[ilds] On Flops

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 27 08:55:39 PDT 2007


Another flop.


BR


-----Original Message-----
>From: Richard Pine <richardpin at eircom.net>
>Sent: Oct 27, 2007 2:21 AM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] On Flops
>
>I feel very sorry for people who lack a sense of humour. RP

----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: "Bruce Redwine" <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
>>To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>>Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 9:25 PM
>>Subject: [ilds] On Flops
>>
>>
>>>I guess Rexroth was in the vanguard of po-co.  In terms of Durrell's 
>>>writing in Stiff and Esprit, I think Kenneth was right on target.  The 
>>>stories are bad, not because of their subject matter, but because they're 
>>>just badly constructed.  Out of the twenty-nine stories in Antrobus 
>>>Complete (Faber, 1985), I find five humorous.  The rest are forced and 
>>>contrived.  In short, they're flops, bad jokes.
>>>
>>>
>>> BR



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