Reflections on a Marine Venus

Reflections on a Marine Venus

Lose yourself in this classic travelogue evoking the Greek island of Rhodes after World War II by the king of travel writing and real-life family member of The Durrells in Corfu. 'A magician ... Durrell enchants.' The Times 'A lovely book .

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571265244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Lose yourself in this classic travelogue evoking the Greek island of Rhodes after World War II by the king of travel writing and real-life family member of The Durrells in Corfu. 'A magician ... Durrell enchants.' The Times 'A lovely book ... Makes people feel happy ... [So] pleasurable.' Observer 'A poet's intoxication with landscape, a humanist's appetite for history, and an eye for character worthy of a novelist . He excites a longing to leave for Rhodes at once.' Sunday Times World War II is finally over, and after four torturous years serving the Crown in Egypt, Lawerence Durrell seeks peace in the landscapes he has loved ever since his youth in Corfu: Mediterranean islands. He is posted to the Greek island of Rhodes, and from his first dip in the dazzling blue Aegean - which jolts his soul awake for the first time in years - he immerses himself in the rhythms and moods of local life, befriending eccentric villagers and quaffing ouzo as through the war was a distant dream. With his dazzling poet's eye and passion for excavating ancient history, Durrell recaptures the mythic Rhodes of legend, of knights and crusades, that lies beneath its war-ravaged surface. It is a place that you will never forget. 'Our last great garlicky master of the vanishing Mediterranean.' Richard Holmes 'Masterly ... Casts a spell.' Jan Morris 'Incandescent.' André Aciman 'Invades the reader's every sense ... Remarkable.' Victoria Hislop 'Like long letters from a civilized and very funny friend - the prose as luminous as the Mediterranean air he loves.' Time
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Prospero s Cell

Prospero s Cell

Durrell, later a world famous novelist, had it all when he made his escape from a gray, industrialized England to a sunny Greek island: a new wife, colorful new friends, and Corfu's captivating beauty.

Author: Lawrence Durrell

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ISBN: 1258218720

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Durrell, later a world famous novelist, had it all when he made his escape from a gray, industrialized England to a sunny Greek island: a new wife, colorful new friends, and Corfu's captivating beauty. Then this enchanting idyll abruptly ended with the onset of World War II and evacuation to Egypt.
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Lawrence Durrell s Notes on Travel Volume Two

Lawrence Durrell s Notes on Travel Volume Two

From a dip in the frigid Aegean Sea, which jolts him awake for what feels like the first time in years, Durrell breathes in the joys of island life, meeting villagers, eating exotic food, and throwing back endless bottles of ouzo. ...

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504054690

Category: Travel

Page: 1318

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Travel memoirs “as luminous as the Mediterranean air” from the acclaimed author of the Alexandria Quartet, who is featured in The Durrells in Corfu (Time). Born in India, acclaimed British novelist and poet Lawrence Durrell lived in Corfu as a young man, enjoying salt air, cobalt water, and an unfettered bohemian lifestyle, along with his brother, Gerald, who would also go on to be a writer and a naturalist. Their real-life family is portrayed in the PBS Masterpiece production, The Durrells in Corfu. Over the following decades, he rambled around the Mediterranean, making homes in Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece, always bringing his poet’s eye to document his experiences. Prospero’s Cell: Along with his family, Lawrence Durrell spent four youthful years on Corfu, an island jewel with beauty to match its fascinating history. While his brother, Gerald, was collecting animals as a budding naturalist, Lawrence fished, drank, and lived with the natives in the years leading up to World War II, sheltered from the tumult that was engulfing Europe—until finally he could ignore the world no longer. Durrell left for Alexandria, to serve his country as a wartime diplomat, but never forgot the wonders of Corfu, captured so beautifully in this “brilliant” memoir (The Economist). “In its gem-like miniature quality, [Prospero’s Cell] is among the best books ever written.” —The New York Times Reflections on a Marine Venus: After four tortuous wartime years in Egypt, Durrell finds a post on the island of Rhodes, where the British are attempting to return Greece to the sleepy peace it enjoyed in the 1930s. From a dip in the frigid Aegean Sea, which jolts him awake for what feels like the first time in years, Durrell breathes in the joys of island life, meeting villagers, eating exotic food, and throwing back endless bottles of ouzo. “Sparkles with . . . intense energy . . . brilliance and fire.” —The Christian Science Monitor Spirit of Place: In these letters and essays, Durrell exhibits the power of poetic observation that continues to make his travel writing so vivid and fresh. He traveled not to sightsee but to live, and made homes in the Mediterranean, Egypt, France, Yugoslavia, and Argentina. Each time he landed, he rooted himself deep into the native soil, taking in not just the sights and sounds of his new land, but the essential character of the country, which he brings to life in these pages. “The letters depict the brio of Durrell’s existence with intoxicating vividness.” —The New York Times
Categories: Travel

