[ilds] Durrell's Play Sketch for "The Maze": Paris, 1937?

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Thu May 26 12:59:38 PDT 2011


Richard,

The play sketch you mention below — where is it?  Is this a notebook in your possession?  And what's the citation?

Thanks,


Bruce



On May 16, 2011, at 12:39 AM, Richard Pine wrote:

> A possible origin of the 'minotaur' incident is to be found in Theodore 
> Stephanides' 'Island Trails' pp. 54-58.
> LD also wrote a play sketch (maybe in Paris, 1937) : 'The Maze: the guide dies 
> while conducting a tour of the maze: leaving the dramatis personae lost in it: a 
> boy, a girl, a parson, a policeman, a thief, an undertakere, a whore, an old 
> lady: the stranger'.
> RP
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com>
> To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
> Sent: Mon, May 16, 2011 10:19:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [ilds] Myths
> 
> On 15/05/11 11:54 PM, Denise Tart & David Green wrote:
>> 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.
> 
> Good attention, David.  And kindred issues return in /Quinx/ nearly 40 
> years later.
> 
> I'm convinced and will open my copy to the last chapter on the morning's 
> train!  I have James Brigham's teaching notes on /The Dark Labyrinth/, 
> which are rather elaborate.  I'll pull those out this week too and see 
> what secrets Jay can contribute to the conversation.
> 
> Cheers,
> James




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