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The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
" I read this and it damn near ruined my writing. I was working on a book at the time, and in comparison, I felt like giving up. At the very least, I felt what I was writing was simplistic, so I added a whole other layer of narrative. Bad idea! Durr... " Read more of this review »
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
" Beautiful, eloquent, haunting, airy, meditative, suave, cosmopolitan, transcendent, poetic, romantic, pessimistic, ruminative, opaque, mournful, tender, modern, erotic, imaginative, masterful, magnificent! "
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
" What could you possibly say, these are some of the tightest, most beautiful sentences in English. and Durrel is so much smarter than you, just when he goes on and on and you're ready to write him off as a particular sort of writer with a particula... " Read more of this review »
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
" Alexandria between the wars. I don't think there will ever be a more sensual, lyrical, painterly writer than Durrell, nor a more exquisitely delineated labyrinthine, incestuous, brilliant, tangled society than that of his Alexandria, Egypt. A sing... " Read more of this review »
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Mountolive by Lawrence Durrell
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Clea by Lawrence Durrell
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Balthazar by Lawrence Durrell
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It is hard to imagine a novel in the English language published in the last 60 year that comes even knee high to Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet. It is at once a psychological thriller, an exploration into the human heart ("Tell me who it was who in...more
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Justine by Lawrence Durrell
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