Lawrence Durrell s Poetry

Lawrence Durrell   s Poetry

164. 15. Revelation 21: 1. 16. Reflections on a Marine Venus, pp. 66, 76. 17.
Reflections on a Marine Venus, p. 94. 18. The Alexandria Quartet, p. 439. 19.
Christian Doumet, Faut-il comprendre la poésie? Paris: Klincksieck, 2004, p. 81.
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Author: Isabelle Keller-Privat

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781683930631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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Lawrence Durrell’s Poetry offers an in-depth analysis of Lawrence Durrell’s entire poetic opus, from his early collections in the 1940s up to his last one published in 1973. Thirty years of Durrellian poetry are brought together in order to unveil the genesis of Durrell’s writing, both poetic and fictional.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sicilian Carousel

Sicilian Carousel

Sicilian Carousel is a gem that ranks with Durrell's finest work. 'Readers who have been to Sicily will love this book. Readers who have not been to Sicily will love this book.

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571288731

Category: History

Page: 240

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Lose yourself in this vivid travelogue evoking the historic Mediterranean island of Sicily by the king of travel writing and real-life family member of The Durrells in Corfu. 'A magician.' The Times Despite decades spent poetically chronicling Mediterranean life in Rhodes, Cyprus and Corfu, celebrated travel writer Lawrence Durrell had never set foot on the largest island: Sicily. For years, his friend Martine begged him to visit her on this sun-kissed paradise, but it took her sudden death to finally bring him to its shores - and he is not disappointed. Joining an eccentric tour group, Durrell immerses himself in the island's spectacular archaeological remains, and becomes dizzy with Sicily's rich history: its mysterious myths and meanings. Featuring unpublished poems and illustrated with elegant engravings. Sicilian Carousel is a gem that ranks with Durrell's finest work. 'Readers who have been to Sicily will love this book. Readers who have not been to Sicily will love this book.' Paul Fussell 'Like long letters from a civilized and very funny friend - the prose as luminous as the Mediterranean air he loves.' Time
Categories: History

The Mediterranean Shore

The Mediterranean Shore

Depicts the setting sna dlocations of Lawrence Durrell's novels and travel books, including Prospero's Cell, The Dark labyrinth, Reflections on a marine Venus, White eagles over Serbia, Bitter lemons, Alexandria Quartet, Revolt of Aphrodite ...

Author: Paul Hogarth

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: UOM:39015032385224

Category: Authors, English

Page: 159

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Depicts the setting sna dlocations of Lawrence Durrell's novels and travel books, including Prospero's Cell, The Dark labyrinth, Reflections on a marine Venus, White eagles over Serbia, Bitter lemons, Alexandria Quartet, Revolt of Aphrodite, Avignon Quintet, etc.
Categories: Authors, English

The Alexandria Quartet

The Alexandria Quartet

Summary: Consisting of Justine , Balthazar , Mountolive and Clea - The Alexandria Quartet explores the sexual and political intrigues of a group of expatriates in Egypt before and after the Second World War.

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571283934

Category: Fiction

Page: 884

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Summary: Consisting of Justine , Balthazar , Mountolive and Clea - The Alexandria Quartet explores the sexual and political intrigues of a group of expatriates in Egypt before and after the Second World War.
Categories: Fiction

Greece in Print

Greece in Print

We stood on a beach and Lawrence Durrell Lawrence Durrell gazed across the
water to tiny Mouse Island , probably the one where Prospero's Cell Reflections
on Bitter Lemons Margo had fled to nurse a broken heart . a Marine Venus We ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015057954896

Category: Greece

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Critical Essays on Lawrence Durrell

Critical Essays on Lawrence Durrell

A pattern emerges in the island books : from casual , pre - war Corfu Durrell shifts
to the post - war Rhodes — with its desperate need of immediate action of
Reflections on a Marine Venus , 8 and then to the incipient civil - war Cypriot ...

