[ilds] quizz

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Thu Feb 10 09:41:02 PST 2011


Bruce
Well my horribly bad language seems to be good 
enough to get a nasty reaction out of you. No 
Idolatry on my part, just find it hard to accept 
so many systematic negative reactions.
Marc

Le 10/02/11 03:25, Bruce Redwine a écrit :
> Marc,
>
> Interesting.  I have a few comments.
>
> 1.  I think you have serious problems understanding the English language.
> 2.  Idolatry is not going to advance Lawrence Durrell's reputation.
> 3.  I would like to hear you say something accurate, original, and intelligent.
>
>
> Bruce
>
>
>
>
> On Feb 9, 2011, at 1:17 PM, Marc Piel wrote:
>
>> 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.
>> B.R.
>> Marc
>>
>> 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
>>>>
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>
>>>> *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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