[ilds] What has happened to the ilds list

William Godshalk william.godshalk at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 11:39:55 PST 2011


I'm rather concerned about Charlie Sligh. I've called him several times --
with no response.

Anybody have a clue?

Bill

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM, Denise Tart & David Green <
dtart at bigpond.net.au> wrote:

>  It has come to my notice and the notice of one or two other contributors
> to this list that things have gone rather quiet in Durrell land over the
> last few weeks, months even, leaving me to ponder whatever happened to the
> lively debates and discussions of Durrell and his works?
>
> There seems to be no interest in keeping any kind of serious discussion
> going.  Some large and well researched postings by me and some others,
> intended to stimulate discussion have disappeared without a trace. The
> general run of recent postings, few and far between, appear restricted to
> scholarly minutia or references to academic journals.
>
>
>
> There was almost no response to young Israeli student, Rony Alfandary,  who
> appeared to be seeking some encouragement so that she can do her bit to
> promote LD in the world of scholarship.  Unless some communication occurred
> off line, Bruce Redwine was the only member to publicly respond.
>
>
>
> Has there been a shift in policy re the ILDS List-Serve. Is it no longer a
> forum for discussion, since that can lead to controversy about M. Durrell's
> reputation?   Currently there appears to be an aloofness on the part of
> certain contributors and a disinterest in endorsing anything substantive. Is
> the List now a place for the cognoscenti to say nice things to one another
> or merely to refer to items of Durrell scholarship, worthy as these things
> is in their own right?
>
>
>
> Where are all the so called lurkers? Where are all the people who used to
> pitch in have a say? Is the horse suffering from a terminal illness or is it
> just tired and resting up, unwilling at the moment to enter the forum of
> fiery debate about the life and works of the Hero of Kalamni, Bellapaix,
> Alexandria etc etc?
>
>
>
> Whatever happened to the spirit of L. Pursewarden, who wrote, "Protestant
> purely in the sense that I protest!"
>
>
>
> Yours, somewhat puzzled,
>
>
>
> David Green
> 16 William Street
> Marrickville NSW 2204
> Australia
>
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