[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 42, Issue 10_South Wind

Sumantra Nag sumantranag at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 22:55:54 PDT 2010


My thanks to Grove for sending on the correct text from South Wind.

Sumantra

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> Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 11:28:46 -0700
> From: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 42, Issue 8_the blue really
> begins in the Aegean
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> Very Zen.  But foreign to LD, I think, with his Proustian love of the 
> past.
>
> BR

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> On Sep 11, 2010, at 9:01 AM, gkoger at mindspring.com wrote:
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>> The speech appears in chapter 13 of South Wind. It's the Count, and he's 
>> repeating  advice from an "old teacher":
>>
>> "'He said: delve deeply; not too deeply into the past, for it may make 
>> you derivative; nor yet into yourself--it will make you introspective. 
>> Delve into the living world and strive to bind yourself to its movement 
>> by a chain of your own welding. Once that contact is established, you are 
>> unassailable. Externalize yourself!'"
>>
>> "Externalize yourself" may well have been Douglas's lifelong philosophy. 
>> One could do worse . . .
>>
>> Grove




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