[ilds] DURRELL/DOUGLAS

William Apt billyapt at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 5 08:11:12 PST 2008


Charles:
 
I looked last night at my copy of SPIRIT OF PLACE.  The letter (on page 107) is one to Anais Nin.  In it Durell says that he "saw" Douglas in Ischia, then goes on to describe Douglas's physical charateristics and his Italian fluency.  But it does seem to leave open whether Durell actually met him or merely observed him from afar.
 
BILLY APT
Austin, Texas > From: Christine.Truebner.Amt51 at stadt-frankfurt.de> To: Charles-Sligh at utc.edu; ilds at lists.uvic.ca> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 12:57:27 +0100> Subject: Re: [ilds] turn them into literature> > Hi charles, > I find it lovely - apart from cheating youngsters papers on your markind> desk - once love croby, stills nash and young, never knew they loved durells> writing: I loved it when sawing oneself confronted with > thruth especially about third world germans-shame on them, i feel. Thanky to> guys like durell for open true words - sometimes hard to believe what one> starts imagening whilst reading durell. Did u read his last story, can't> remember now the titel before his death?> A fascinated durell-loving woman,> christine truebner> > > > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----> Von: ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca [mailto:ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca] > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 4. Dezember 2008 21:18> An: ilds at lists.uvic.ca> Betreff: [ilds] turn them into literature> > Here is a bit of a surprise, found in the opening sentences of an> undergraduate paper on one of William Morris's poems.> > Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and > > Young once said, "There are three things men can do with women: love > > them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature."> It is always delightful to meet old friends in unexpected places. Or is this> perhaps a case of meeting the child or grandchild of an old friend far gone> and suddenly recognizing the features anew?> > But whatever the quality of the rest of the essay, the sense of an> unexpected alignment is uncanny. Morris's Guenevere. Durrell's Justine> (albeit indirectly). Tragic triangles, antinomianism, and great betrayals.> On my desk. . . .> > And this student certainly did /not/ know her Durrell; she was most likely> drawing upon an online search engine that directed her to Stephen Stills's> recycling of the Durrell line.> > Enough mysteries. Back to marking. . . .> > Charles> > --> ********************************************> Charles L. Sligh> Assistant Professor> Department of English> University of Tennessee at Chattanooga> charles-sligh at utc.edu> ********************************************> > _______________________________________________> 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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