[ilds] cowper powys (miller/durrell)

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Fri Dec 7 20:03:07 PST 2007

On 12/7/2007 10:40 PM, James Gifford wrote:
> So, what is rendered redundant in Joyce and Woolf after this 'group'?  I 
> must, to some degree, that I agree with Charles' assessment.  I lived in 
> Joyce and Woolf for many years until I read Durrell, Lowry, and Miller. 
>   The first two are particularly strong influences in making me want 
> something more from Woolf and Joyce -- I still enjoy teaching them, but 
> I can't help but feeling that I always want something more from 
> _Lighthouse_ or _Portrait_ than they can offer...
I will still read Joyce for Poldy, of course.  Poldy on lost lambkin 
little Rudy takes me down every time. 

But the Stevie Dedalus side of Gimmicky Joys I have less and less 
patience for.  When reading for pleasure, I think that I am through with 
guidebooks, skeleton keys, &c.; I am sick of singing: the bays burn deep 
and chafe . . . .


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

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