[ilds] Durrell's Correspondence

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 23 11:26:45 PDT 2014


This sounds right.  Thanks, RP.  The compilation, however, would be truly "onerous," although rewarding.

Bruce



On Jun 23, 2014, at 11:03 AM, Richard Pine <rpinecorfu at yahoo.com> wrote:

> In my opinion, an edition of LD's correspondence (other than that with Miller and Aldington which has already been exhaustively covered) is not a complicated matter -  clearly the compilation would be onerous, to ferret out the less accessible items, but editing would be simple and straightforward. I'm sure there would be a readership and a publisher. And the estate would like it. The major editorial decision would involve the decision: should this be only letters from LD, or the replies also? Letters to LD, and his replies? etc etc. 
> It's time-consuming but does not pose any insuperable problems if approached in a positive fashion. 
> RP
> --------------------------------------------
> On Mon, 6/23/14, James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Subject: Re: [ilds] Durrell's Correspondence
> To: "ILDS Listserv" <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
> Date: Monday, June 23, 2014, 4:50 PM
> 
> On 2014-06-23, 9:01 AM,
> Bruce Redwine wrote:
>> Any efforts by
> some ambitious scholar  to compile
>> 
> Durrell's voluminous correspondence?  I guess the
>> question is, who would publish it?
> 
> Would the estate permit it,
> and at what cost?  Those are the questions 
> I'd ask first, and they might be
> prohibitive.  I don't think there would 
> be great difficulty in finding a publisher.
> 
> -James
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