[ilds] Fwd: Re: A Tale of Two Alexandrias (WSJ)

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 9 08:39:31 PST 2011


Marc,

I guess your friend doesn't think Lucette Lugnado's article is "botched."  Good to get that confirmation, and I agree with it.


Bruce



On Mar 9, 2011, at 5:15 AM, Marc Piel wrote:

> Hi,
> I passed on the post with the link to the article 
> in the WSJ, to my friend in Alexandria.
> 
> FYI here is what he sent me back:
> _________________________________________________________
> 
> The article is very realistic. Colette is a fellow 
> Rotarian and her
> brother is the director of the Conservatoir de 
> Musique here in Alex.
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Mar 5, 2011, at 5:22 PM, Marc Piel 
> <marcpiel at interdesign.fr
> <mailto:marcpiel at interdesign.fr>> wrote:
> 
>> 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*
>> By MARC CHAMPION And LUCETTE LAGNADO
>> MARCH 5, 2011
>> 
>> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703786804576138161911236484.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5
>> 




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