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Searching For a Passage

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:19 am
by Rainbowler
Greetings -

For quite some time now I have been paging through the book (four or five times) unsuccessfully
trying to find the passage which starts:
"Perhaps all this is getting at the heart of Englishness .. being happier at being unhappy,
than doing something constructive to change it .."
and ending something like:
" .. and the poverty of nuance in even the most semantically advanced American equivalent"

Would be grateful for any help ..

Many thanks

Re: Searching For a Passage

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:30 pm
by drkellyindc
Thanks for posting your query. The material you quote is found toward the end of the novel's 7th chapter, "Passage," pp. 73-4 in the 1977 Signet paperback.

--Kelly

Re: Searching For a Passage

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:51 am
by Rainbowler
Thank you very much indeed for this .. I found it on p83 in my Jonathan Cape hardback ..