[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 75, Issue 1_Allison Kreuiter_"City and landscape of remembering..."

Sumantra Nag sumantranag at gmail.com
Sun Jul 7 01:11:36 PDT 2013


James,

 

Thanks for forwarding Allison Kreuiter's article. 

 

I don't think there is any way of expressing my appreciation to the author
excepting through this response the ILDS. I found the article wonderfully
perceptive and sensitive to the aesthetics of Durrell's writing and
particularly to his creation of landscape. I have not read Foucault and am
not therefore directly familiar with deconstructionism, but in the context
of Durrell's familiar creation of Alexandria, I was able to relate to
Foucault's "counter-sites":

 

"Places of this kind are outside of all places even though it may be
possible to indicate their location in reality."

 

The comparison with specific paintings is also notable, and illustrates the
aesthetics of Durrell's writing very well.

 

Regards

 

Sumantra Nag

 

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Hello all,

 

A brief note of congratulations to Allison Kreuiter for her article "City
and landscape of remembering:The visual textual palimpsest of Alexandria in
Lawrence Durrell'sJustine and Balthazar" in /Scrutiny2: 

Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa/:

 

 <http://academia.edu/3848804/City_and_landscape_of_remembering>
http://academia.edu/3848804/City_and_landscape_of_remembering

 

It's grand to see new work, especially something combining stylistic and
thematic matters.

 

All best,

James

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