[ilds] RG Justine

Durrell School of Corfu durrells at otenet.gr
Sun Jun 10 00:15:01 PDT 2007


Too much wild horta.
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From: "william godshalk" <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
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Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 10:38 PM
Subject: [ilds] RG Justine


> Douglas Bush, my dissertation director (or he would have been, but we 
> had "theses" rather than "dissertations") used to say that 
> similarities were less interesting that differences. I think I've 
> already made that comment, but it's still a good thought. The 
> similarities between Warner and Durrell simply tell us that Durrell 
> took material from Warner.
> 
> But this is one of Durrell's additions to Warner: "Macedonian 
> slingers-of-the-line farting like goats." Warner has no farting 
> goats, nor no slingers-of-the-line.
> 
> For some years after I first read this line, I had no idea what 
> Durrell meant by "farting like goats." But in 1964-1965 I had the 
> distinct pleasure of living next door to a herd of goats. A goat fart 
> sounds like a .22 rifle shot. Rather disconcerting the first time you 
> hear it from the adjoining field.
> 
> But why do Durrell's slingers fart like goats?
> 
> Bill
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