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The Alexandria quartet

Lawrence Durrell

The Alexandria quartet

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Lawrence Durrell.
The Physical Object
Pagination884 p. ;
Number of Pages884
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Open LibraryOL18142261M


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The Alexandria Quartet is the story of the life and loves of a young British man, Darley, who lives in Egypt during World War II. Darley has love affairs with three women: Justine, the sensuous.

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Balthazar, is the second volume of Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet, set in Alexandria, Egypt, during the s. The events of each lush and sensuous novel are seen through the eyes of the central character L.G.

Darley, who observes the interactions of his lovers, friends, and acquaintances. I enjoy the exquisite language and the general atmosphere of Alexandria wich Durrell puts down in this first book of the Alexandria quartet.

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The fourth book is an incomplete review on the occasions of the initial three books, set in wartime six years after the fact. The Author: Lawrence Durrell. The Alexandria Quartet is a striking and sensuous masterpiece, breathing vivid life into each of its unforgettable characters and the dusty Mediterranean city in which they live.

Set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the years before, during, and after World War II, the books follow the lives of a circle of friends and lovers, including sensitive Darley /5(18). The Alexandria Quartet is a tetralogy of novels by British writer Lawrence Durrell, published between and A critical and commercial success, the first three books present three perspectives on a single set of events and characters in Alexandria (), before and during World War fourth book is set six years later.

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Books in the quartet include Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea. The Personal Library Archive. The Alexandria Quartet is a striking and sensuous masterpiece, breathing vivid life into each of its unforgettable characters and the dusty Mediterranean city in which they live. Set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the years before, during, and after World War II, the books follow the lives of a circle of friends and lovers, including sensitive Darley /5(3).

L awrence Durrell claimed that the four books of The Alexandria Quartet were "an investigation of modern love".

It's possible to take that idea. This atmospheric, poetic quartet of novels, undoubtedly one of the great English works of the post-Second World War period, is set in wartime Alexandria, with its politics, passions, corruption and vice.

Durrell’s experimental form presents the narrative from different viewpoints, allowing the story to unfold gradually. It is richly compelling, especially in this quietly powerful reading. Lawrence Durrell's series of four novels set in Alexandria, Egypt during the s.

The lush and sensuous series consists of: Justine(); Balthazar(); Mountolive(); Clea(); Justine, Balthazar and Mountolive use varied viewpoints to relate a series of events in Alexandria before World War II. In Clea, the story continues into the years during the : Faber and Faber. The Alexandria Quartet is a striking and sensuous masterpiece, breathing vivid life into each of its unforgettable characters and the dusty Mediterranean city in which they live.

Set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the years before, during, and after World War II, the books follow the lives of a circle of friends and lovers, including sensitive Darley /5(9).

BOOK REVIEW: The Alexandria Quartet (Justine) Ana - bb03aav. Hope you find my views on the book and later on the whole quartet interesting and fall in love with the books as much as I did. The Alexandria Quartet: four linked narratives, Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea, is a remarkable work; one of Lawrence Durrell's best.

In terms of style it could be said to be a little mannered. That said it remains a work that evokes an Alexandria that has since been pretty comprehensively trampled in to the dust by a billion tourists' feet/5(). Mountolive is the third novel in the dazzling Alexandria Quartet.

In the earlier novels, Justine's story was narrated by the Irish schoolteacher who was desperately in love with her. Here, the point of view has shifted.5/5(5). I am embarrassed to enjoy Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet so much.

It was an early passion of mine and one I revisit for the blowsy comfort it provides and for. Justine, published inis the first volume in Lawrence Durrell's literary tetralogy, The Alexandria first in the tetralogy, Justine is one of four interlocking novels, each of which tells various aspects of a complex story of passion and deception from differing points of view.

The quartet is set in the Egyptian city of Alexandria in the s and s, the city itself Author: Lawrence Durrell. The Alexandria Quartet is a striking and sensuous masterpiece, breathing vivid life into each of its unforgettable characters and the dusty Mediterranean city in which they live.

Set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the years before, during, and after World War II, the books follow the lives of a circle of friends and lovers, including sensitive Darley 4/5(8). T he year was the centenary of the birth of Lawrence George Durrell, and the event was celebrated with The Guardian’s online reading group of The Alexandria Quartet (), the publication by Faber of a new edition of the Quartet (with a specially commissioned intro by Jan Morris) and an important conference in London sponsored by the.

Durrell wrote a lot before and after the Quartet: poems, plays, a book about Cyprus, other novels. T.S. Eliot greatly admired The Black Book, and two early novels, Pied Piper of Lovers and Panic Spring, have recently been reissued by ELS, a Canadian press.

Printing: This Book Follows The Revised Faber & Faber Edition With Minor Emendations: Volume 1 Of " The Alexandria Quartet ": Fabulous Looking Book: Orange Cloth Binding With A Photomontage Picture On The Front Board: (Full Size): Includes The Chocolate Coloured Slip-Case: Overall, A Very Nice Book: The Usual FOLIO Quality Is As.

Mountolive (Alexandria Quartet, Bk. 3) by Durrell, Lawrence and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A condensed version of Lawrence Durrell's brilliant literary classic Alexandria Quartet, Justine is about the sophisticated game of international intrigue and espionage in Alexandria, Egypt (at the time the Switzerland of Africa and the Middle East) between the first and second world war.

It is impossible to discuss this fourth volume in Durrell's Alexandria Quartet (Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive) apart from the others, as it would be difficult to read it without having read the others. But the initiated will find themselves happily engulfed once more from the opening sentences.

The first three novels encompassed the same material and time, with sundry plots and counterplots. 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. Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with the dark, passionate Justine Hosnani - setting alight a beguiling exploration of sexual and political /5(K).

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There are, in fact, TWO writers as characters in the book and Durrell manages to make them both talented, artistic and eloquent and yet utterly distinct.

Very skillful, subtle /5(26). READING AND WRITING Date: OctoSunday, Late City Final Edition Section 7; P Column 1; Book Review Desk Byline: By Anatole Broyard Lead: Alexandria Revisited Is ''The Alexandria Quartet'' as good as we all thought it was when we first read it more than 20 years ago?I wondered about this when I saw that Lawrence Durrell has a new novel.

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