[ilds] What has happened to the ilds list

Ilyas Khan ilyas.khan at crosby.com
Wed Jan 26 11:53:23 PST 2011

Bill, is he not in chicago ? Buried in the archive ? Last I heard he was
mumbling something about blacke booke

On 26/01/2011 19:39, "William Godshalk" <william.godshalk at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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