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Lawrence George Durrell (February 27, 1912November 7, 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. His most famous work is the tetralogy The Alexandria Quartet.

Contents

Major works

Novels

Travel

  • Prospero's Cell: A guide to the landscape and manners of the island of Corcyra[Corfu] (1945; republished 2000) (ISBN 0-571-20165-2)
  • Reflections on a Marine Venus (1953)
  • Bitter Lemons (1957; republished as Bitter Lemons of Cyprus 2001)
  • Blue Thirst (1975)
  • Sicilian Carousel (1977)
  • The Greek Islands (1978)
  • Caesar's Vast Ghost (1990)

Poetry

  • Quaint Fragments (1931)
  • Ten Poems (1932)
  • Transition: Poems (1934)
  • A Private Country (1943)
  • Cities, Plains and People (1946)
  • On Seeming to Presume (1948)
  • Selected Poems: 1953–1963 Edited by Alan Ross (1964)
  • The Ikons (1966)
  • The Suchness of the Old Boy (1972)
  • Collected Poems: 1931–1974 Edited by James A. Brigham (1980)
  • Selected Poems of Lawrence Durrell Edited by Peter Porter (2006)

Drama

  • Bromo Bombastes, under the pseudonym Gaffer Peeslake (1933)
  • Sappho: A Play in Verse (1950)
  • An Irish Faustus: A Morality in Nine Scenes (1963)
  • Acte (1964)

Humour

  • Esprit de Corps (1957)
  • Stiff Upper Lip (1958)
  • Sauve Qui Peut (1966)
  • Antrobus Complete (1985), a collection of short stories, previously published in various magazines, about life in the diplomatic corps.

Letters and essays

  • A Key to Modern British Poetry (1952)
  • Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller: A Private Correspondence (1962) edited by George Wickes
  • Spirit of Place: Letters and Essays on Travel (1969) edited by Alan G. Thomas
  • Literary Lifelines: The Richard Aldington—Lawrence Durrell Correspondence (1981) edited by Ian S. MacNiven and Harry T. Moore
  • A Smile in the Mind's Eye (1982)
  • "Letters to T. S. Eliot." (1987) Twentieth Century Literature vol. 33 no. 3 pp. 348–358.
  • The Durrell-Miller Letters: 1935–80 (1988) edited by Ian S. MacNiven
  • Letters to Jean Fanchette (1988) edited by Jean Fanchette

Editing and translating

  • Wordsworth; Selected by Lawrence Durrell (1973) edited by Durrell
  • New Poems 1963: A P.E.N. Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (1963) edited by Durrell
  • The Best of Henry Miller (1960) edited by Durrell
  • The Curious History of Pope Joan (1954) by Emmanuel Roídes, translated by Durrell
  • The King of Asine and Other Poems (1948) by George Seferis, translated by Durrell, Bernard Spencer, and Nanos Valaoritis
  • Six Poems From the Greek of Sikelianós and Seféris (1946) translated by Durrell




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