[ilds] Waugh Panel - Univ of Texas

Marc Piel marc at marcpiel.fr
Thu Jan 7 17:27:45 PST 2016

Surely much of his prose is pure poetry!!

Envoyé de mon iPad

Le 7 janv. 2016 à 20:06, Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at gmail.com> a écrit :

No, not like “Good Lord Nelson,” more like some of the poems in The Ikons (1967) and Vega (1973).  Durrell was quite versatile.  He could be funny or oracular.  It’s useful to start with Peter Porter’s collection of Durrell’s Selected Poems (Faber, 2006).  Porter considers “Loeb’s Horace” a “great achievement” and concludes by calling Durrell “one of the best [poets] of the past hundred years.”  High praise from a fellow poet.  Unfortunately few share this view.


> On Jan 6, 2016, at 7:21 PM, James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com> wrote:
> Like the "Ballad of the Good Lord Nelson"?  We even had a performance of the musical setting at the Ottawa conference in 2002...
> Best,
> James
>> On 2016-01-06 8:11 PM, Bruce Redwine wrote:
>> Agreed.  Not enough is done with Durrell’s poetry.  It’s really much undiscovered territory.  Why?  Because much is so cryptic.
>> Bruce
>>> On Jan 6, 2016, at 6:22 PM, Denise Tart & David Green <dtart at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
>>> William, happen to agree with your last line about Durrell's poetry. Some of his poems are amongst my favs. Look forward to a Margherita with you some day. Sadly, won't be to Crete this year. Have to work this year.
>>> David Whitewine
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>> On 7 Jan 2016, at 10:02 AM, William Apt <billyapt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Fellow members:
>>>> I just received the latest issue of the Herald and noticed that the University of Texas's British Studies Dept. will be hosting a Waugh archive discussion on April 8th. I am a long time member of the British Studies Lecture Series and former undergrad student of Prof. William Roger Louis, its Director. If any of you will be in in Austin to attend, please do let me know. I know the best Mexican food and BBQ places in town and how to make a good margarita - a real margarita, the way God likes them!
>>>> All the best, and looking forward to Crete,
>>>> Billy
>>>> PS: Christopher Middleton, author of the Heraldic Universe, and noted by MacNivan as one of the first scholars to understand what LD was trying to achieve artistically, lived here until his death this past November. I tried to get him to attend OMG in London but he just wasn't interested. He felt his interest in LD was from long ago and that he had moved on. He did tell me that LD's poetry was LD's greatest achievement.
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