[ilds] how many daughters hath Durrell?

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Tue Jul 10 17:45:05 PDT 2007


I would not worry about it.

:Michael


On Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at 01:36  am, william godshalk wrote:

> Two daughters.  One by Nancy, one by Eve.  Nancy took away his first
> daughter in 1942.  Eve took away his second daughter in 1955.  Durrell
> could have been writing to either daughter.  But in Bitter Melons he
> only ever lets on about one daughter.  So we are to assume he is
> writing to that same daughter . . . . writes Michael.
>
> The two references to "daughter" in BL seem vague to me. Yes, he had 
> two daughters in reality, but I think it's difficult to be sure that 
> there's only one in BL. When I look at the references with attention, 
> I get the impression there are two, but does it make any difference to 
> the narrative how many there may be?
>
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