Author: Alan Warren Friedman

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall

ISBN: UOM:49015000033523

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Greek Islands

The Greek Islands

The Greek islands conjure up a treasure-chest of images - but nobody brings them to life as vividly as the legendary travel writer Lawrence Durrell.

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571265251

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Lose yourself in this dazzling travelogue of the idyllic Greek Islands by the king of travel writing and real-life family member of The Durrells in Corfu. 'Incandescent.' André Aciman 'Invades the reader's every sense ... Remarkable.' Victoria Hislop 'Nobody knows the Greek islands like Durrell.' New York Times White-washed houses drenched in pink bougainvillea; dazzling seascapes and rugged coastlines; colourful harbours in quaint fishing villages; shady olive and cypress groves; terraces bathed in the Aegean sun ... The Greek islands conjure up a treasure-chest of images - but nobody brings them to life as vividly as the legendary travel writer Lawrence Durrell. It was during his youth in Corfu - which his brother Gerald fictionalised in My Family and Other Animals, later filmed as The Durrells In Corfu - that his love affair with the Mediterranean began. Now, in this glorious tour of the Greek islands, he weaves evocative descriptions of these idyllic landscapes with insights into their ancient history, and shares luminous personal memories of his time in the local communities. No traveller to Greece or admirer of Durrell's magic should miss it. 'Masterly ... Casts a spell.' Jan Morris 'Our last great garlicky master of the vanishing Mediterranean.' Richard Holmes 'Like long letters from a civilized and very funny friend - the prose as luminous as the Mediterranean air he loves.' Time
Categories: Travel

Lawrence Durrell Special Number

Lawrence Durrell Special Number

The inaction of the book , though an accurate reflection of the langorousness of
pre - war Greece , is something of a ... Or , to shift the metaphor to the one central
to Reflections on a Marine Venus and to much of his other writings , Durrell seeks
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010108970

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Balthazar

Balthazar

During sessions with his psychiatrist, Balthazar, their intricate love affair is cast in a radical, sinister new light, illuminating a mysterious plot connected to a recent murder - but Lawrence Durrell's kaleidoscopic storytelling means ...

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571267248

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Lose yourself in the thrilling political intrigue and tangled love affairs of wartime Egypt, in Durrell's epic modern classic. Every interpretation of reality is based upon a unique position ... As the threat of war looms over Alexandria, an exiled Anglo-Irish schoolteacher unravels his erotic obsession with two women: Melissa, a dancer, and Justine, a glamorous Egyptian wife. During sessions with his psychiatrist, Balthazar, their intricate love affair is cast in a radical, sinister new light, illuminating a mysterious plot connected to a recent murder - but Lawrence Durrell's kaleidoscopic storytelling means that nothing is ever as it seems ... 'Legendary ... Casts a spell ... A fine storyteller. Reader, watch out!' Jan Morris, Guardian 'A brave and brazen work ... Lush and grandiose.' Independent 'One of the very best novelists of our time ... [such] beauty.' New York Times Book Review VOLUME TWO OF LAWRENCE DURRELL'S ALEXANDRIA QUARTET
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University of California Union Catalog of Monographs Cataloged by the Nine Campuses from 1963 Through 1967 Authors titles

University of California Union Catalog of Monographs Cataloged by the Nine Campuses from 1963 Through 1967  Authors   titles

Prospero's cell and Reflections on a marine Venus . -... Anadolu'da türk aşiretleri
( 966-1200 ) . REFLECTIONS and maxims . 1907. See : Penn , PR 6007 0938pr
1962- Special Collections . Anadolu'da yaşayan Türk aşiretleri hakkinda William
 ...

