and his life based on either willful misrepresentation or smug prejudice or both.  For some, I guess, fame is both irresistible and a license to abandon fairness and decency.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Haag <michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
>Sent: May 30, 2007 2:52 PM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] Eagleton on Durrell & Corfu
>I agree with Bruce on that.  And I am shocked at how easily 'the 
>academy' makes excuses for that sort of dishonest behaviour.  I'm all 
>right, Jack, and to hell with integrity.
>On Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at 09:32  pm, Bruce Redwine wrote:
>> I guess enough has been said about Eagleton's review of NacNiven's 
>> biography of Durrell, but for Eagleton to say "he couldn't possibly 
>> read everything he was asked to review" -- I find that statement 
>> utterly despicable.  The man has little integrity about book > reviewing.
>> Bruce
>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: James Gifford <odos.fanourios at gmail.com>
>>> Sent: May 30, 2007 12:33 PM
>>> To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>>> Subject: [ilds] Eagleton on Durrell & Corfu
>>> The review's note on the unread copy of _Justine_ is very likely a 
>>> copy of
>>> one of Said's comments on Durrell, and it recurs for Eagleton, as 
>>> I've noted
>>> in a previous email.  Suffice to say, when I asked him about the 
>>> review, he
>>> said he couldn't possibly read everything he was asked to review, but
>>> they're eager to have his name attached to a review, whether positive 
>>> or
>>> negative.  Fair enough...

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