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Description - Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell

'He writes as an artist, as well as a poet; he remembers colour and landscape and the nuances of peasant conversation.Eschewing politics, it says more about them than all our leading articles.In describing a political tragedy it often has great poetic beauty.' Kingsley Martin, New StatesmanWinner of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571201556
ISBN-10: 0571201555
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence Durrell was born in 1912 in India. He attended the Jesuit College at Darjeeling and St Edmund's School, Canterbury. His first literary work, The Black Book, appeared in Paris in 1958. His first collection of poems, A Private Country, was published in 1943, followed by the three Island books: Prospero's Cell, Reflections on a Marine Venus, about Rhodes, and Bitter Lemons, his account of life in Cyprus. Durrell's wartime sojourn in Egypt led to his masterpiece The Alexandria Quartet, completed in southern France where he settled permanently in 1957. Between the Quartet and The Avignon Quintet he wrote the two-decker Tunc and Nunquam. His oeuvre includes plays, a book of criticism, translations, travel writing, and humorous stories about the diplomatic corps. Caesar's Vast Ghost, his reflections on the history and culture of Provence, including a late flowering of poems, appeared a few days befo

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