[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 130, Issue 6

Ravi Nambiar cnncravi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 04:01:10 PDT 2018


Dear Paul,
I don't know how to thank you for the review of my book that appeared in
the Deus Loci. You have delved deep into my book and made very good
observations. On the whole, you praised my book. Thank you again.
The one place you disagreed is that Affad cannot be considered as a hero,
as there are others equally relevant/important in the Quintet. I fully
agree, and I am not countering your valuable observation. But I must
explain why I thought the other way, mainly for the benefit of the
students. First of all, I did mention "the hero in the Quintet, if there is
any..." , admitting that there is no hero as such. Second, I also stated
that Affad is the hero according to the definition of a modern hero, given
by Joseph Campbell. Modern hero, according to him, should be a boon
bringer. Constance gets the central place in the Quintet because she comes
into contact with Affad. Blanford too learns from him. Above all, Affad
also learned how to accept death, and that is the additional qualification
for him. If Darly seeks fulfillment by discovering his own self, by moving
through flesh, by moving from negatives to "what I am", Affad enters the
stage as a fulfilled man, as an accomplished man,  to restore Constance, to
restore actual womanhood.
In Livia , the hero is the young man who has the memory of a whore in mind
and he opmust be able to have several sexual intercourses without a rubber
sheath. Contrast is the style, contrasting different types of adventures
(mainly sexual), and cultures; thus, the contrast of heroes, both negative
and positive. There are European and Eastern heroes, if they are taken as
metaphors. I must write a clear article on this, but if I am mistaken, I
must not write further. That is why it is addressed to you, Paul, through
ilds.
I salute you for your sincere views.
Sorry, I should have first congratulated the author of the new book, now
under discussion in ilds. My hearty congratulations.
Ravi


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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Exile and Return - my new book (Norman Hills)
   2. Re: Exile and Return - my new book (James Gifford)
   3. Re: Exile and Return - my new book (Rony Alfandary)
   4. Re: Exile and Return - my new book (Rony Alfandary)


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Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:18:10 +0000
From: Norman Hills <nlongrifle at hotmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [ilds] Exile and Return - my new book
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This book sounds very interesting.  I would buy it if the price were not so
totally outrageous.  This is clearly intended for well-funded libraries
only.  I will be forced to resort to inter-library loan.
Cheers,
Norman

On Sep 26, 2018, at 1:02 AM, Rony Alfandary <alfandary at gmail.com<mailto:
alfandary at gmail.com>> wrote:

Many thanks Anne, I hope all Durrelians will enjoy the journey !










Rony Alfandary, Ph.D.
Clinical Social Worker
Postgraduate Program of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Dept. of Social Work
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan 51905
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On 26 September 2018 at 00:30, Anne Zahlan <zahlan at earthlink.net<mailto:
zahlan at earthlink.net>> wrote:
Many congratulations to Rony?the book is an important achievement not only
for him but also for Durrell studies.

Anne

From: ILDS [mailto:ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca<mailto:
ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca>] On Behalf Of Rony Alfandary
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 5:02 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: [ilds] Exile and Return - my new book

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am happy and proud to inform you of the publication of a new expanded
English edition of my psychoanalytic study of Lawrence Durrell's The
Alexandria Quartet.

The book is published by Routledge and is available both on their site<
https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.routledge.com%2FA-Psychoanalytic-Study-of-Lawrence-Durrells-The-Alexandria-Quartet%2FAlfandary%2Fp%2Fbook%2F9781138359659&data=02%7C01%7C%7C64e6586eb20444901d8c08d623d2f563%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636735786293986429&sdata=laI39AO%2Bzpt4foVK3ZYgcRBWv9yKIiM5mwfDqKGuuYM%3D&reserved=0>
and on Amazon<
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Initially, it is issued in a hard-cover edition, which will be followed
later by a paperback edition. It is also available in an attractive e-book
edition.

