[ilds] Norman Douglas

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Tue Nov 25 06:53:50 PST 2008


Hello James,
Yes I know about John Keats: that was one of the 
threads that took me to Keith Douglas.
@+
Marc

James Gifford a écrit :
> Hi Marc,
> 
> Both Pamela Francis and I gave papers on the Cairo Poets during the 
> Modernist Studies Association conference a week ago -- Keith Douglas is 
> fresh on our minds!  Some very fine poetry indeed.  One of the standard 
> readings is to see John Keats in the Quartet as inspired by Douglas.
> 
> Oddly, Canada seems unseasonably warm.  There's no snow in Edmonton, and 
> Vancouver is cooling down but hasn't gone into the usual winter rains. 
> Humm.
> 
> Best,
> James
> 
> ps: as per Wilde, "Pray don't talk about the weather, Mr. Worthing. 
> Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite 
> certain that they mean something else. And that makes me so nervous."
> 
> Marc Piel wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I don't know Norman Douglas, but have just had the 
>> pleasure of reading Keith Douglas who participated 
>> in three issues of "Personnal Landscape".
>>
>> Very cold north winds here "isoartic" according to 
>> the papers (Have never seen that word before) and 
>> we are in for a cold winter. Earliest snow in 50 
>> years.
>>
>> Marc
>>
>> Denise Tart & David Green a écrit :
>>> *Charles,*
>>> ** 
>>> *thanks for getting the list going again. I was beginning to wonder what 
>>> had happened to you guys over there in the Northern Hemisphere. I am 
>>> ploughing through the Durrell - Miller letters and can comment that 
>>> there is an interesting shift in the relationship after Durrell becomes 
>>> famous and Miller is becoming old.*
>>> ** 
>>> *I have also been checking out Norman Douglas. Durrell seems to have 
>>> owed a lot to him through style, imitation and format. This is not a 
>>> criticism; writers have mentors. Writers read. Norman Douglas's 
>>> influences and style have quite a correlation. Interested in more on the 
>>> Douglas/Durrell relationship.*
>>> ** 
>>> *Here in Sydney we have had plenty of the south wind but in this part of 
>>> the world it is not the warm variety. The promise of an early summer has 
>>> gone. *
>>> ** 
>>> *David Green*
>>> ** 
>>> *PS: true story - I teach a girl in year 8 who has read all of Gerald 
>>> Durrell's book and several of Larry's. This is truly wonderful*
>>>  
>>>  
>>> Denise Tart
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