[ilds] Ankles

James Gifford odos.fanourios at gmail.com
Wed May 5 15:26:11 PDT 2010


Thanks Charles!

I actually had no idea Google had done the snippet thing for the book
-- it's good to see.

Cheers,
J

On 5 May 2010 15:00, Charles Sligh <Charles-Sligh at utc.edu> wrote:
> Bruce Redwine wrote:
>> James,
>>
>> The recurrent "ankle" image, which you've noted before, could you elaborate and give references?  I missed that in my readings.
>>
> I have a feeling that James is alluding to a Durrell book that you and I
> and so many others here do not know as well as he does--/Pied Piper of
> Lovers/.
>
> (I see Jamie's email posted just now has already remedied the situation.)
>
> Fortunately, James has produced an edition to help us catch up.
>
> Helpfully, we can search for the term "ankle" in his edition online:
>
> http://books.google.com/books?lr=&ei=AefhS_OGO4S0ywTVzLnCCQ&cd=2&as_brr=0&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&id=IhcgAQAAIAAJ&dq=ankle+inauthor%3Adurrell&q=ankle#search_anchor
>
> And as you and I do know, Bruce, Homer's lasses had the best ankles of
> all time--"slim-ankled," "lovely-ankled," "fair-ankled," "neat-ankled,"
> "white-ankled," "taper-ankled," &c.
>
> You really cannot improve on Homer's epithets.
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Charles
>
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