[ilds] RG Bitter Lemons -- "to post with such dexterity"

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Tue Jul 10 10:32:55 PDT 2007

On 7/10/2007 1:09 PM, Pamela Francis wrote:

>Charles--I will be happy to comply, although I am presently working 8 hours 
>a day, then coming home to read (for another 6 or so hours) any one of the 
>87 books and articles on my comprehensive exams list, which must be 
>completed by Sept. 17.  But I actually presented a postcolonial reading of 
>Bitter Lemons at Louisville a few years ago--but now that I think about it, 
>you were mightily sick and didn't make it to the panel--maybe I can dig it 
>out, again in my copious free time.
>I knew I would get sucked into this list serve if I ever started...I'm not 
>sure how you guys find the time to post so often...I felt guilty all weekend 
>for spending time trying to make a simple point.  And now, a boss is looking 
>over my shoulder.  But when I go home I will do my best to demonstrate that 
>a po-co reading of a work of literature does no more disservice to it than 
>applying the author's personal life (divorces, etc.) to the text. --Pamela
Thank you for promising to post on things post---, Pamela.  Yes.  I 
recall that time at Louisville.  A bad little bug that year, indeed.  
And I recall Jamie stepping up and filling in.  Thanks again, Jamie.  No 
worries that it might happen again.  These days, whenever I travel to 
Louisville, I always bring along a doctor--Dr. William Lee.  

You mention that you fear "sucking in."  Well, I certainly hope that 
reading and talking about Durrell will never come to be seen as a burden 
or as a crime.  O those dark Satanic Mills of the Academy.    Straight 
out of Blake, really.

        Bring me my bow of burning gold:
        Bring me my arrows of desire:
        Bring me my spear: O clouds unfold!
        Bring me my chariot of fire.

        I will not cease from mental fight,
        Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
        Till we have built Jerusalem
        In England's green and pleasant land.


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

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