[ilds] letters to TLS

richardpin at eircom.net richardpin at eircom.net
Sat Aug 30 07:37:12 PDT 2008

I have written to the TLS officially from the DSC, pointing out 2 errors, but complimenting Porter and the Folio Soc on the appearance of the AQ (one vol immediate, the rest follow in the course of 2009).
----- "Charles Sligh" <Charles-Sligh at utc.edu> wrote:
> James, Brewster, Bill, & co.:
> Writing Folio will indeed serve little gain.  Folio is set to release
> this edition of the Quartet, and they are unlikely to correct anytime
> soon.
> I would say that it would be much more helpful for Brewster and Bill
> and James to send friendly letters of correction to the TLS.  After
> all, the "Dear Sir" letter to the TLS will gain much readership than a
> letter or an email dropped into the Folio offices.  And if these
> errors about biography and chronology are oft-repeated and in urgent
> need of correction, using the TLS--a sort of journal of record for
> things literary--will help to set out the truth in a much more public
> forum, while showing that Durrell does indeed have a readership and a
> scholarly following.  
> That said, I imagine the letters as in every way "friendly."  It is a
> coup for the Folio Society and the TLS to give extended investment and
> attention to Lawrence Durrell.   With the (all-too-brief) appearance
> of the recent Faber edition of LD's poetry, and with this latest
> introduction and TLS essay, Porter has been a good advocate for
> neglected works.  
> I will be looking forward to the TLS review of Michael's forthcoming
> biography of Durrell.  
> Best wishes from Tennessee--
> Charles
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> Charles L. Sligh
> Department of English
> University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
> Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
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