[ilds] Durrell quote

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Tue May 13 10:40:45 PDT 2008

The following quote appeared in a travel brochure put out by Purdue University.  Where is it from?

"The whole Mediterranean, the sculpture, the palm, the gold beads, the
bearded heroes, the wine, the ideas, the ships, the moonlight, the winged
gorgons, the bronze men, the philosophers ---all of it seems to rise in the
sour pungent taste of these black olives between the teeth.  A taste older
than meat, older than wine. A taste as old as cold water."

~Lawrence Durrell, British novelist, poet, dramatist and travel writer

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