[ilds] Durrell and the Academy

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Wed Jul 18 11:39:37 PDT 2007


On 7/18/2007 2:07 PM, Richard Pine wrote:
> The most notorious example of exclusion from the Canon is that of the 
> Canon-maker extreme, Leavis: 'Durrell is not one of us'; also, his statement 
> that Durrell, Miller and Nin 'do dirt on life'.
But Leavis certainly has see his days of power come and go.  Why after 
several changes of critical schools--regime following upon regime, like 
those serried crowns in /Macbeth--/would Durrell's writings still sit in 
the stacks waiting to be noticed? 

C&c.

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