[ilds] Keith Brown - Sightings

James Gifford odos.fanourios at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 12:37:08 PST 2009


I've not seen this yet, but it's next on my list!

I suspect it may be close to Brown's piece in the most recent issue of 
/Deus Loci/, which focuses on the same topic and bears the same title. 
There's also a nice piece in UVic's archives that he sent to James 
Brigham, in which he discusses the role of Elizabethan models in LD's 
/Revolt of Aphrodite/ at length.

http://browntonningsightings.blogspot.com/

Does anyone out there have the book?

Best,
James


Mark Valentine wrote:
> I have missed some postings recently, so apologies if this has already been 
> mentioned. In the TLS last week [Jan 16], there was a review of a book by 
> Keith Brown, entitled Sightings - Selected literary essays, edited by Erik 
> Tonning (Berlin: Peter Lang). The notice says this "closes with a valuable 
> personal memoir of Lawrence Durrell, who became a writer, he [Brown] 
> believed, because of a love of all things Elizabethan which he discovered as 
> a child".
> 
> Mark
> 
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>> Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 22:28:10 -0500
>> From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>> Subject: [ilds] Juliet's last name
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>> Durrell's literary agent was Juliet ----- and her last name I've 
>> forgotten.
>>
>> Can anyone help me out and save me from searching the Durrell archive?
>>
>> Bill
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>> From: "Denise Tart & David Green" <dtart at bigpond.net.au>
>> Subject: [ilds] Thanks Carrie
>> To: "Durrel" <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
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>> Carrie,
>>
>> Thank you so much for your contribution. I enjoy your infrequent 
>> excursions onto this list - and I always learn something from them. Larry 
>> is someone I would very much like have had a wine or six with and, as you 
>> knew him well, perhaps you could share some more stories with us?
>>
>> The way you contrast the two brothers is revealing. The grand Gerry and 
>> the 'onion seller' Larry. It perhaps explains why, despite their mutual 
>> love of the booze, Larry reached a greater age than Gerald and was not as 
>> portly.
>>
>> There is a story I know of where Larry was on a plane to somewhere and got 
>> talking to the woman next to him. She mistook him for Gerald and asked for 
>> his autograph. Larry informed her of her error and signed one of Gerry's 
>> books with his own name describing himself also as a much better writer.
>>
>> David Green
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>> Juliet O'Hea
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>> william godshalk wrote:
>>> Durrell's literary agent was Juliet ----- and her last name I've 
>>> forgotten.
>>>
>>> Can anyone help me out and save me from searching the Durrell archive?
>>>
>>> Bill
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>> Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 22:46:27 -0500
>> From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
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>> Thanks, Jamie.
>>
>>
>> At 10:35 PM 1/24/2009, you wrote:
>>> Juliet O'Hea
>>>
>>> william godshalk wrote:
>>>> Durrell's literary agent was Juliet ----- and her last name I've 
>>>> forgotten.
>>>>
>>>> Can anyone help me out and save me from searching the Durrell archive?
>>>>
>>>> Bill
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>> Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 13:10:00 +0000
>> From: Carrie <carrie.t at virgin.net>
>> Subject: Re: [ilds] Thank you David
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>> Good morning David
>>
>> Thank you for your encouragement.  I am aware that the only
>> contributions I can offer, although I have read most of Larry's work,
>> are personal memories rather than academic opinion.
>>
>> Yes David, that is a true story re Larry having been asked to sign 'My
>> Family and Other Animals'.  However, I don't remember Larry saying he
>> had, had a conversation with the lady first, rather that she
>> recognized him as Gerry, or so she thought, and asked if Larry would
>> sign his book, handing him a copy of 'My Family and Other Animals'.
>> Larry did sign the book as the author's brother, the better writer.
>>
>> Carrie
>>
>> On 25 Jan 2009, at 03:22, Denise Tart & David Green wrote:
>>
>>> Carrie,
>>>
>>> Thank you so much for your contribution. I enjoy your infrequent
>>> excursions onto this list - and I always learn something from them.
>>> Larry is someone I would very much like have had a wine or six with
>>> and, as you knew him well, perhaps you could share some more stories
>>> with us?
>>>
>>> The way you contrast the two brothers is revealing. The grand Gerry
>>> and the 'onion seller' Larry. It perhaps explains why, despite their
>>> mutual love of the booze, Larry reached a greater age than Gerald
>>> and was not as portly.
>>>
>>> There is a story I know of where Larry was on a plane to somewhere
>>> and got talking to the woman next to him. She mistook him for Gerald
>>> and asked for his autograph. Larry informed her of her error and
>>> signed one of Gerry's books with his own name describing himself
>>> also as a much better writer.
>>>
>>> David Green
>>>
>>> 16 William Street
>>> Marrickville NSW  2204
>>> +61 2 9564 6165
>>> 0412 707 625
>>> dtart at bigpond.net.au
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>> That story is aldso recounted by Theodore Stephanides, in a volume of 
>> memoirs entitled 'Autumn Gleanings' which will be shortly published by the 
>> Durrell School of Corfu.
>> Richard Pine
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>> From: James Gifford <odos.fanourios at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [ilds] I have a knack of of asking all the right/wrong
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>> Subject: I have a knack of of asking all the right/wrong questions
>> From: RW HEDGES <rwhedges at hotmail.co.uk>
>> Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:58:00 +0000
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>>  Thank you Richard and Carrie for some Durrell enlightening.
>>  It is typical of me to ask a question that answers itself the second I
>> have sent it to all these Durrell experts.
>>   If you dont ask you dont get I reckon. No, Durrell would not have
>> wanted a silly plaque unless it was decorated like a pie or a pudding
>> perhaps? I cant stand wondering the streets with my neck crained
>> wondering what the hell Lord Thasby of Sitwaggs ever did for me
>> anyway.... I guess asking these questions is good for me.
>>  I doubt Orwell would have cared to have his face on the wall outside a
>> posh burger bar (the bookshop he worked in) in Hampstead, but then up
>> the road you pass Ruth Ellis' Pub (last women to hang in GB) and then
>> Orwells plaque right at end of the road as you hit the Parliament hill
>> which makes for great Spring wine sessions (hopefully you dont bump into
>> Bill Oddy) whilst listening to the Ink Spots and musing on the ghost of
>> Keats who must be near by.
>>  I guess I have mixed emotions? I like to find out where, how, why and
>> when and I am truly grateful for your words, (Richard and Carrie and
>> crew) Its fascinating.
>>  The truth is I could do my own research perhaps but I cant stand
>> looking throught the internet trying to find information that a human
>> can give me with some flavour and some kind of interest.
>>   They knocked down the Frays adult education college in Uxbridge
>> (where I currently live)....Orwell wrote his purple prose novel 'Burmese
>> Days' here. He also hated Uxbridge, Hayes, Slough etc...all of these
>> places amalgamating into his essays and novels. You see its a link, and
>> Orwell liked Miller and Miller liked Durrell and I read all three of
>> course. I cant wait to leave London but it was a great feeling to go to
>> the Crystal palace whilst reading the Black book, it just made
>> sense....So whilst i'm here I feel all the history. I even wondered
>> which pub Lesley Durrell used to frequent in Notting Hill? I dither.....
>>   Again Thankyou for accepting me into the society at a time when as an
>> artist I feel completely outside any of the current fashion and trend
>> (not that I know or care what they are?)
>>
>>  RW(Roy)
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