[ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear

Durrell School of Corfu durrells at otenet.gr
Wed May 30 22:59:29 PDT 2007


Jokes obviously miss fire on this group.RP
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From: "Marc Piel" <marcpiel at interdesign.fr>
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Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear


> His name was never "johnny" but "Jules". This
> should be particularly important for the americans
> amongst you because one of his achievements was
> translating Walt Whitman. Great Poet and important
> figure of american literature. (Which cannot be
> said of some of these posts).
> Marc Piel
>
> Durrell School of Corfu wrote:
>
>> Does this mean that in some editions of the Quartet there's a
>> poet-soldier called Johnny Laforgue?
>> RP
>>
>>     ----- Original Message -----
>>     From: Michael Haag <mailto:michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
>>     To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca <mailto:ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>>     Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:00 PM
>>     Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear
>>
>>     I forget in which volume or when, but at one point Durrell gave an
>>     instruction to Faber that all references to Keats should be altered
>>     to Laforgue. So much for French symbolism.
>>
>>     :Michael
>>
>>
>>
>>     On Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at 04:48 pm, slighcl wrote:
>>
>>         On 5/30/2007 11:29 AM, James Gifford wrote:
>>
>>
>>         I think this may be justifiably called a trend. The references
>>         to Blake in
>>         _Balthazar_ were initially to Keats, yet having a character by
>>         the same name
>>         was apparently too confusing to manage. My hunch, given Durrell's
>>         frequently plays on Shax (ahem...), is that the MacBeth
>>         reference was just
>>         too obvious, so some fiddling was necessary. I'd argue that any
>>         reference
>>         to Shakespeare (in particular) is a reference to the oeuvre in
>>         general,
>>         which may or may not specifically align with the play mentioned
>>         or alluded
>>         to. Of course, just what Shax meant for Durrell I can't say, but
>>         I can
>>         imagine far more than one erudite article on the topic... I'm
>>         dabbling on
>>         some things for _Prospero's Cell_, but nothing I plan to really
>>         get into any
>>         time soon.
>>
>>         Thanks, Jamie, and good to hear from you in your travels.
>>         Bill--Darley tells us that "a brilliant yellow patch on the dune
>>         showed up the cover of a pocket King Lear" (3.1).  You are a
>>         bibliographer and a collector.  Does that "yellow patch" spring
>>         from anything other than Durrell's imagination?  What pocket
>>         edition in yellow boards or covers could Darley/Durrell be
>>         recalling?
>>
>>         "Beloved Elizas"!  Alan G. Thomas would tell us how much it cost
>>         to post this to LD if we could still catch him.
>>
>>         I have just been listening to a wonderful interview that Durrell
>>         did with the CBC (1968) in which he declares that he is "a spare
>>         parts man"--taking bits and pieces from reality and remaking
>>         them as his own.  (For a transcript, see Ingersoll 100.)
>>
>>         Charles
>>
>>         -- 
>>         **********************
>>         Charles L. Sligh
>>         Department of English
>>         Wake Forest University
>>         slighcl at wfu.edu
>>         **********************
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