[ilds] Atkinson stands in for personal memories

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 3 07:28:31 PDT 2007


Bill,

This story has the flat ring of truth. I believe it.  What's the title of your article and where did your publish it?

Bruce

-----Original Message-----
>From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>Sent: Jun 2, 2007 6:16 PM
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>Subject: [ilds] Atkinson stands in for personal memories
>
>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.
>
>Bill
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