[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 42, Issue 8_the blue really begins in the Aegean

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 13 15:07:23 PDT 2010

Well said.  I agree.


On Sep 13, 2010, at 1:53 PM, Denise Tart & David Green wrote:

> "Externalize yourself" may well have been Douglas's lifelong philosophy. One 
> could do worse . . .
> Certainly Durrell's three great Island books are more introspective than 
> Douglas's South Wind, the later being written in the third rather than first 
> person for a start. There is a polished lightness to Douglas's touch which 
> may support Grove's idea of this authors externalisation.  There is 
> something deeper, darker and more personal with Durrell's reflections and 
> introspections on Aegean or indeed Ionian Blue. Greece is indeed entered 
> through a dark crystal and for all the the sunlight and sparkling water, the 
> author is there, brooding and mulling over the past - trying to get back to 
> Arcadian days but not finding them because he and the world has changed.
> David

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