[ilds] RG Bitter Lemons -- Frangos

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Mon Jul 9 20:28:54 PDT 2007

Does anyone have thoughts about Durrell's use of epigraphs in /Bitter 

We might imagine these epigraphs as a kind of general horizon or 
backdrop against which the particulars of the chapter are enacted. 

Or we might think of them as a kind of choric commentary. 

If so, what then? 

Particulars always help, don't they?  Here follows one epigraph from 
"Voices at the Tavern Door":

        "So long as he has a tooth left a fox won't be pious."

What does that epigraph mean in terms of this chapter?  Tooth?  Fox?  
Piety?  Please help.

Charles, home at last

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

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