[ilds] Durrell's propensity to lie

Richard Pine rpinecorfu at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 20 03:55:22 PDT 2010


Bruce Redwine asks 'Has anyone fully explained Durrell's propensity to lie?'
Has anyone fully explained his/her own propensity to lie? When was the last time you told a lie? And for what reason? For artistic effect? Or to deceive your wife? Or the tax collector? Or the traffic cop? Storytelling is predicated on the capacity to make truths of untruths: credo quia absurdum/impossibile depending on which version of Tertullian you prefer. If it were not fantastic, merveilleux, there would be no point in travelling on the elephant's back. 
RP


      


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