[ilds] 3 quick questions about Marine Venus

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Mon Feb 29 11:43:24 PST 2016


Hi Ken,

I was indeed much cut. The go to resource is David Roessel:

Roessel, David. “‘Cut in Half as It Was’: Editorial Excisions and the 
Original Shape of Reflections on a Marine Venus.” Deus Loci: The 
Lawrence Durrell Journal NS 6 (1998): 64–77.

It would be difficult to publish since it could compete with the 
commercial edition through Faber & Faber, but it would indeed be good to 
see more work detailing it.

Some of Durrell's other writings about Rhodes are in /From the 
Elephant's Back/ and show post-war political concerns not included in 
the book.

All best,
James

On 2016-02-29 11:38 AM, Kennedy Gammage wrote:
> Has anyone on the list seen the original MS submitted to F&F, which I
> believe is significantly longer than the published book? Do you agree
> that Anne Ridler was correct to cut it as she did? Any chance it will be
> published in the coming years?
>
> Thanks very much - Ken



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