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A smile in his mind's eye : a study of the early works of Lawrence Durrell

Author: Ray Morrison
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), author of The Alexandria Quartet, was a writer with a foot in two worlds. His childhood in India and life in France and Greece provided him with an ability to absorb many traditions, all of which are evident in his work. Proficient in several forms of the written word - novels, poetry, travel writing, essays, drama - Durrell's best-known work fused Western notions of time and space
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lawrence Durrell; Lawrence Durrell; Lawrence Durrell; Lawrence Durrell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Morrison
ISBN: 0802089399 9780802089397
OCLC Number: 56371157
Description: 529 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The taste of elsewhere --
Quaint fragments and literary horizons --
Pied piper of lovers : the boy from India and the Faun --
Panic spring : the romance of the will and its music --
The black book : the journey to the land 'Where God is a Yellow Man' --
Heraldic side-effects --
The suchness of the early Durrell.
Responsibility: Ray Morrison.

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Durrell's best-known work fused Western notions of time and space with Eastern metaphysics. Very little has been written about Durrell's work before the Second World War. With A Smile in His Mind's  Read more...

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