[ilds] D's memory and D's borrowing

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 3 11:33:34 PDT 2007

The evidence grows.  But this just about QED's it.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Haag <michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
>Sent: Jun 3, 2007 9:43 AM
>To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] D's memory and D's borrowing
>While visiting Alexandria in 1977 Durrell admitted: 'I am extremely 
>incurious, and my real life seems to pass either in books or in dreams'.
>On Sunday, June 3, 2007, at 05:29  pm, william godshalk wrote:
>> I find it almost impossible to believe that D did not witness the
>> processions in Corfu Town - after all, it seems pretty conclusive that 
>> he
>> attended the Spatharis Karaghiozi performance(s) along with 
>> Stephanides. And
>> if he didnt do festivals, what was/were his source(s) for Ste
>> Marie-de-la-Mer?
>> RP
>> I, of course, exaggerate. D must have gone to some festivals, but if 
>> he had such a great memory, why did he borrow details of these 
>> festivals from other writers' books?
>> (a) Durrell was lazy, and would rather borrow text than create a text.
>> (b) D didn't like festivals and avoided them whenever possible.
>> (c) Even though D gave evidence of a miraculous memory, he really 
>> couldn't remember events he had witnessed.
>> (d) When at festivals, etc., he drank too much -- and thus could not 
>> remember what he may have seen.
>> Let speculation thrive!
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