[ilds] "for an account of that sort of life, Kipling."

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 27 10:02:35 PDT 2010


Charles,

The real question is, to what extent did Durrell know what he was doing?  My opinion:  sometimes he lied knowingly, but he did that so often that lies became Truth, for him anyway.


Bruce



On Jun 27, 2010, at 9:37 AM, Charles Sligh wrote:

> Bruce Redwine wrote:
>> 
>> And that's the way I take his statements about speaking Hindi and 
>> Urdu.  They're not statements of fact — they're metaphors.
>> 
>> 
> Yes, /now/ you are getting a sense of the thing.
> 
> C&c.
> 
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