[ilds] Seeking the Truth

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Sat Sep 25 08:39:20 PDT 2010

  On 9/25/10 11:09 AM, Bruce Redwine wrote:
> But you talk about Beckett and Durrell and their interest in the 
> "shape" of things, as though shape were completely separate from 
> meaning and belief. 

Not at all.  No separation.

Form is meaning.   The style is the man.

If you want to find "meaning" in Durrell's work, try looking for moments 
in which his chosen form and style seem to mirror or contradict 
something stated or dramatized in the novel, in the poem, &c.


Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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