[ilds] Selfhood

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 5 18:27:57 PDT 2009


It's a big problem, and I don't think he ever worked it out, just as  
he didn't work out the Cambridge entrance exams.


Bruce


On Oct 5, 2009, at 5:37 PM, Godshalk, William (godshawl) wrote:

> Too bad old D is not here to give an answer. I wonder what he would  
> say. Laugh and say that he had already written upon that subject?  
> Refer us to the WORD?
>
> Bo;;
>
>
> W. L. Godshalk *
> Department of English    *           *
> University of Cincinnati*   * Stellar Disorder  *
> OH 45221-0069 *  *
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> Behalf Of Bruce Redwine [bredwine1968 at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 10:00 AM
> To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
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> Subject: [ilds] Selfhood
>
> Bill, by muddling along, I assume.  Durrell's idea of "selfhood" seems
> to me one big muddle or a muddle of a muddle.  If not continuous, then
> how did he recognize that same person with a boyhood in India and old
> age in Province?
>
>
> Bruce
>
>
> On Oct 4, 2009, at 5:48 PM, Godshalk, William (godshawl) wrote:
>
>> I think that Durrell  would have no truck with the idea that we have
>> a central core of selfhood. He at least seems to believe in a
>> fragmented self, one that is not at all continuous.
>>
>> But how can we live in a distorted way?
>>
>> Bill
>>
>> W. L. Godshalk *
>> Department of English    *           *
>> University of Cincinnati*   * Stellar Disorder  *
>> OH 45221-0069 *  *
>> ________________________________________
>> From: ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca [ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca] On
>> Behalf Of Bruce Redwine [bredwine1968 at earthlink.net]
>> Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 2:18 PM
>> To: marcpiel at interdesign.fr; ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>> Cc: Bruce Redwine
>> Subject: Re: [ilds] Selected Fictions
>>
>> Yes.  Most of us, perhaps all.
>>
>>
>> On Oct 4, 2009, at 4:41 AM, Marc Piel wrote:
>>
>>> There is a central core, but most of us live it in
>>> a distorted way.
>>> Look up the "Enneargram" !
>>> @+
>>> Marc
>>>
>>> Bruce Redwine a écrit :
>>>> I opt for question two and answer in the affirmative.  We do have a
>>>> "central core of self."  And that answer Durrell himself gives.  A
>>>> deathbed conversion?  Read one of his last poems, "Le cercle
>>>> refermé."  I hear one voice, not multiple, from the beginning of  
>>>> his
>>>> life in India to the end in Provence:
>>>>
>>>> With lunar leanings, I was crafty in loving,
>>>> Or jaunty as a god of the bullfrogs,
>>>> The uncanny promptings of the human I.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Bruce
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Oct 3, 2009, at 3:50 PM, Godshalk, William (godshawl) wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Because we do diverse things with our bodies and mind, are we
>>>>> different selves when we do different things? Or do we have a
>>>>> central core of self that was there when we were born and will be
>>>>> there as we die?
>>>>>
>>>>> Bill
>
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