[ilds] Landscape with Olive Trees

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Fri Oct 16 09:25:01 PDT 2009

I agree, not ALL characters surely.
Darley is perhaps partly a mirror image, but 
others like Justine or Mountolive, etc... are 
obviously not although some of  the relationships 
and/or experiences are possibly based on real 
life. There again the word "based" does not mean 
copies. This does not make it fake or false - on 
the contrary.

Surely this, with LD's tallent is what makes the 
AQ so alive and interesting to read.

Godshalk, William (godshawl) a écrit :
> "Durrell's characters are all aspects of himself."
> But is it fair to compare words on a page to Durrell himself, a real person?
> I know that it is oft done, but isn't it like comparing a painting of a rabbit with the one hopping around  in my backyard?
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