[ilds] "the BBC bohemia"

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Sun Mar 14 08:04:57 PDT 2010

Denise Tart & David Green wrote:
> Good post Charles. I imagine Dylan Thomas visited all those pubs and more.
> Have been teaching Dylan Thomas to my Year 11s and, apart from the fact that 
> they love his poetry (even if they dont always get it), I have plugged LD 
> too. In the the context of oxymorons I wrote up "the moon's cool fevers 
> burn" from Bitter Lemons and connected it to Wintry Fever from the Force 
> That... well, we had quite a discussion from there and now a new generation 
> of young Aussies have heard of Lawrence Durrell - and not the Durrell who 
> wrote My Family etc.
> cheers Charles and please tell me if the Battle of Chattanooga battle field 
> is visible from your office window - although I am worried - maybe you are a 
> Confederate in the Attic?????
I am glad that you enjoyed the piece, David.

Your note about pub-life helped me to recall the great 
meeting-that-was-not, when Nancy and Larry Durrell tried to host a 
gathering for Henry Miller and Dylan Thomas--cf. MacNiven 206+.

As for the rest, certain things I cannot deny--My office faces upon a 
Civil War cemetery, our house is on the back side of Missionary Ridge, 
and we live 20 minutes north of Chickamauga.


Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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