[ilds] Durrell's Heritage

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 16:36:49 PST 2011


Hi Marc,

Perhaps these a misunderstanding here.  Grove's too polite to say, but 
he's a librarian (and unless I'm mistaken, a public librarian), which 
means something different than it does in France.  Our dear friend 
Charles, however, is a corduroy-wearing, elbow-patched an academic as 
can be found...  Myself, I'm in disguise wearing sweaters and felt cap, 
but I'm sure the other academics have caught on to my impostor status -- 
it's only a matter of time now...

I, for one, find Grove's comment insightful and cogent.  I'd hope we can 
welcome the diverse range of opinions with civility, most especially 
when we disagree with each other.

My best,
James

On 07/02/11 4:28 PM, Marc Piel wrote:
> This is one of the subjects bought up recently on
> this list. Is the list dedicated to academics or
> is it for ordinary "humane" people???
> You answer makes it sound very specialised as if
> that direction had much more importance than the
> other.
>
> I wish Charles was implicated in this subject....!!!
> Marc Piel
>
> Le 08/02/11 01:01, James Gifford a écrit :
>> I happen to like hearing from Grove's gob -- in fact, I think I'm going
>> to solicit a new column in the ILDS Herald!
>>
>> Are you keen, Grove?  As for judging an author's reputation, it's always
>> going to be subject to perception.  Daniel Steele certainly outsells
>> Durrell, but I think we'd count reputation differently -- Durrell
>> certainly gets academic attention as well, but question would be "In
>> which journals?  By which scholars?  Because of content in which
>> courses?"  Alas, the last often determines the first two, and Durrell
>> isn't taught as much as he ought to be -- a big part of that is based on
>> where scholars teach, and many Durrell scholars don't work at the
>> research intensive schools, and the availability of classroom editions
>> is pretty well nil.
>>
>> Many factors apart from quality compound to determine reputation.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> James
>>
>> On 07/02/11 3:53 PM, Marc Piel wrote:
>>> Well if you are not in not ithat position. Then
>>> you should not bring up the subject!!! In other
>>> words Shut-up, close your gob.
>>>
>>> Le 07/02/11 23:39, gkoger at mindspring.com a écrit :
>>>> not in a position
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