[ilds] Atkinson stands in for personal memories

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Sat Jun 2 18:16:08 PDT 2007

I wonder if Durrell uses Atkinson because he himself did NOT 
experience the processions and festivals that he wanted to write 
about. I know that I've written this before, but Jean Franchette told 
me that Durrell was not the adventurous sort. He'd rather sit in the 
chair than go to the Gypsy conclave. He needed sources because he had 
no memories to draw from.

I wish someone would convince me otherwise.

W. L. Godshalk		*
Department of English         *
University of Cincinnati            Stellar disorder  *
Cincinnati OH 45221-0069      *

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