[ilds] faking it

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 21 06:41:04 PDT 2010


Sorry for being so dense, but I still don't understand.  I think we need something out of the frame of literature to discuss this topic, and Ruthven might have the answer, so please summarize his arguments, as requested below.


Bruce



On Jun 21, 2010, at 6:24 AM, Charles Sligh wrote:

> 
>> I'm particularly interested in how Ruthven distinguishes between faking it in literature and faking it in everyday life.
>> 
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> 
> I am afraid that there is no need to go so far afield.
> 
> A definitive treatment of this topic was written by Lawrence Durrell. 
> This book is called /The Alexandria Quartet /(1957-1960).
> 
> In that study, Durrell dramatically and convincingly collapses the 
> distinctions between "faking it in literature and faking it in everyday 
> life."
> 
> Durrell's conclusions are provocative, somewhat controversial, and, by a 
> certain measure, irrefutable.
> 
>        ABSTRACT: Darley seems to learn that Justine seems to have been
>        "faking it" the whole time.
> 
> 
> For those readers interested in checking Durrell's findings against a 
> second authority, I recommend an earlier study in this same field of 
> "faking it," Shakespeare's /Hamlet/.
> 
> C&c.
> 
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