[ilds] Oxford

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 09:56:14 PDT 2011


The plot thickens...

I don't have a return address in Oxford from any of LD's correspondences 
I transcribed.  I might have it in materials from other archives, but 
that's going to be a bit of a dig.  I'll report if I find anything.

-James

On 16/08/11 5:04 PM, William Godshalk wrote:
> My email has been down. The Oxford period is the Francis J. Mott period.
>
> Bill
>
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 7:56 PM, James Gifford
> <james.d.gifford at gmail.com <mailto:james.d.gifford at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     He lists Oxford as his residence while finishing /Bitter Lemons/,
>     and he'd published in some of the undergraduate poetry journals
>     there -- correspondents from that ended up in Egypt during the war
>     and interacted with him, quite a number actually.  A few returned to
>     residences in or around Oxford, so he would have known friends
>     there.  There's also Vivien Ridler, who worked for OUP, whom LD knew
>     through Anne Ridler, but I don't know at what time they took up
>     full-time residence there or if they kept up dual residences.
>       Oxford landscapes appear in Anne Ridler's poetry of the 40s.
>
>     The Bodleian has a nice collection of Durrell's letters, which Ian
>     notes in the bio (prior to their arriving at Oxford and that he does
>     not appear to have seen in full).  They cover the post-Cyprus time
>     period, so I'll check if they have a return address in Oxford listed
>     for him.
>
>     Cheers,
>     J
>
>     ps: I hope you had a productive time!
>
>
>     On 16/08/11 12:04 PM, Anna Lillios wrote:
>
>         Hi everyone,
>
>         Recently, I spent a few weeks in Oxford, England. Ian says that Eve
>         Durrell moved into a home at 84 Old Road in Headington, when she was
>         pregnant. Larry then appeared from Belgrade for the birth of
>         Sappho. I
>         also heard from a fellow Durrellian that Larry lived a few
>         blocks away
>         at the Croft, near Old High Street. Does anyone have any information
>         about Durrell's presence in Oxford?
>
>         --Anna
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