[ilds] RG Bitter Lemons -- places of limitation

Richard Pine richardpin at eircom.net
Mon Jul 9 00:58:47 PDT 2007


And the way out of this imperfect world is the gnostic suicide. RP
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From: "Michael Haag" <michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
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Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 3:53 AM
Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Bitter Lemons -- places of limitation


> Durrell certainly liked constricted places, cut off places, places 
> where his writ was cosmic.  World, as I say; one world or the other, 
> and for Durrell the point was that this was not the real one.
> 
> :Michael
> 
> 
> On Monday, July 9, 2007, at 03:44  am, william godshalk wrote:
> 
>> Michael, you'll never get out of here alive.
>>
>> But I meant something more, shall we say, limited. Like Darley's
>> island. Like islands in general. Like embassy compounds. Like a small
>> town in southern France?
>>
>> Okay, you can always leave a town or an island or a compound. But at
>> the same time these are isolated places in some sense. Even Clito's
>> wine shop is an enclosed place. He won't let his wife in (though
>> later he is taken home by his daughter). Thank god for daughters, I 
>> say.
>>
>> And doesn't this chapter move from the "big picture" of an island in
>> change to the pictures on a wine shop wall. The wine shop in itself
>> is a liminal place for Durrell. A special of male companionship,
>> where all come together in  -- drink. As Charlie suggests.
>>
>> Bill
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