[ilds] sacring-bell (OED)

Charles Sligh charles-sligh at utc.edu
Fri Apr 30 14:17:27 PDT 2010


Sounds right, Bruce.

C&c.

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On Apr 30, 2010, at 3:23 PM, Bruce Redwine  
<bredwine1968 at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Charles,
>
> Yes, but that begs the question why certain terms stick in one's  
> mind rather than others.  Now it may be that LD was so saturated in  
> the literature of the English Renaissance that he began to think  
> like an Elizabethan or a Jacobean.  Or he may have latched onto a  
> vocabulary that had a special significance for him, conscious or  
> unconscious.  Or, obviously, some combination of both.  I lean  
> towards the second of the first two possibilities, which I find more  
> interesting as a critical exercise.
>
> Bruce
>
>
> On Apr 30, 2010, at 12:04 PM, Charles Sligh wrote:
>
>> Bruce Redwine wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> The human mind is a wondrous thing, particularly LD's, but it's hard
>>> for me to imagine the old guy lugging around a liturgical term from
>>> his days in London (or earlier) and using it in 1959, when writing
>>> Clea.  Has anyone tried to account for L. Durrell's weird vocabulary
>>> and to generalize that into a theory about him and his method of
>>> composition?
>>>
>>>
>> I would imagine that the source is literary, rather than
>> autobiographical.  The term has a hey-day in Durrell's preferred
>> literary moment, 16th and 17th century English literature.
>>
>> I would check--and will check, when I can--the verso pages of his
>> working notebooks.
>>
>> CLS
>>
>> -- 
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>> Charles L. Sligh
>> Assistant Professor
>> Department of English
>> University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
>> charles-sligh at utc.edu
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>
>


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