Here are some words about the book:

".... It is therefore all the more valuable that Rony Alfandary has made a
study of Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, employing his professional acumen as
a psychoanalytic psychotherapist to unpack Durrell's writing in terms of
the unconscious and the uncanny.
I am particularly interested to see the attention Alfandary pays to Freud's
"Uncanny" - that much misunderstood concept of heimlich/unheimlich which,
Alfandary shows us, is profoundly present in Durrell's life and art. What
he has to say about Durrell's relation to the heimlich Indian background
and the constant recurrence of the uncanny in his work is of great value to
us all."
 Richard Pine, Durrell Library of Corfu
"Rony Alfandary has written a study of The Alexandria Quartet that
insinuates itself into the very fiber of the work and, indeed, into
Durrell?s internal psychic world, to give us anew a brilliant
interpretation of this masterwork sixty years after its original
appearance. Durrell?s ability to continue to engage readers of Alfandary?s
caliber shows his continuing relevance.-
Ian S. MacNiven, author of the authorized biography of Lawrence Durrell;
Editor of The Durrell-Miller Letters, 1935-80

I hope you will find it enjoyable and instructive.

Best,
Rony












Rony Alfandary, Ph.D.
Clinical Social Worker
Postgraduate Program of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Dept. of Social Work
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan 51905
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Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:25:20 -0700
From: James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com>
To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
Subject: Re: [ilds] Exile and Return - my new book
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Hi Norman,

Routledge typically has a trade paperback edition following on library
sales of the hardcover.  Please encourage your local library to get a
copy, and that improves the chances of a speedy release of a mainstream
copy for regular humans like us...  Same goes for public libraries.

All best,
James

On 2018-09-26 10:18 AM, Norman Hills wrote:
> This book sounds very interesting. ?I would buy it if the price were not
> so totally outrageous. ?This is clearly intended for well-funded
> libraries only. ?I will be forced to resort to inter-library loan.
> Cheers,
> Norman


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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:38:13 +0300
From: Rony Alfandary <alfandary at gmail.com>
To: Durrell List Serve <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
Subject: Re: [ilds] Exile and Return - my new book
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Dear Norman, yes, it is very expensive. that is Routledge's call. the
paperback issue will come out in a few months. meanwhile, there is also the
ebook version which is cheaper.
best
rony









*Rony Alfandary*, Ph.D.
*Clinical Social Worker*

Postgraduate Program of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Dept. of Social Work

Bar-Ilan University

Ramat-Gan 51905

https://ronyalfandary.wordpress.com/

*http://www.hebpsy.net/me.asp?id=30 <http://www.hebpsy.net/me.asp?id=30>*






On Thu, 27 Sep 2018 at 00:22, Norman Hills <nlongrifle at hotmail.com> wrote:

