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The black book

Author: Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber Ltd, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The setting is a moldering residential hotel in London which shelters a group of strange, impassioned people--sensualists, idealists, self-searchers, sex-seekers. They are seen through the eyes of Lawrence Lucifer, the young narrator who has moved into the hotel for the winter.
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Genre/Form: Diary fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 9780571283941 0571283942
OCLC Number: 779244550
Notes: "With a new introduction by DBC Peirre"--Cover.
"'The Black Book', written when Durrell was only twenty-four, was first published in France in 1938 but did not appear in America until 1960 or the UK until 1973 because of obscenity laws. Revolving around a group of characters staying in a seedy London hotel in the 1930s, it is a novel of sex, death and isolation, fuelled by passion, anger and artistic innovation."--Back cover.
Description: 243 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Lawrence Durrell.

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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..  Read more...

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