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(The Avignon Quintet #5)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  5 reviews
With Quinx Lawrence Durrell complets his Avignon Quintet, a quincunx of highly original novels to rival his famour Alexandria Quartet. Monsieur, Livia, Constance, Sebastian and now Quinx comprise a beautifully constructed major work, rich in invention, phsycological truth and sheer entertainment.
Hardcover, 201 pages
Published May 27th 1985 by Faber & Faber
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Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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O Quinteto de Avignon é composto por cinco livros e mais de mil e duzentas páginas. Os primeiros quatro deslumbraram-me, o ultimo desnorteou-me. Talvez porque eu ou Durrell já estivéssemos cansados...

Psicanálise, seitas religiosas, o tesouro dos Templários e a Segunda Guerra Mundial são alguns dos temas tratados, enquanto as personagens vagueiam pelo Egipto, Avignon, Veneza e outros locais da Europa. O tema constante é o sexo: incesto, homossexualidade, sadismo, e por aí fora; com umas teorias
Mar 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
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"Of course, by all means let us have the truth, since we have all suffered so much from it."

A disgrace, frankly. I mean, perhaps I shouldn't be surprised as literally the first person to write a Goodreads review (in English) of this novel published 35 years ago, but nevertheless I'm disappointed.

Durrell of course is a major 20th century writer, and Justine and the remainder of the Alexandria Quartet remain among personal highlights of mine in literature. But it's clear that Durrell-as-author is
Lynne King
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Part of the "Avignon Quintet". The last one and a distinct departure from the style of writing that I have come to love and admire about Lawrence Durrell. Needs a review!
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Foi neste preciso momento que a realidade primordial se precipitou em ajuda da ficção e o totalmente imprevisível começou a acontecer!"
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maximal 80 Seiten lesbarer Text, der Rest Geblubber und Gebrabbel, immerhin gibt es eine Auflösung von daher zwei Sterne für den schwächsten Band der Reihe. Ich gönne ja jedem außer Kurs geratenen Schriftsteller seinen Zeitvertreib, aber im Fall des Avignon-Quartetts wäre es mir lieber gewesen, Durrell hätte wie der auf Seite 67ff beschriebene Bodhidharma für den Rest seines Lebens einfach auf eine Wand geglotzt oder sich, wie seine weniger schreibfreudigen Altersgenossen vor die Kiste gesetzt u ...more
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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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The Avignon Quintet (5 books)
  • Monsieur
  • Livia or Buried Alive (The Avignon Quintet #2)
  • Constance, or Solitary Practices
  • Sebastian, or, Ruling Passions
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