[ilds] 57

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 7 16:10:27 PST 2008


The answer is 57.  As Angela Landsbury, the Red Queen, says, more or less, to John McGiver, playing the role of a U.S. Senator in the Manchurian Candidate, "The number is fifty-seven.  There are exactly fifty-seven Communists in the U.S. State Department!"  She got the number from a jar of Heinz ketchup on their kitchen table.  Fifty-seven, more importantly, is also the number of the footnote in William Leigh Godshalk's seminal essay, "Some Sources of Durrell's Alexandria Quartet," in Critical Essays on Lawrence Durrell, ed. Alan Warren Friedman (Boston, 1987), 170-71.  In that crucial and historic note, Godshalk reveals Durrell's unattributed source for the inverted mirage passage in Balthazar.


Bruce

-----Original Message-----
>From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>Sent: Mar 7, 2008 4:34 PM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] The Lost Art of Lying
>
 
>But what is the count of wordstaken from any particular writer and any particular work in copyright?How many free words did he have when he waswriting?



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