[ilds] RG Bitter Lemons -- hotels

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Sun Jul 8 18:27:34 PDT 2007

Michael's comment on Durrell and hotels seems right on target. Are 
hotels in Durrell liminal places? Durrell in a hotel has stopped 
traveling for the nonce, but has not checked in for the long haul. He 
belongs and he doesn't belong. In any case, he won't stay long.

Also Charlie's idea that Durrell in the cavern/tavern reflects 
Odysseus in the cave of Polyphemus is a stroke of genius. But is 
there much of a threat to our (mock) epic traveler?

W. L. Godshalk		*
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University of Cincinnati            Stellar disorder  *
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