[ilds] RG Bitter Lemons --The Tree of Idleness -- bananas

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 20 06:52:59 PDT 2007

Yes.  Michael Haag once pointed out to me that in travel writing readers expect to hear "tall tales."  And I seem to recall, vaguely, that the medieval genre of this form started out being just that, fiction disguised as fact.  I will add, however, that I began reading Durrell's traveling writing expecting it to be fact.  Then I read Sicilian Carousel and realized the man was inventing everything except the landscape.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Richard Pine <richardpin at eircom.net>
>Sent: Jul 20, 2007 1:54 AM
>To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Bitter Lemons --The Tree of Idleness -- bananas
>I've just been informed that - in Canada at least - 'travel writing' (whatever that is) is listed under 'Creative Non-fiction' - does that help us categorise (if we must) Bitter Lemons?
>  ----- Original Message ----- 
>  From: william godshalk 
>  To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca 
>  Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 3:26 AM
>  Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Bitter Lemons --The Tree of Idleness -- bananas
>  Charlie sent me this. It makes you think, as so and so used to say. Poetic images and reality mix.
>  At 10:04 PM 7/19/2007, you wrote:
>    The Villa nestles within the wonderful subtropical banana plantations.  It has a stunning, panoramic view of Banana Bay, with its turquoise clear waters and breathtaking sunsets. This is a very, very special location. Plantation House is secluded and peaceful yet within easy reach of the shops, restaurants bars and supermarkets at Coral Bay Resort - which is just a short drive away. A little further on is the Akamas peninsula with it outstanding natural beauty
>    Take an 15 minute drive to Paphos Town with its tourist area and quaint harbour and castle surrounded by a great selection of fish restaurants and taverns. The Archaeological Park is here with some of the world's most famous mosaics.
>    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cyprusonline.co.uk/Villaimages/2584_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cyprusonline.co.uk/Holiday_Villas/Kissonerga/Kissonerga_1.htm&h=170&w=270&sz=16&hl=en&start=5&tbnid=KqPnXRaEIt_6pM:&tbnh=71&tbnw=113&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbanana%2Bplantation%2Bcyprus%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3DzH2 
>    So pack your ermines, Mary­We are getting out of here right now­I've seen this happen before­
>    C&c.

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