[ilds] Durrell on being categorised

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 19 13:27:47 PDT 2007

I have had a look at Charles' review of Herbrechter's book in Deus Loci 
NS7 and I see he ends it with this quote from a 1968 NY Times interview 
with Durrell: 'I'm terribly suspect.  You see, I've done these things 
that read a bit like detective stories.  But of course they're more 
than that, because I've built a whole system of question marks into 
them.  This is what bothers the critics with their passion for 
categorising.  They don't know what to call the books.'


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