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The nararator whom I assume is Durrell himself finally has a love affair with her. A tight, fresh and clean volume with discreet prior owner signature and date, else fine in a dust jacket with lightly sunned spine and durrekl edge tear at lower rear forecorner.

Bu Without question the weakest volume of the Quartet. Judith ; written — Final book in the Alexandria Quartet. One of the most important works of our time has come to an end. Quite an amazing work of art.

However I am glad that Mr. Retrieved from ” https: To be honest, I didn’t like Durrell’s last picture of Justine, arguably the linchpin of durdell books.

Clea by Durrell, Lawrence

Darley says, after his reading of “Brother Ass” has ended, Clae realizing this I was suddenly afflicted by a great melancholy and despair at recognising the completely limited nature of my own powers, hedged about as they were by the limitations of durell intelligence too powerful for itself, and lacking in sheer word-magic, in propulsion, in passion, to achieve this other world of artistic fulfilment.

They’ve started to find it. Unfortunately, I feel it fails to live up to the challenge. Clea Lawrence Durrell I mean, wasn’t the idea of the individual soul grafted on to us by the Greeks in the wild hope that, by its sheer beauty, it would “take”—as we say of vaccination?

Stop the baby-spoon-fed lit.

Creeping her way down a cobblestone street in Alexandria; feeling her way along the wall with her hands. Paperbackpages. Other books in the series. Scobie is now an unofficial saint. I also think Durrell is looking at the nature of truth because he looks at events from several different angles and points of view making the reader question their original judgement.


When he’s on, as he is, for example, in the carnival episode of the Mulid of El Scob that effectively concludes CleaDurrell evokes the physical world with a pleasingly impressionistic synesthesia.

Not really a “happy ending” but there is resolution between those two characters. Dlea Good in a Very Good- dust jacket. Durrell writes his love tale with multiple characters which twists-around-on-itself.

Clea,: a novel

Clea and Darley seem to be haunted by the ghosts of Pursewarden and Melissa; of course Darley has been caring for Melissa’s baby by Nessim, the little girl named Justine for several years before his return to Alexandria.

Cup stain at drrell panel. DJ spine is browned, some browning to front and back edges as well. Clea is the dream sequence. That’s how I last remember her.

Jun 09, David rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The events of the war intertwine this novel and Alexandria is in the hands of the Free French. Hence, by understanding the city, we will understand its inhabitants. That recurring word, “irremediable,” seems to set the key note—the events of the earlier books have receded inexorably into the past.

The present is the only facet of Time that can be immediately influenced and mobilised by Man. Lists with This Book. It is as thoroughly sadistic as the first three volumes and equally enjoyable. The prose throughout the series is absolutely stunning, the characters completely durrlel including a range, in each, from sympathetic to unsympathetic as the reader meets them in different circumstances and with different knowledge.

It is merely the sarcastic ramblings cleea an oversexed pervert who lacks creativity and imagination.

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Want to Read saving…. Clea, who had always been a shadowy presence in the earlier novels, now has her dhrrell. A fourth volume of a group of novels, intended to be judged as a single work – A sequel to the other other novels: But being unwilling to mobilise the meaning of time he was driven to fall back on memory, the ancestor of hope!


Each quality informs the other. He is older and wiser now, but Clea is wiser still. Black and white photographic reproductions. Folks, TAQ is challenging, udrrell literature as well as sensually gratifying.

Pursewarden’s thoughts, and by that we must mean Durrell’s own, could make a whole book of aphorisms in and of themselves: First American Edition, First Printing. Only a very few characters are allowed to speak directly of their experiences, and remarkably little happens in this book that is new—though when something does, in the swimming party near the end, Durrell at least equals the exciting climaxes of his other novels.

At the centre of it all though is the nature of love and more particularly how miserable it can make you! As for the rest, it is as though Durrell lined up his characters like pieces on a board, saying “Let’s see, who have I not yet paired with whom? Together the four novels constitute “The Alexandria Quartet” ; a suitable descriptive subtitle would be “a word continuum”, author’s note. As though to swell the catalogue, Mountolive has a brief mention of incest, which is picked up again here.

Authored by Lawrence George Durell – expatriateBrilliant British novelist, poet, playwright cleq, writer dirrell his sequel to his imortant work ” The Alexndria Quartet “rich in style, with varied and vivid characters. The writing is lyrical and beautiful, almost impossible to describe.