Author: University of California (System). Institute of Library Research

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105117234836

Category: Catalogs, Union

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Poets Writers

Poets   Writers

Lawrence Durrell , Reflections on a Marine Venus OTHING SPILLS THE
ROMANTIC Villa Cleoboulos and the banner - draped Tomb of wind from an
islomane ' s sails more than Murad Reis . landing at the little Rhodian port of
Mandraki ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015061952035

Category: Authors, American

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Postmodern Studies

Postmodern Studies

( PC 132 ) The travel writings — Prospero ' s Cell , Reflections on a Marine Venus
, Bitter Lemons — were " carried along " while Durrell was working on The
Alexandria Quartet . In a sense they function as prefaces , quarries and fields of ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021613935

Category: Literature, Modern

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Justine

Justine

' The tragic story of the mysterious and fascinating Justine, and those whose lives she touched in pre-war Alexandria, is told by her lover, an impoverished Irish teacher who has sought refuge across the Mediterranean in Greece.

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited

ISBN: 0571203973

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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'I have been thinking about the girl I met last night in the mirror: dark on the marble-ivory white: glossy black hair: deep suspiring eyes in which one's glances sink because they are nervous, curious, turned to sexual curiosity.' The tragic story of the mysterious and fascinating Justine, and those whose lives she touched in pre-war Alexandria, is told by her lover, an impoverished Irish teacher who has sought refuge across the Mediterranean in Greece. It is undoubtedly a love-story, but the real heroine of the book is its setting: Alexandria, the city 'which decrees that its women shall be the voluptuaries not of pleasure but of pain'.
Categories: Fiction

Where the Tigers Were

Where the Tigers Were

Lawrence Durrell , Reflections on a Marine Venus NOTHING SPILLS THE
romantic wind from an islomane's sails more than landing at the little port of
Mandraki toward the end of the tourist season . Yes , the crusader castle soars
like a dream ...

Author: Don Meredith

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570033803

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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From Venice to Vietnam, from the Welsh coast to Cairo, Don Meredith has travelled in the wake of 20th-century writers, using their novels and poems as guides, as another wayfarer might turn to Fodor's or the Guide Bleu. Canvassing the works of authors especially attuned to a sense of place, the author has gone in search of the backstreets, basilicas, cafes, piazzas and countrysides that figured so powerfully in their writings. Part travelogue, part literary study, this text is the author's account of these explorations into the impact of place in 12 literary classics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sauve Qui Peut

Sauve Qui Peut

' New York Times 'Whatever wars there may be and whatever crises, there will still, please heaven, be the diplomatic corps, with its protocol and formalities and a field for humour which I have never seen better used than in these stories.

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571288830

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

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Imagine if P.G. Wodehouse was a diplomat: Durrell's hilarious foreign office sketches are 'sophisticated funny, but wonderful, and bonkers' (Joanna Trollope) 'A rewarding cocktail based on two parts Wodehouse and one part Saki ... So much fun.' New York Times 'Whatever wars there may be and whatever crises, there will still, please heaven, be the diplomatic corps, with its protocol and formalities and a field for humour which I have never seen better used than in these stories.' John Betjeman After a lifetime serving that most delightfully British of institutions, the Foreign Office, Antrobus can't resist musing over old times in Vulgaria at his London club - or should that be cringing ... His memories of farcical gaffes and comic diplomatic misadventures climax in a dramatic sword fight over a gorgeous new French 'ambassadress' - just one portrait of English etiquette, empire, and eccentricity Celebrated British novelist, travel writer, and member of the real-life family portrayed in The Durrells in Corfu, Lawrence Durrell experienced the absurdities of mid-century diplomacy firsthand. His charming jeu d'esprit about the diplomatic corps is classic satire: but be warned: there's a point where laughter can become painful ... 'Antrobus is a delight to listen to, and his stories are wonderfully funny.' Atlantic 'My goodness it is funny.' The Daily Telegraph
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Sappho

Sappho

Lawrence Durrell's intricate play follows vivid characters who represent different attitudes towards the role of the individual in the world, exploring how their lofty ideals are transformed when they become victims of unforeseeable real ...

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571288847

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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'A magician.' The Times 'A philosophical play of ideas, exploring loss, war, and incest in Ancient Greece, by the celebrated author of The Alexandria Quartet. Lesbos, Ancient Greece. Lawrence Durrell's intricate play follows vivid characters who represent different attitudes towards the role of the individual in the world, exploring how their lofty ideals are transformed when they become victims of unforeseeable real-life circumstances. Eloquent, tragic, poetic, Durrell's parable is a powerful study of idealism in an imperfect universe, drawing vibrant parallels between the classical world and our modern existence.
Categories: Performing Arts