[ilds] Francis J. Mott

William Godshalk william.godshalk at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 12:26:41 PST 2011

It is not readily apparent that Mountolive's missing father is modeled, at
least in part, on Francis J. Mott. But one might argue that Durrell's
meeting with Mott was much like the reunion with a missing father. And Mott
was the inspiration for some of Durrell's most interesting passages. Otto
Rank is also part of this soup mix.


W. L. Godshalk                 *
Department of English *           *      *
University of Cincinnati    *     stellar disorder *
OH 45221-0069     *               *          *
godshawl at ucmail.uc.edu
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