[ilds] Landscape with Olive Trees

Godshalk, William (godshawl) godshawl at ucmail.uc.edu
Sat Oct 17 16:46:36 PDT 2009


David,

I apologize. I was reacting to postings on another discussion group where some outrageous comments were made about character. 

Bill 
W. L. Godshalk *
Department of English    *           *
University of Cincinnati*   * Stellar Disorder  *
OH 45221-0069 *  *
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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?
>


I agree with you there William, of course. My aim was to point to LD's
creative process. There are 2 or 3 pages in Landscape with Olive Trees
previous to what I quoted below that, to me at least, explore  this; worth a
careful read - pages 114 - 116 of Prospero's Cell, Faber Paperback edition.
I think Count D, Zarian, Theodore and the narrator are mouthpeices for
Larry's views on History, conjecture and the creative process.


David

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> "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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