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The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea. - Lawrence Durrell
The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea.
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Lawrence Durrell was one of the best-selling, most celebrated English novelists of the late 20th century. "The Alexandria Quartet" is unquestionably his most admired work, at heart a sensuous and brilliant evocation of wartime Alexandria. In this world of corrupt glamour, L.G. Darley attempts to... show more
Lawrence Durrell was one of the best-selling, most celebrated English novelists of the late 20th century. "The Alexandria Quartet" is unquestionably his most admired work, at heart a sensuous and brilliant evocation of wartime Alexandria. In this world of corrupt glamour, L.G. Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with the dark, passionate Justine Hosnani - setting alight a beguiling exploration of sexual and political intrigue that the author himself described as 'an investigation of modern love'.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780571283934 (0571283934)
ASIN: 571283934
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 880
Edition language: English
Series: Alexandria Quartet (#1)
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philoSophie
philoSophie rated it
5.0 The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea.
Even though it took me ages to finish this massive read, the eloquence and the elegancy of the prose blew me away. I absolutely adored the fact that the plot was non linear,at least during the first 3 books, whilst the landscape descriptions were mesmerizing and haunting.This is definitely an unpara...
AC
AC rated it
A magnificent work, tightly constructed... it is impossible to consider these four volumes independently. Though published separately, they form a whole. I had thought about reading this since I was 20, when I had read what Henry Miller had to say about Durrell. Of course, I would not have understo...
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
"I suppose...that if you wished somehow to incorporate all I am telling you into your own Justine manuscript now, that you would find yourself with a curious sort of book - the story would be told, so to speak, in layers...a series of novels with 'sliding panels'"Balthazar, p. 338JustineA rhythmic, ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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From the Frontspiece: Durrell's wartime sojourn in Egypt led to this masterpiece which he completed in Southern France, where he settled permanently in 1957.
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
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If you're wondering why I grabbed this book, listen to this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2012/feb/10/lawrence-durrell-100-podcast
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