[ilds] Durrell's Last Works

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Thu May 8 11:45:01 PDT 2008


"But what if Durrell's dying away gradually was a source of interest and a deeply human thing?  I think that I will go back to it with much more compassion this next time."


Yes, Charles, me too.


Bruce

-----Original Message-----
>From: slighcl <slighcl at wfu.edu>
>Sent: May 8, 2008 10:17 AM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] Durrells
>
>On 5/8/2008 12:42 PM, Bruce Redwine wrote:
>> And at the end of his life, as Charles points out, he was very tired.  He never solved the problem and got all those selves to mesh.
>That last phase really interests me now, Bruce, perhaps because of our 
>discussions here.  I have had strong, negative reactions to the /Quintet 
>/in the past.  I think that Shaw called the Dickens of /Edwin Drood/ "a 
>man already 3/4 dead," and I suspect that in the past I have been guilty 
>of that sort of prejudice toward the last novels.  But what if Durrell's 
>dying away gradually was a source of interest and a deeply human thing?
>
>I think that I will go back to it with much more compassion this next time.
>
>Charles



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