[ilds] RG Bitter Lemons -- "This Magnetic Island" & "Cyprus After Durrell"

Richard Pine richardpin at eircom.net
Sat Jul 7 02:02:41 PDT 2007

The Durrell School of Corfu has an ever-growing hard-copy archive of everything we can acquire either electronically or at affordable prices. This includes a very large number of Masters and PhD theses, conference papers, learned journal articles etc.
Anyone wishing to contribute their own, or anyone else's writings on either Lawrence or Gerald Durrell, please send to: durrells at otenet.gr, with 'Donation to Durrell Library' as the subject.
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  From: slighcl 
  To: marcpiel at interdesign.fr ; ilds at lists.uvic.ca 
  Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 11:11 PM
  Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Bitter Lemons -- "This Magnetic Island" & "Cyprus After Durrell"

  On 7/6/2007 3:44 PM, Marc Piel wrote: 
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=travel&res=9E03E5D71F3DF936A25757C0A96E958260Thanks, Marc.  I had read that NYTIMES piece some time ago, but you have helped to bring it out.

  We are creating something of a dossier with our documents.  All of these are notes towards a Durrellian Archive.  What do they tell us?

  Whereas Durrell has slipped badly in academic accounts of twentieth-century literary history, I find that in treatments of place and travel--especially journalistic accounts of place and travel--Durrell is still a strong reference point.  If a newspaper article in the Guardian or the New York Times treats Corfu or Cyprus or Alexandria, then Durrell is still invoked as having something to say.  That heartens me.

  I encourage anyone with Durrellian news or articles to submit here on the ILDS listserv and to submit often.  This ILDS listserv, sponsored and facilitated by people in the academy and read and built by a larger general audience, can do its part to undo the past neglect.


Charles L. Sligh
Department of English
Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu


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