[ilds] Fwd: Lawrence Durrell Bibliographical Query

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 15 16:29:17 PDT 2010


Yes.  The correct phrases read:

1.  with a writer of quite unusual distinction.

2.  it embodies "memories of this pure sunlight,"

3.  "in idle friendship and humour"


That's all folks.


BR




On Sep 15, 2010, at 4:07 PM, Anna Lillios wrote:

> Can anyone on the list answer this question?
> 
> Dr. Anna Lillios
> Associate Professor of English
> Department of English
> University of Central Florida
> P.O. Box 161346
> Orlando, Florida 32816-1346
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> Phone: (407) 823-5161
> FAX: (407) 823-6582
> From: "John Whythe" <john.whythe at reprojackets.co.uk>
> Date: September 15, 2010 8:51:14 AM PDT
> To: <lillios at mail.ucf.edu>
> Subject: Lawrence Durrell Bibliographical Query
> Reply-To: <john.whythe at reprojackets.co.uk>
> 
> 
> Dear Ms Lillios,
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> I am the founder of the ReproJackets project to create a repository of digitally-restored dustjackets of collectible books (www.reprojackets.com) and am in the process of restoring that of the UK 1st edition of Justine (2nd impression).  I have a problem in that one of the review extracts on the back panel has some damage leaving a few snatches illegible;  I wonder if you would be good enough to complete them for me?  I would be so grateful if can locate this review, as I have searched in vain on the web!
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> The review in question was by Harold Nicolson in The Observer reviewing Durrell’s Reflections on a Marine Venus, and reads as follows with the three missing sections marked [???]:
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> ‘...a gay and lovely book ... the sort that makes people feel happy. Partly because it is pleasurable to enjoy the conjunction of an ideal subject with a [???] quite unusual distinction. And partly because it embodies “mem-[???] pure sunlight, these dancing summer days passed in idle [???] and humour by the maned Aegean”.’
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> Many thanks for any assistance you can provide,
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> With very best wishes,
> 
> John Whythe
> 
> ReproJackets
> 
> South Wales, UK
> 

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