[ilds] Po-co/poco

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 11 14:40:50 PDT 2007

I've tried to read Bhabha -- impossible English.  If a thought can't be expressed clearly and succinctly, I lose patience.  A serious failing of mine, I admit, especially when dealing with today's scholarship.  Fruitless line of argument?  Then let someone bring up another topic.


-----Original Message-----
>From: James Gifford <gifford at uvic.ca>
>Sent: Jul 11, 2007 2:27 PM
>To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] Po-co/poco
>Bruce wrote:
>> Sounds like Bhabha and Fanon are inventing things
>> to say, which, if they didn't, would result in the death
>> of po-co.
>Well, if you go and read them, perhaps in the context of _Bitter
>Lemons_ you can find a way to refute some or all of their arguments or
>maybe find points of agreement for fruitful discussion.  However,
>unless we're getting down to specific examples, I still say continuing
>this thread on the listserv is a dead end (a knot in the thread?) made
>up of generalization and blanket statements.
>So, what about that prodding mention of Suez in the first real
>sentence of _Bitter Lemons_?  Isn't this an implicit tip of the hat to
>the ills of Cyprus having a much broader context?
>> Bruce

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