[ilds] Durrell's Males priggish

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 6 10:37:03 PDT 2007


Jay Gatsby's obsession with that flapper Daisy and a distant green light -- why do those traits make him more appealing than Darley and his Justine and the mirage of Alexandria?  Seems to me we need a woman's point of view re Darley and his problems.

Bruce

-----Original Message-----
>From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>Sent: Jul 6, 2007 10:13 AM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] Durrell's Males priggish 
>
>Isn't this a rather priggishcriticism of Darley as narrator?  
>Priggish criticism of a priggish narrator? There is a grab of melancholyover Darley which always makes a man a prig.
>
>Bill 
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