[ilds] Durrell's Heritage

Lee Sternthal lalexsternthal at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 13:07:14 PST 2011


thoroughly intrigued by this question as well.  the alexandra quartet is one
of the most remarkable works of literature of the 20th Century.  it's beyond
my belief the lack of stature for Durrell.

On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 7:35 AM, Rony Alfandary <alfandary at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you for this discussion. one of the chapters in my thesis concerns
> this - why has Durrell's reputation fallen over the years and STILL how come
> there is there wonderful group of people gathered here to ponder and
> celebrate his work?
> at one point I thought it had to do with the allegations regarding Sappho.
> but the decline began earlier.
> there is an Israeli scholar, Prof Lipskaer , who has written a lovely book
> regarding minor literature. not in the Deleuze-Guattarie sense but rather in
> terms of seeing the literature scene as an ecological system whereby many
> different authors (species) co-exist and support one another.
> I think that such a view manages to rise above a competitive view of the
> question.
> Rony
>
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