The Alexandria Quartet
Publish date: June 2nd 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 880
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Modern Classics
Series: Alexandria Quartet (#1)
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...
"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, ...
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.
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
Simply amazing. Heart-wrenchingly beautiful meditations on love, life, war, everything. The story of a group of people living in Alexandria just before World War II - but its so much more than that. Give yourself a few months and take your time - something I rarely, if ever, do - and soak up this...
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