[ilds] Durrell's Women

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 5 20:46:32 PDT 2007


>

As though SHE has had Darley and done with him.  Nothing left to do but 
chase her immortal scent off across the plains of Asia in the next 
book.  Durrell and Miller adored SHE.  And so did Siggy Freud.

:Michael

>
> Yes, Darley is not a strong narrator, nor is he a strong character 
> within his own narrative. He tells us that he used to write and 
> publish. He does give lectures. He likes to read in Nessim and 
> Justine's library. Melissa comes to him, rather than he to her. 
> Justine like a hunting dog drags him home to Nessim. Now, he sits on 
> his island and writes about the past -- like a character in H. Ryder 
> Haggard.
>
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