[ilds] Digested Classics: Justine

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Sat Nov 29 10:13:36 PST 2008


Well I guess I missed it completely.... didn't 
find it the least but funny!
Just in bad taste.... is that satire?
Marc

James Gifford a écrit :
> I'm fairly sure that "engorge-moi" is in the original /Justine/, ain't 
> it?  Unlike Malcolm Bradbury's /Volumptia/, I think this satire is done 
> in good faith -- the reason I think this satire fails, though, isn't 
> because it fails to be funny but because some of the satire is actually 
> quite lovely.
> 
> Does anyone else think this exceeds Bradbury's attempt at satire? 
> Eagleton tried to do it for the opening of one of his talks at the 
> Durrell School, but alas his satire of Durrell sounded nothing like 
> Durrell, so it didn't go over too well...
> 
> Best,
> James
> 
> Marc Piel wrote:
>> What a lot of trash!!!!
>> Even the french in it is bad: "Engorge-moi..." you 
>> clog or block up a pipe but not a human being....
>>
>> On the right side of the text is an interesting 
>> ad!!!!! Wish I could save it.
>> Best regards,
>> Marc
>>
>> gkoger at mindspring.com a écrit :
>>> You may read the text of John Crace's "digested" version of /Justine/ for the /Guardian/ at:  
>>>
>>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/nov/29/digested-classics-justine-lawrence-durrell
>>>
>>> The podcast (although I haven't tried it yet) should be available at:
>>>
>>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2008/nov/29/digested-read-lawrence-durrell-justine
>>>
>>> One memorable line: "We quailed with melodramatic intensity."
>>>
>>> Grove Koger
>>>
>>>
>>>
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