EBOOK / KINDLE (The Alexandria uartet) By Lawrence Durrell

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REVIEW The Alexandria uartet 107 Nded affair with a woman Balthazar reinterprets the romantic perspective he placed on the affair and its aftermath in Justine in philosophical and intellectual terms Mountolive tells a story minus interpretation and Clea reveals Darley's healing and coming to love another woma. Finished Justine the first novel The language is the star hypnotic insightful poetic abstracted stupefying sublime ridiculously overwritten 73% of the time with two similes packed into a metaphorical sentence etc Struck me as exactly the sort of supreme Euro literary tradition that Knausgaard wanted to throw off Clear characters although they all seem caught in the Alexandrine amber of the language Sexy subtly sensationalist not much happens except for really dramatic stuff in the past and present often soporific but always worth slow careful reading Will read Balthazar the second novel later this summer need to read something a little lighter now something in which every image is not so modified and significant

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REVIEW The Alexandria uartet 107 Lawrence Durrell's series of four novels set in Alexandria Egypt during the 1940s The lush and sensuous series consists of Justine1957 Balthazar1958 Mountolive1958 Clea1960 Justine Balthazar and Mountolive use varied viewpoints to relate a series of events in Alexandria before. Lawrence Durrell to me has to be the most celebrated English novelist of the 20th century I ve read all of his books but The Alexandria uartet is unuestionably his most brilliant work in the period just before the Second World War in AlexandriaIt was originally four novels Justine Balthazar Mountolive and Clea and they have been combined into this work I read this book about twenty years ago and I look at it from time to time just to read the exuisite style I still love it I think in all that I prefer the section on Mountolive There he becomes involved with Leila an older woman and married He keeps in touch with her and then goes back to see her many years later Always a twist and something elseAll I can say if someone asked me if I only had one book that I could possibly keep what would that be Well unuestionably the Alexandria uartet I just find it so impossible to describe this fantastic style of writing The author s vocabulary is breathtaking and the writing is just pure elegance

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REVIEW The Alexandria uartet 107 World War II In Clea the story continues into the years during the war One LG Darley is the primary observer of the events which include events in the lives of those he loves and those he knows In Justine Darley attempts to recover from and put into perspective his recently e. While I was reading Les Trois Mousuetaires last week I wondered a couple of times if it had served as partial inspiration for The Alexandria uartet One of the cleverest things about the Dumas novel is the way he reinterprets early 17th century French history as really being about the romantic lives of Anne of Austria on the large scene and D Artagnan on the small one a sort of Sherlock HolmesBasil the Great Mouse Detective deal Here Durrell takes the idea a step further The first three novels give interlocking views of the same story In Justine we have an account of a complex love affair from the point of view of one of the people involved The second novel Balthazar gives a different external perspective on the same affair suddenly a number of things which previously didn t uite make sense come into perspective In Mountolive we get a third take the whole thing was really about a messy political intrigue And the last book is a seuel to all threeIn contrast to Dumas Durrell doesn t say that any of the versions is the true one I wondered too if Jan Kj rstad was in his turn inspired by Durrell when he composed the Jonas Wergeland trilogy again we have the same events shown from three complementary perspectives Though I noticed no overt reference to Durrell and Kj rstad usually likes to give you a hint or two


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  • Paperback
  • 884
  • The Alexandria uartet
  • Lawrence Durrell
  • English
  • 19 March 2020
  • 9780140153170