Alexandria: City of Memory
This book is a literary, social, and political portrait of Alexandria at a high point of its history. Drawing on diaries, letters, and interviews, Michael Haag recovers the lost life of the city, its cosmopolitan inhabitants, and its literary characters.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Poquette - LibraryThing
Certain places possess those elusive qualities which fill us with that sense of je ne sais quoi. Is it awe, or is it merely that we are carried away by a contagious energy, enthusiasm or excitement ... Read full review
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Of the triumvirate of Alexandrian literary giants of the early twentieth century - Constantine Cavafy, E. M. Forster, and Lawrence Durrell - Cavafy is perhaps the guardian spirit. His poetry provides ... Read full review