[ilds] earthy Durrell

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Thu Aug 6 14:47:07 PDT 2009

Denise Tart & David Green wrote:
> Cheers to Roys comment of Spirit of Place and the Durrell/Miller thing 
> - puts my own ambitions quite in the shade on a bright Sydney morning.
Cheers from mountains and creeks of rural Missouri, where this 
Tennessean is whiling away the afternoon with his books and Mexican beer 
and Chorizo sausage, mulling over this late rally in posting. . . .

> Long walks and
> longer potations characterised my researches-the ideal way to gain
> access to a landscape full of ambiguities and secrets. Yes, secrets black
> with wine and gold with honey, landscapes of an almost brutal serenity
> piled one upon another with quixotic profusion, as if to provoke the
> historic confrontations which made them significant, muddling up the
> sacred and the profane, the trikial and the grandiose, with operatic
> richness, mesmerising one!

Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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