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    DescriptionLAWRENCE DURRELL This book studies the works of Lawrence Durrell (February 27, 1912 - November 7, 1990), the great British writer. It explores all of Durrells major works, including The Alexandria Quartet, The Black Book, the poetry, The Avignon Quintet and the Tunc-Nunquam books, many of lesser-known pieces, and reviews all of the Durrell criticism, and Durrells literary friendships (with Henry Miller, T.S. Eliot, George Seferis, Richard Aldington, etc). The response that Lawrence Durrell so often generates is negative: critics call him pretentious, baroque, overblown, high-flown, too intellectual, too metaphysical, overwritten, too rich, etc. The Avignon Quintet, his last major work, was received as lush, with fantastic characters, opulent landscapes, flamboyant... rich, easy style, prose that was ringingly evocative, an elaborate tapestry. For some critics, Durrells books are accurate, moving and intensely readable as a critic wrote of Bitter Lemons, while another critic sees Durrells novels as so beautiful in surface and so uncertain below it. It was the 1950s novel Justine that really launched Durrells career, for Justine was a large, complex work that promised much for the following instalments in The Alexandria Quartet. Durrells reputation rests largely on the achievement of The Alexandria Quartet, and it is to the Quartet that critics generally refer when they discuss Durrell. And when Durrells name appears in the index of a book of literary criticism, The Alexandria Quartet is usually being considered. Includes illustrations, a full bibliography and notes.


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    Title
    Lawrence Durrell
    Subtitle
    Between Love and Death, East and West, Sex and Metaphysics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Mark Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 397 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781861710666
    ISBN 10: 1861710666
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Crescent Moon Publishing
    Imprint name
    Crescent Moon Publishing
    Publication date
    30 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Kent