[ilds] DG Bitter Lemons -- Coleridge

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 5 18:58:03 PDT 2007


Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo, The Quest for Corvo.

:Michael


On Friday, July 6, 2007, at 02:50  am, Bruce Redwine wrote:

> "Kubla Khan," l. 1:  "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure 
> dome decree."  The allusion doesn't work for me, unless taken 
> ironically, i.e., the final outcome being anything but.
>
> Another hard nut:  "or on that of a Corvo, flitting like some huge 
> fruit-bat down these light-bewitched alleys. . . . "  What's going on 
> here?  Italian "corvo" = crow, raven.  Why the capital C?  Is it a 
> place name?  Or is Durrell or Stendhal or both on the back of a crow 
> flitting through the back alleys of Venice, prefiguring the Lord of 
> the Rings?
>
> Bruce
>
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>> Sent: Jul 5, 2007 5:37 PM
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>> Subject: [ilds] DG Bitter Lemons -- Coleridge
>>
>> "Apparently the hotel was to be an echo of Coleridge" (last page of
>> "Towards an Eastern Landfall.")
>>
>> I assume it's the word "Dome" that sets off the echo. But why does
>> Durrell mention it?
>>
>> Bill
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