[ilds] Finally

William Apt billyapt at gmail.com
Sun May 30 16:57:30 PDT 2010

Ah, so!

On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Godshalk, William (godshawl) <
godshawl at ucmail.uc.edu> wrote:

> The Quartet is a great and rewarding work.  But of all its mysteries, to me
> the greatest one is this:  How could Darley be completely unfazed when he
> finds out that Justine only wanted to use him;  that Melissa was never
> turned on by him; and that Clea wanted out of the relationship so bad she
> started going wacko?  II'd be crushed, but not him!
> Yes, but can Darley ever KNOW that these are truths? Justine (the novel) is
> apparently the truth when Darley first gets involved with Justine (the
> woman). Then Bal gives his vision in the great redaction. Then an unknown
> narrator tells the story from Mountolive's point of view -- which is quite
> different. Finally Clea gets her shot at re-redaction.
> When Darley finishes (both reading and writing) these related narratives,
> he's probably more puzzled than crushed.
> What is truth asked  jesting Durrell
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