[ilds] who reads Justine these days?

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 17 12:31:45 PDT 2007


I agree.  Just look at a couple of his perennial choices:  Salter and Didion.  Good writers but not in the same league as Durrell.  Lightweights in comparison.

Bruce

-----Original Message-----
>From: Anna Lillios <lillios at mail.ucf.edu>
>Sent: Jun 17, 2007 8:18 AM
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>Subject: Re: [ilds] who reads Justine these days?
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>When I was a student at Bennington College, I took a course on the novel from Alan Cheuse.  I didn't trust his judgment then--and I don't now.  He's not the type of person to appreciate Durrell.  Who's read THE GRANDMOTHER'S CLUB and THE LIGHT POSSESSED (Cheuse's novels)?  Just because he has a job at NPR doesn't mean he is the nation's arbiter of literature that will last the test of time.  His novels surely haven't.
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>>>> MICHAEL HAAG <michaelhaag at btinternet.com> 06/16/07 6:35 PM >>>
>http://neglectedbooks.com/?p=163
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