[lit-ideas] Re: Iran, spying, communists...

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 17:55:28 +0100

Friday, June 4, 2004, 4:52:24 PM, Omar Kusturica wrote:

OK> but right now I am stricken by horrible back pain.

I'm sorry. I hurt my back badly when I was 22 and have had problems
since; also just before Christmas I injured it badly and was in
intense pain for about 3 months -- I am now, after a lot of rest, a
lot better but my back is weak -- so I understand. (My family is prone
to back problems, my brother and my niece get them too; but as you
say, injury makes them worse.)

OK> Not really. I used to know some about Lodge - was
OK> thinking about doing my thesis on him and a couple of
OK> others - but that was years ago.

I'd like to hear more about this when you're feeling better --  I've
read most of the campus novels.

OK> *I honestly thought the two were being conflated, with
OK> perhaps some justification.

I don't think so -- I think (and here I'll pay Lodge a compliment!)
that that one clumsy mini-speech was first a lapse (the kind you see in
*really* bad fiction) and second, an alert to the situation now. (Cf
"RAE".) But I can see why you think there's conflation.

JE>> Your more cosmic view -- which I suggest you give --
JE>> may or may not be
JE>> held by Lodge.

OK> *Right. I might give my cosmic view on some occasion,

meanwhile I'll look for material on Lodge -- to see if I can find
anything that gives a clue. It is a long time since I read his other
books, and people I know who've discussed him since focus on the "Zapp
is Stanley Fish" aspect.

Best regards,
 Judy                            mailto:judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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