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  • The Dark Labyrinthby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    This captivating Mediterranean novel was written by Lawrence Durrell immediately after finishing his exquisite vignette about Corfu, Prospero's Cell , and a decade before Justine . The story is set on Crete just after the War, as an odd assortment of English travellers come ashore from a cruise ship to explore the island and in particular to examine... more...

  • The Alexandria Quartetby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40

    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... more...

  • The Black Bookby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65

    First published in Paris in 1938, Durrell's third novel is the story, told from the inside, of the lives and loves of a group of struggling writers and artists in a seedly London hotel.. Controversial at the time because of its sexual frankness, the book was finally published in its complete form only through the efforts of Henry Miller. more...

  • The Greek Islandsby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    As every reader of Durrell knows, his writing is steeped in the living experience of the Mediterranean, and especially the islands of Greece. This captivating and highly unusual text, originally conceived as a picture book and now reset in paperback format, weaves together evocative descriptions, history and myth with Durrell's personal reminiscences.... more...

  • Bitter Lemons of Cyprusby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    'He writes as an artist, as well as a poet; he remembers colour and landscape and the nuances of peasant conversation . . . Eschewing politics, it says more about them than all our leading articles . . . In describing a political tragedy it often has great poetic beauty.' Kingsley Martin, New Statesman 'Durrell possesses exceptional qualifications.... more...

  • Caesar's Vast Ghostby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.19

    Provence, where Lawrence Durrell lived for thirty years, is the motif of this final work, published just before his death. It is a highly personal and unusual book, part travelogue, part writer's notebook, part autobiography. It preserves memories from his intimate experience of the Midi, and scattered through the evocative text are nineteen poems... more...

  • The Revolt of Aphroditeby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    The Revolt of Aphrodite consists of two novels, Tunc ('then', 'next') and its sequel Numquam ('never'). When Felix Charlock, an inventor, is approached by Merlin's, an influential and successful firm with interests everywhere, something about the extremely generous offer makes him hesitate. But as time goes on, he finds himself tied to 'the Firm'... more...

  • Sicilian Carouselby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 16.03

    Having immersed himself in the islands of Rhodes, Corfu and Cyprus, Lawrence Durrell turns to Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, with its long and varied history and its spectacular archaeological remains. To equip himself for this formidable task, Durrell joined a tour, the 'Sicilian Carousel', and the account of his travels with a... more...

  • Antrobus Completeby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    The British Foreign Office is a timeless institution. Antrobus is the embodiment of everything that makes it what it is. His tales of diplomatic misadventure, accompanied by memorable and witty drawings, make a collection to cherish, for as long as the Foreign Office holds sway over far-flung British interests. 'Whatever wars there may be and whatever... more...

  • Reflections on a Marine Venusby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 10.19

    In his hugely popular Prospero's Cell, Lawrence Durrell brought Corfu to life, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the island. With Reflections on a Marine Venus, he turns to Rhodes: ranging over its past and present, touching with wit and insights on the history and myth which the landscape embodies, and presenting some real and some imagined.... more...