[ilds] Durrells

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 26 10:12:52 PDT 2008

However Dr. Anthony Durrell (two syllables) chooses to communicate, I find his comments Delphic and always interesting, in the true spirit of his namesake, unrelated or not.  Would he do more of it.


-----Original Message-----
>From: James Gifford <odos.fanourios at gmail.com>
>Sent: Apr 26, 2008 8:18 AM
>To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] One-Volume Alexandria Quartet
>Hello all,
>I don't want to intrude on this dialogue, but it's worth pointing out 
>for the list that Anthony Durrell (no relation) from Australia has never 
>been a member of the ILDS, nor would he be "ejected" if he signed up. 
>Likewise, for the curious, he's chosen not to subscribe to this 
>listserv, so he doesn't receive any emails unless he chooses to peruse 
>the public archives -- again, he's welcome to sign up, and we continue 
>to post the messages he sends us in the interest of being open, but he's 
>chosen to have this as a monologue rather than a dialogue.  An odd 
>practise for a therapist...  We may ask how this form of talk plays out 
>in Durrell's talk therapy in /Justine/.  Humm.
>As for the vulnerable truth seekers who become attached the fetish of 
>particular books and particular editions (and particular copies), long 
>may they thrive.  Zizek, who has great fun with commodity fetishism, 
>still has his favourite socks, and I have my favourite books.  May truth 
>seekers always be vulnerable, though I must admit that my particular 
>hunt is for complexity.
>durrell at bigpond.com wrote:
>> Dear Bruce....good to hear you again.... alas my past
> > attempts to invite ilds members into e-discussions of
> > LD's idiosyncratic and intense affective writing style
> > have been blocked in parallel to my unceremonious ilds
> > eviction....nevertheless it is noteworhty that LD
> > certainly creates vigorous attachment behaviour in his
> > literary disciples and understandably this is
> > proportional to his evocative prose which foams with
> > catalytic emotional potency that inevitably inoculates
> > the limbic loops of the recipient mind....in short
> > vulnerable truth seeking readers are prone to forms of
> > emotional dependency and attachment behaviour if too
> > many of LD's books are digested.
>> I am delighted to hear you may be heading over to
> > Australia as key note speaker for the inaugural meeting
> > of the Australian Durrell Society in november08 perhaps
> > we can explore the subjective emotive experiences of LD
> > readers during this ADS meeting....best wishes DrD

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