Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World

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Anna Lillios
Susquehanna University Press, 2004 - Literary Collections - 336 pages
The essays in this volume represent multiple perspectives on Lawrence Durrell's sojourn in the Hellenic diaspora and his art's connection to the Greek world. Essays include reminiscences by Durrell's only living child, Penelope Durrell-Hope, and friends, such as Greek poet Nanos Valaoritis, H. R. Stoneback, Penelope Tremayne, and John Letham. Another group of critical essays examine Durrell's imaginative evocation of the spirit of place, specifically his depiction of Corfu, Rhodes, Cyprus, and Alexandria, Egypt, which are locales that have provided settings for his travel books, poetry, and cycle of novels, The Alexandria Quartet. Other critical essays discuss more literary themes in Durrell's work, including his use of myth and his parallels with other artists and thinkers, such as John Fowles, Constantine Cavafy, Gostan Zarian, George Seferis, Edward Lear, and Friedrich Nietzsche. The volume concludes with David Radavich's poems that were inspired by Durrell's Corfu. Anna Lillios is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Central Florida.
 

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Contents

Anna Lillios
13
Corfu 2000
33
A Dialogue on Corfu
36
Translating Seferis with Durrell and Bernard Spencer
46
An Unpublished Letter of Durrell to Marie Aspioti
57
Lawrence Durrell and Gostan Zarian in Greece
62
The MountoliveHosnani Affair Britain and the Wafd
79
Cavafy in Darleys Alexandria
106
From desire to fear and from love to disgust Glosses on Durrells discourse on modern love
191
The Discovery of the Self through Greece Fable and Fairy Tale
203
Nietzsches Perspectivism and the Narrative Structure of The Alexandria Quartet
215
A Contribution to Cultural History
241
Lawrence Durrell and Edward Lear
255
John Fowless The Magus and Lawrence Durrells The Alexandria Quartet
270
A Meditation on Place
285
Durrells Ode to the Olive
298

The Alexandrian Mirages of Durrell and Cavafy
120
Soundscapes Smellscapes and Cityscapes in The Alexandria Quartet
129
Durrell on Rhodes
145
Memories of Durrell
153
Lawrence DurrelPs Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
158
Gyps and Brits Loving Each Other to Death in Cyprus 195357
169
A GRECIAN TURN
309
Works Cited
316
Contributors
327
Index
331
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Anna Lillios, associate professor of English at the University of Central Florida, is the editor of the "Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature". She is the director of the Zora Neale Hurston Electronic Archive as well as executive director and trustee of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society.

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