[ilds] Chauvinism

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 25 11:43:55 PDT 2009


"N." is emblematic of Nancy's treatment throughout Prospero's Cell.   
I'm surprised women haven't objected to Durrell's male chauvinism.   
Maybe he also gets back at blonde Nancy by harpooning blonde Clea in  


On Oct 25, 2009, at 9:49 AM, Marc Piel wrote:

> Hey David,
> Yes Prosperos Cell was written in the tower of the
> Ambron Villa with Eve sitting at his feet.
> It was written from notes taken on Corfu. "N." may
> just have been a delicate way of treating the
> matter, or maybe it was "hurt" as she had left
> him, not the other way around. There is a difference.
> Marc
> Denise Tart & David Green a écrit :
>> I enjoy reading his books and having a copy of a biography nearby so
>> that I can check up on what was going on his life while the he was
>> writing. This can be insightful. For example, as Bruce Redwine has
>> observed, first wife Nancy hardly features in Prospero's Cell and
>> becomes merely N. Durrell wrote the book after he left Corfu and  
>> after
>> he had left her, so it's no love story.
>> David
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