> This book sounds very interesting.  I would buy it if the price were not
> so totally outrageous.  This is clearly intended for well-funded libraries
> only.  I will be forced to resort to inter-library loan.
> Cheers,
> Norman
>
> On Sep 26, 2018, at 1:02 AM, Rony Alfandary <alfandary at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Many thanks Anne, I hope all Durrelians will enjoy the journey !
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *Rony Alfandary*, Ph.D.
> *Clinical Social Worker*
> Postgraduate Program of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
> Dept. of Social Work
> Bar-Ilan University
> Ramat-Gan 51905
> https://ronyalfandary.wordpress.com/
> <
https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fronyalfandary.wordpress.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C64e6586eb20444901d8c08d623d2f563%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636735786293986429&sdata=R6yx9lGcetw1PEpNgIJcKkT6DbmCBw9BtBxjdo%2BTIfo%3D&reserved=0
>
> *http://www.hebpsy.net/me.asp?id=30
> <
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>*
>
>
>
>
>
> On 26 September 2018 at 00:30, Anne Zahlan <zahlan at earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>> Many congratulations to Rony?the book is an important achievement not
>> only for him but also for Durrell studies.
>>
>>
>>
>> Anne
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* ILDS [mailto:ilds-bounces at lists.uvic.ca] *On Behalf Of *Rony
>> Alfandary
>> *Sent:* Monday, September 24, 2018 5:02 PM
>> *To:* undisclosed-recipients:
>> *Subject:* [ilds] Exile and Return - my new book
>>
>>
>>
>> Dear friends and colleagues,
>>
>>
>>
>> I am happy and proud to inform you of the publication of a new expanded
>> English edition of my psychoanalytic study of Lawrence Durrell's *The
>> Alexandria Quartet*.
>>
>>
>>
>> The book is published by Routledge and is available both on their site
>> <
https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.routledge.com%2FA-Psychoanalytic-Study-of-Lawrence-Durrells-The-Alexandria-Quartet%2FAlfandary%2Fp%2Fbook%2F9781138359659&data=02%7C01%7C%7C64e6586eb20444901d8c08d623d2f563%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636735786293986429&sdata=laI39AO%2Bzpt4foVK3ZYgcRBWv9yKIiM5mwfDqKGuuYM%3D&reserved=0
>
>> and on Amazon
>> <
https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPsychoanalytic-Lawrence-Durrells-Alexandria-Quartet%2Fdp%2F1138359653&data=02%7C01%7C%7C64e6586eb20444901d8c08d623d2f563%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636735786293986429&sdata=5WaVPdJlEz3z3auvrKJ2MIkZdX2shTBGTgmLfMbF5ag%3D&reserved=0
>.
>> Initially, it is issued in a hard-cover edition, which will be followed
>> later by a paperback edition. It is also available in an attractive
e-book
>> edition.
>>
>>
>>
>> Here are some words about the book:
>>
>>
>>
>> ".... It is therefore all the more valuable that Rony Alfandary has made
>> a study of Durrell's *Alexandria Quartet*, employing his professional
>> acumen as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist to unpack Durrell's writing
>> in terms of the unconscious and the uncanny.
>>
>> I am particularly interested to see the attention Alfandary pays to
>> Freud's "Uncanny" - that much misunderstood concept of
>> *heimlich/unheimlich* which, Alfandary shows us, is profoundly present
>> in Durrell's life and art. What he has to say about Durrell's relation to
>> the *heimlich* Indian background and the constant recurrence of the
>> uncanny in his work is of great value to us all."
>>
>>  *Richard Pine, Durrell Library of Corfu*
>>
>> "Rony Alfandary has written a study of *The Alexandria Quartet* that
insinuates
>> itself into the very fiber of the work and, indeed, into Durrell?s
>> internal psychic world, to give us anew a brilliant interpretation of
>> this masterwork sixty years after its original appearance. Durrell?s
>> ability to continue to engage readers of Alfandary?s caliber shows his
>> continuing relevance.-
>>
>> *Ian S. MacNiven**, **author of the authorized biography of Lawrence
>> Durrell; Editor of* *The Durrell-Miller Letters, 1935-80*
>>
>>
>>
>> I hope you will find it enjoyable and instructive.
>>
>>
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Rony
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *Rony Alfandary*, Ph.D.
>>
>> *Clinical Social Worker*
>> Postgraduate Program of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
>> Dept. of Social Work
>> Bar-Ilan University
>> Ramat-Gan 51905
>> https://ronyalfandary.wordpress.com/
>> <
https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fronyalfandary.wordpress.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C64e6586eb20444901d8c08d623d2f563%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636735786293986429&sdata=R6yx9lGcetw1PEpNgIJcKkT6DbmCBw9BtBxjdo%2BTIfo%3D&reserved=0
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>> *http://www.hebpsy.net/me.asp?id=30
>> <
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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:38:52 +0300
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Thanks James, yes, that's the way to go. many thanks!









*Rony Alfandary*, Ph.D.
*Clinical Social Worker*

Postgraduate Program of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Dept. of Social Work

Bar-Ilan University

Ramat-Gan 51905

https://ronyalfandary.wordpress.com/

*http://www.hebpsy.net/me.asp?id=30 <http://www.hebpsy.net/me.asp?id=30>*






On Thu, 27 Sep 2018 at 00:25, James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Norman,
>
> Routledge typically has a trade paperback edition following on library
> sales of the hardcover.  Please encourage your local library to get a
> copy, and that improves the chances of a speedy release of a mainstream
> copy for regular humans like us...  Same goes for public libraries.
>
> All best,
> James
>
> On 2018-09-26 10:18 AM, Norman Hills wrote:
> > This book sounds very interesting.  I would buy it if the price were not
> > so totally outrageous.  This is clearly intended for well-funded
> > libraries only.  I will be forced to resort to inter-library loan.
> > Cheers,
> > Norman
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