[ilds] peasants

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Sat Jan 3 02:17:52 PST 2009

Sorry but I don't understand what is being said 
here. Unless it is to say that we are all 
influenced by our environment (at least those who 
are interesting and have a bit of punch).
BR Marc

> Oui, oui marc but one must remember LD's self transcendence imperative 
> with it's consequential objectivity of ideation conveniently fostered 
> his skills as a writer (and peudo-psychiatrist)....at LD's level of 
> mindfulness, it too honed in reverse by his plethoric verbiphilia, the 
> emotional landscape begins to contour in response to the affectivity of 
> his personhood.
> AD
> ideation
> peculair sense if self
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 02/01/2009, at 10:51, Marc Piel <marcpiel at interdesign.fr> wrote:
>> I think that probabbly LD integrated!!! And became
>> part of the landscape. That is a richness that few
>> are able to achieve. Just guessing, but Douglas
>> must have judged and measured by standards that
>> came from elsewhere. Just finished The Great
>> Gatsby: Fitzgerald understood the people he wrote
>> about. I have always maintained that LD must have
>> lived what he wrote about: that is what grabbed me
>> by the guts (and still does).
>> BR
>> Marc
>> Denise Tart & David Green a écrit :
>>> Something that is emerging from the pages of Old Calabria is a very
>>> different treatment of the local peasants by Douglas compared to
>>> Durrell. Douglas describes melancholy villages, medieval superstition to
>>> the point of imbecility, incompetent local administration and people not
>>> only 'nasty, brutush and short', but also bereft of soul and spirit by
>>> the unending grind of daily existence - a far cry from the merry
>>> characters that Larry portrays - father Nicholas, Manoli the philosopher
>>> fisherman, the likeable rogue Frangos, to name but a few. Of course
>>> Larry lived closer to the peasants than Douglas, whose view seems far
>>> more patrician, and perhaps Greek island peasants are more contented
>>> souls, but is worth asking the question of whether Larry romanticises
>>> his peasants somewhat?
>>> So far, from my readings of Old Calabria, I understand why so many
>>> Italian immigrants to Australia, and doubtless the USA also, came from
>>> this region - and Sicily!
>>> David
>>> 16 William Street
>>> Marrickville NSW  2204
>>> +61 2 9564 6165
>>> 0412 707 625
>>> dtart at bigpond.net.au <mailto:dtart at bigpond.net.au>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> 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

More information about the ILDS mailing list