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Clea: Lawrence Durrell

November 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments (2)


May 29, 1980

[‘Lataifa’, Egypt]



water wheel, egypt, 1980


Finished reading ‘Clea’ yesterday. Was more or less in tears at the end of it. The books get better and better. I think the blurb is on the whole right: the Alexandria Quartet is probably as close to a masterpiece as anything written in the ‘50s. Particularly liked Durrell’s translation of the Cavafy poem at the end (must look for a Cavafy collection when I am in Alexandria next: wonder if I’ll find one?).



alexandria, 1980

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