[ilds] Silent Plum Wine?

James Gifford odos.fanourios at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 08:40:37 PDT 2008

Hello all,

I just stumbled across this passage in Angela David-Gardner's novel
/Plum Wine/, and I thought I'd share it with the group:

She thought of last night, how little he'd said.  Perhaps it was
characteristic.  Perhaps he became more reserved, when moved.  The
building was steeped in silence.  A line from Lawrence Durrell came to
her mind: "Does not everything depend upon our interpretation of the
silence around us?"

I wonder just how often we all find such things in contemporary reading
materials?  I can think of a few Canadian authors who've overtly cited
Durrell, even two who were up for or got the Governor General's Award.
Is it widespread?  Contagious?

Best to everyone from snowbound Alberta.

James Gifford
Department of English
University of Victoria
Victoria, B.C., Canada

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