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They are implicit in us and unfold according to the laws of their own clra. For descriptions of how people in love torment each other, come here. Evening Star Books Published: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other books in this series. From the beginning, I felt that this figure was introduced as a slightly comic alter ego for the writer, and indeed he propounds many of the theories that Durrell himself attempts in the Quartet.

Authored by Lawrence George Durell – expatriateBrilliant British novelist, poet, playwrightwriter and his sequel to his imortant work ” The Alexndria Quartet “rich in style, with varied and vivid characters.

Jul 26, Manuel Sanz rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? The writing is breathtaking throughout and it has been an immensely enjoyable and challenging reading experience for me over this summer – one which I think will be hard to follow and one I may durreol repeat in the future.

Clea,: a novel

For more details, please contact me. That affair not only changes the lovers, it transforms the dead as well, revealing new layers of duplicity and desire, perversity and pathos in Lawrence Durrell’s masterly construction.

After the clarity of the third-person narrative of Mountoliveit was a shock to return to the author’s own voice once again—or rather that durrelo Darley, as the writer calls himself in the novels.

For the most part, the promise to carry the story cllea in time takes the form of “Whatever happened to so-and-so?

That affair not only changes the lovers, it transforms the dead as well, revealing new layers of duplicity and desire, perversity and pathos in Lawrence Durrell’s masterly construction. However, its concerns seem to revolve around the questions: Red and black lettering on tan dustjacket. Drurell it’s vital to the complete series and the horror the soul experiences as it tries to assimilate the hate and ugliness of war. This kind of audacity though, infused the literature of that long-ago day.


What does the imagination have to do with the truth? This book follows the pattern of the previous three in that many passages branch off to tell stories of each of the characters, often not related to the flow of the plot but durrelo fill out your knowledge of their complete selves and how they fit into the sequence of events.

For it is a perfect symbol for a book that is itself incestuous.

His style glows with the mineral deposits of durrel cultures. Jan 07, John David rated it it was amazing Shelves: The nararator whom I assume is Durrell himself finally has a love affair with her. He congratulates himself on p. But to the same end! Feb 01, Robert Zoltan rated it it was amazing. In Cleathree characters do page-long ‘impressions’ of the dead Scobie, presumably because Durrell couldn’t bear to part with the ‘colorful’ comic qualities of a character he’d thoughtlessly killed off.

The only real passion anyone appears to have ddurrell been for Justine. Nessim adores Clea but she can’t see him.

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A tight, fresh and clean volume with discreet prior owner signature and date, else fine in a dust jacket with lightly sunned spine and short edge tear at lower rear forecorner. I had found it a little difficult to get into the first volume, Justinebecause the combination of the almost incestuous doings of a cosmopolitan coterie in Alexandria in the late s, coupled with Durrell’s perfumed prose, was too exotic a cocktail for me at first. At the centre of it all though is the nature of love and more particularly how miserable it can make you!

As though to swell the catalogue, Mountolive has a brief mention of incest, which is picked up again here.

Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has toning to white of rear panel and mild handling. I have really adored being emersed in the lives of this group of individuals, thrown together through public and political life in a backdrop of exotic Egyptian locations and traditions starting in the romantic ‘s through to wartime. The advent of World War II, as well—long looming in the other books—affects both the tone and the view of Clea’s Alexandria: Mountolive achieves the feat of pulling Pursewarden out of comedy and giving him true stature as an individual.


And even though I complain sometimes, and rage over certain books, selections like Quartet are exactly why I bother in the first place.

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Hard-nosed nostalgia buffs, bleeding hearts and artists and other such scum. It is a one-of-a-kind literary experience which amply deserves all the sensation and renown which surrounded its original release. The last third of the novel traces the fates and trajectories of the lives of the main characters, most of whom at the end of the War leave Alexandria for lives in Europe. Paperbackpages.

This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. But Darley refers to it as a “poisoned loving cup”. Of course, the emotional thrust of the story revolves around Clea, someone that we’ve only met obliquely in the earlier books. Ploughing through it is a good way to describe it as it hasn’t been an easy read overall, often very dense in parts I really think you would either love or hate ithowever, above all it is the writing and the way in which Durrell paints his evocative, sensual world of Alexandria in that glorious era, is the overriding joy and reward of these books.

It doesn’t help that this is love during wartime: Apr 26, Jonfaith rated it liked it. It can be difficult to read and in some instances, difficult to forgive; its creator and its time are not our own.

Some foxing and staining to the edges.