[ilds] Note re: the name “Aubrey”

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sun May 31 03:45:55 PDT 2015


In the Quintet, there are a couple of references to Aubrey Blanford in a Joycean context, when talking about Ulysses.  Durrell knew the great novel.  So your observation has merit.

Bruce



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> On May 30, 2015, at 5:21 PM, Kennedy Gammage <gammage.kennedy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> This has zero applicability to Jack Aubrey, the hero of Patrick O’Brian’s sea stories – but it may apply to Aubrey Blanford:
> 
> From Don Gifford’s Ulysses Annotated, p. 17:
> 
> “1.167 (7:24). Aubrey – A name regarded as effeminate and frequently used to express the sort of scorn the context applies.” 
> 
> Of course, these particular notes are circa 1904 Ireland – and Blanford’s earliest incarnation in the AQ2 is 1930s England…
> 
> …But would it be fair to say that Durrell may have had this in mind?
> 
> Cheers - Ken
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