[ilds] Comparisons

Richard Pine pinedurrellcorfu at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 11:06:34 PDT 2016

Have you been Trumped?
Have you been Durrelled?
A nice idea.

On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 8:33 PM, Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at gmail.com>

> Agree.  There is no comparison on the personal level.  Personal names
> sometimes get turned into verbs and nouns:  Boycott, de Sade, Mesmer.
> These are famous people who did something notorious or noteworthy.  “Trump”
> may become synonymous with mendacity and fraudulence.  “Durrell,” on the
> other hand, may become associated with verbal inventiveness and
> creativity.  No comparison.
> Bruce
> On Oct 9, 2016, at 7:00 AM, Richard Pine <pinedurrellcorfu at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Ravi, no-one is comparing Trump and Durrell. But it might be interesting
> if they did.
> RP
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Ravi Nambiar <cnncravi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Truth and untruth! Durrell and Trump! I am sorry to say that we are
>> insulting Durrell by comparing Trump with him, or Durrell with Trump. I
>> doubt whether Trump has ever read a poem or a novel. True or false, like it
>> or not, the truth is that there is enough of Americanism in Trump. That is
>> why he gets followers. We enjoy *Alexandria Quartet* because there is
>> Darley's or Justine's or Melissa's experience (at least partly) in each of
>> us or some of us, the readers. That is the truth and this is what
>> literature is expected to do. We don't have to count the number of times
>> Darley slept with Melissa or Justine with the number of times Durrell slept
>> with any woman, and thus discover truth. We don't enjoy the *Quintet* because
>> we, as readers, may not have the experience of Affad, like his penetrating
>> in Tantric style and then reflecting, or of his joyful acceptance of death.
>> That is also truth.
>> Ravi
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