[ilds] QUESTION

William Apt billyapt at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 5 08:51:45 PDT 2008


Thanks, James.  That was certainly helpful.  I'll take your advice.
 
 
> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 09:34:14 -0600> From: odos.fanourios at gmail.com> To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca> Subject: Re: [ilds] QUESTION> > Hello William,> > I'm afraid I can't answer your question, but I can throw a few other > things into the pot -- perhaps others can say more.> > Durrell did lecture on Joyce during his trip to California, and "anna > livia plurabelle" was a part of that lecture. Moreover, for /Finnegans > Wake/, Miller was very nasty about Joyce in his book on Lawrence > (published in 1980, I believe, but written during his years in Paris), > yet there's an entire paragraph of /Finnegans Wake/ in Miller's /Tropic > of Cancer/, lifted verbatim. It's a particularly odd passage, so it's > impossible Miller did it accidentally, nor does it come across as a > 'good' moment so it seems unlikely to have been taken because Miller > thought it a very fine passage -- it looks much more like a veiled > allusion, but I must admit I don't know how it functions.> > Durrell, in contrast, liked Joyce more than Miller claims to have. Note > that /Pied Piper of Lovers/ moves to a letter by the protagonist rather > than the bildungsroman 3rd person narrator (much like /Portrait of the > Artist as a Young Man/) and that /Clea/ ends with the same words > /Portrait/ opens with, "Once upon a time..." There's more as well. > Durrell certainly read, admired, and alluded to Joyce regularly.> > You might want to take a look at just the "Anna Livia Purabelle" moment > in /Wake/, and it is available separately since Joyce first published it > on its own.> > Best,> James> > William Apt wrote:> > In REFLECTIONS ON A MARINE VENUS, on page 70, I believe, Durrell > > describes a church service on Patmos as culminating in a "anna livia > > plurabelle" moment. I am unable to determine what he means. The only > > reference I can locate is that Anna Livia Plurabelle is a character in > > FINNEGAN'S WAKE. I don't feel guilty not having read FINNEGAN'S WAKE, > > though, as I once read Henry Miller quoted as saying that only scholars > > can get through it... So, perhaps one of you scholars can help me!> > > > WILLIAM APT> > Austin, Texas> > > > > > > > > Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 19:20:19 -0600> > > From: odos.fanourios at gmail.com> > > To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca> > > Subject: [ilds] Tunc and Nunquam> > >> > > Hello all,> > >> > > I thought this might be of interest.> > >> > > Best,> > > James> > >> > > ---------------> > >> > > Blog: Anderson Brown's Literary Blog> > > Post: Aut Tunc, aut Nunquam> > > Link:> > > > > http://andersonbrownliterary.blogspot.com/2008/08/aut-tunc-aut-nunquam.html> > > _______________________________________________> > > ILDS mailing list> > > ILDS at lists.uvic.ca> > > https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/ilds> > > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------> > Got Game? Win Prizes in the Windows Live Hotmail Mobile Summer Games > > Trivia Contest Find out how. > > <http://www.gowindowslive.com/summergames?ocid=TXT_TAGHM>> > > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------> > > > _______________________________________________> > ILDS mailing list> > ILDS at lists.uvic.ca> > https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/ilds> _______________________________________________> ILDS mailing list> ILDS at lists.uvic.ca> https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/ilds
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