[ilds] quizz

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Wed Feb 9 17:11:10 PST 2011

Bruce, Perhaps you should start your own forum 
entitled "Against Lawrence Durrell - or how to 
discredit one of the most creative authors of the 
last 60 years"
This is not to be taken as aggressive. Just a 
"just" reaction to your systematic negative 
remarks whenever someone defends the talent and 
acknowledgement of LD.

Le 09/02/11 19:51, Bruce Redwine a écrit :
> Very interesting. How do you account for this interest in Durrell's
> light/lite books? I pass the /Quartet/ onto my American friends, and
> they find him unreadable, for the very reasons you list below. Have you
> considered translating /White Eagles Over Serbia?/
> Bruce
> On Feb 9, 2011, at 3:50 AM, Meta Cerar wrote:
>> I don't know about Durrell's popularity in other countries, but I have
>> to say that the Slovenian publisher was very willing to publish the
>> Dark Labyrinth. My proposal was accepted without hesitation, although
>> the editor is well aware that the book probably won't sell very well.
>> Even the EU financial suppport was approved very shortly after the
>> application had been submitted. So Durrell's name still counts and his
>> popularity may be in for better times. Unless the book turns out a
>> complete commercial failure, I intend to propose a few other works of
>> L.D., Bitter Lemons being the first on the list.
>> Durrell is not very well known in Slovenia. Very few people I know
>> read all the 4 parts of the AQ. Most of them decided that Justine was
>> either too difficult or too dull and never bothered to read Mountolive
>> and Clea. When the AQ was reprinted in the beginning of 2000s the
>> event went by unnoticed. So I'm really curious about the response to
>> Dark Labyrinth which is due to come out in May. I do hope that the
>> publisher will provide for the publicity it deserves.
>> Meta Cerar
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>> *From:* ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca <mailto:ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca>
>> [mailto:ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca] *On Behalf Of *Rony Alfandary
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 09, 2011 7:53 AM
>> *To:* ilds at lists.uvic.ca <mailto:ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>> *Subject:* [ilds] quizz
>> Davis,
>> You write: "writers, culture, beers, football teams, farmland and
>> vinyards sink beneath our wisdom like a stone."
>> now, isn't that a take on Dylan (Bob)?
>> certainly struck a chord, twanging, in my mind. i will let it vibrate
>> for a while and than ask for mercy and a clue..,:)
>> here in Israel LD is barely known. if I had a $ for each time i had to
>> tell people whom I was writing my thesis on, i would be very rich indeed.
>> what about translation?
>> only the first two volumes of the quartet have been translated.
>> i wonder whether Cortazar's wife's translation of the quartet into
>> Spanish made LD more known in the spanish speaking world.
>> Rony
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