[ilds] Suicide

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 20 07:11:54 PDT 2009


Thanks.  Yes, the genetic link.  There seems to be strong evidence  
that Sappho-Jane had the disease in her genes.  I would stress her  
father's inadvertent influence on her illness, and I doubt that Haag  
would do that.


Bruce


On Aug 19, 2009, at 7:36 PM, Charles Sligh wrote:

> Bruce Redwine wrote:
>> I could be wrong, but I doubt that Haag will explore this line of  
>> inquiry.
>>
> Hello, Bruce. I usually sit down with Loutfia and Michael when I am  
> in London, and my son Isaac and I were lucky enough to get to do it  
> once again this trip. They are sweet friends, and Michael was kind  
> enough to take Isaac on a pilgrimage up to Muswell Hill to see the  
> childhood home of Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks.
>
> Yes, Michael has made some interesting uncoverings of late relating  
> to Eve Cohen's mother and aunt, one of whom lost a /twin/ through  
> suicide. You can see why in terms of Durrell's biographical and  
> literary history this would be too rich to pass up, and in fact  
> Michael was leaving for France the next day to pursue the lead.
>
> We have much to learn yet, indeed!
>
> Charles



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