[ilds] A Tale of Two Alexandrias (WSJ)

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Sat Mar 5 06:47:06 PST 2011

Please see the Wall Street Journal piece below for several glances at 
Durrell's Alexandrian moment.

The historical coverage in the article is a bit botched.  This story has 
been in the works for several weeks, with one of the authors 
interviewing prominent Alexandrians and biographers of modern 
Alexandria.  An editor's hand may or may not be at fault.  I suspect 
that what we read this morning has been cut down to size in light of how 
the West's attention has drifted away from Egypt and on to other 
events.   Sad for the Alexandrians. . . .

A Tale of Two Alexandrias (Wall Street Journal)
Over the past six decades, Egypt's second city has morphed from 
cosmopolitan oasis into Islamist stronghold*
MARCH 5, 2011


Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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