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Constance: Or, Solitary Practices (The Avignon Quintet #3)

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With the Second World War in full fury, Constance must explore the psyche of a mad world in order to save herself and those closest to her in the third volume of the Avignon Quintet

Durrell’s beautiful Avignon Quintet continues with this harrowing, tumultuous installment. Here the protagonist is Constance, a psychoanalyst and mystic struggling for clarity in a world on fire
ebook, 392 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Open Road Media (first published 1982)
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Armin Hennig
Sep 17, 2015 Armin Hennig rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Die Lektüre fordert den Leser nicht allzu sehr, das ist das Beste, was sich über diesen aufgeblähten dritten Teil des Avignon-Quartetts sagen lässt. Etwa fünfzig Seiten korrespondieren mit den ersten beiden Teilen, geben Antworten auf offene Fragen oder führen Handlungsstränge oder Lebensfäden zu Ende, bzw. liefern die Vorgeschichte zu bereits in den ersten beiden Teilen erzählte Fakten.
Wenigstens sind die beiden Folgebände zusammen nicht einmal so dick wie Constance, deren private Praktiken in
Donal O
Apr 19, 2015 Donal O rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Starts well for the first third of the book but once the two central characters start their affair Durrel's head well and truly disappears up his own arse. Awful pretentious book.
Waaaaay too much Freud for me. And loooooove/sex/"sexy" stuff. I can do without that. But i am committed to this quincunx now, and need to see how he makes the lines all line up. It is also exciting to me, as a fan of the Alexandria Quartet, to see characters from that swim to the surface here and there.
Mirvan  Ereon
A nice person from Bookmooch sent me this wonderful book. I will be reading and reviewing it soon.
Lynne King
Feb 25, 2013 Lynne King rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lawrence George Durrell was a critically hailed and beloved novelist, poet, humorist, and travel writer best known for The Alexandria Quartet novels, which were ranked by the Modern Library as among the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century. A passionate and dedicated writer from an early age, Durrell’s prolific career also included the groundbreaking Avignon Quintet, whose ...more
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