[ilds] Subject: Eagleton

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Sat Aug 15 15:11:49 PDT 2009

> Subject:
> Eagleton
> From:
> "Mark Valentine" <Mark2.Valentine at btinternet.com>
> Date:
> Sat, 15 Aug 2009 21:19:17 +0100
> To:
> <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
> Unfortunately, Eagleton cannot be regarded as a reliable critic of any 
> author outside the narrow Marxist, social-realist limit of his own 
> convictions. Because he proceeds from this particular drab, 
> determinist world-view, he starts from a position of prejudice against 
> Durrell, the bon viveur, the aesthete, the mystic, and then seeks out 
> reasons to denigrate him.  It is the same with other authors whose 
> world-view or lifestyle are different to his own. Seeking Eagleton's 
> opinions about Durrell is about as useful as asking a lead weight what 
> it thinks of an orchid.
> Mark V 

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

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