[ilds] Durrell's style

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 14:49:35 PST 2011

A challenging question, Bill!  Do you mean my dissertation, which was on 
textual aporia in Durrell's and Miller's major works?  I heartily 
recommend it to the insomniacs!

The gist is that Durrell, in particular, plays with textual gaps or 
apophasis in a ways that promotes the reader's individual imposition of 
closure.  The most overt instance was Miller's descent into a pit in 
Greece, which has no description in his books but has attracted some 
lovely academic responses...  Alas, it just ain't there!  The link 
between the two was Durrell's quotation of Miller's letters to Fraenkel 
about "the Unknown."

Are your spidey-senses tingling, Bill?


On 07/02/11 12:38 PM, William Godshalk wrote:
> I believe -- without checking -- that Jamie Gifford has written on
> Durrell's style. Could you direct me?
> Bill
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