[ilds] Myths

Marc Piel marc at marcpiel.fr
Mon May 16 03:15:51 PDT 2011


Thanks David for answering for me... I would add 
that the Minotaur that was a cow is an interesting 
paradigme and perhaps a parody of Evans' theories. 
Perhaps this also tells us that LD had read Evans. 
Haredly "superficial relevance" in the context of 
this list. The Minotaur that was a cow is an 
interesting parallel to writing a book to pay for 
a divorce.
I also am very much enjoying the writing.
B.R.
Marc

Le 16/05/11 08:54, Denise Tart & David Green a 
écrit :
> Yes, Bruce, but some of Marc's posted material 
> has relevance. for example the German use of the 
> caves for storing explosives and the  later 
> instability of the caves as a result of the 
> Germans blowing up their remaining munitions. It 
> is clear from the novel that the caves were 
> regarded as unsafe, so what befalls the cast has 
> a basis in reality even if, in effect, the 
> labyrinth is a metaphoric construct and the 
> minotaur a useful imaginative projection of 
> people's fear's and Larry's literary playfulness.
> David
>
> *From:* Bruce Redwine 
> <mailto:bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
> *Sent:* Monday, May 16, 2011 5:41 AM
> *To:* marc at marcpiel.fr <mailto:marc at marcpiel.fr> 
> ; ilds at lists.uvic.ca <mailto:ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
> *Cc:* Bruce Redwine 
> <mailto:bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
> *Subject:* Re: [ilds] Myths
>
> Just that — the Cretan myth is largely 
> irrelevant to /The Dark Labyrinth./  Durrell's 
> story has very little to do with the Minotaur. 
>  His interests lie elsewhere, which is what 
> we've been discussing for the last few weeks. 
>  If you disagree, then make your case — in 
> detail and based on the text.
>
>
> Bruce
>
>
> On May 15, 2011, at 11:16 AM, Marc Piel wrote:
>
>> Bruce,
>> What do you mean by "superficial relevance"?
>> Surely Durrell must have known of this 
>> mythology and used it to build his fiction!
>> B.R. Marc
>>
>> Le 15/05/11 17:40, Bruce Redwine a écrit :
>>> Sumantra,
>>>
>>> Yes, Knossos is interesting.  As you know, 
>>> however, much of what one sees there is a 
>>> reconstruction, not original and 
>>> problematical.  Sir Arthur Evans used his 
>>> imagination and rebuilt as he wished to see 
>>> the palace, much as Durrell does.  Also, the 
>>> Cretan myth of the Minotaur has but a 
>>> superficial relevance to /The Dark Labyrinth./
>>>
>>>
>>> Bruce
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On May 15, 2011, at 8:10 AM, Sumantra Nag wrote:
>>>
>>>> Interesting, Marc, in the sense that I 
>>>> visited Crete for a week in June 2007
>>>> with my wife and son and we spent time at the 
>>>> Knossos Palace which is
>>>> associated with the myth of the minotaur.
>>>>
>>>> Best wishes
>>>>
>>>> Sumantra
>>>>
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>>>>> I wanted to get up to date on the labyrinth
>>>>> mythology so did a search on the Internet...
>>>>> probably because i'm in France, most of my
>>>>> findings are in French.... but thought it might
>>>>> interst some of you... expecially the old map of
>>>>> Crete.
>>>>> B.R.
>>>>> Marc
>>>>>
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