Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

Lawrence Durrell
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'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 Statesman

Winner of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize.

Author bio:

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

Category: Travel writing
ISBN: 9780571201556
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback - A format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Travel writing

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