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Prospero's Cell
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Prospero's Cell (Paperback)

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'In its gem-like miniature quality, among the best books ever written.' New York Times



Before Lawrence Durrell became a celebrated writer and poet, he spent four youthful years on the idyllic island jewel of Corfu, fascinated by the natural beauty and blood-stained ancient history within its rocky shores.



While his brother Gerald collected animals as a budding naturalist - later fictionalised in My Family and Other Animals and filmed as The Durrells In Corfu - Lawrence fished, drank, and befriended the villagers.



After World War II catapulted him back into a turmoiled world, Durrell never forgot the wonders of Corfu: and Prospero's Cell is his magical evocation of the blazing Aegean landscape and local people that changed him forever.



'[Corfu] could not have found a fitter chronicler.' Daily Telegraph

'Charming ... Delightful.' Sunday Times

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyTravel & MapsPlaces & peoples: pictorial works Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 06/05/2021 ISBN-13: 9780571362387  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lawrence Durrell was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. Born in 1912, he was sent to school in England and later moved to Corfu with his family - a period which his brother Gerald fictionalised in My Family and Other Animals - later filmed as ITV's The Durrells in Corfu - and which he himself described in Prospero's Cell. The first of Durrell's island books, this was followed by Reflections on a Marine Venus on Rhodes; Bitter Lemons, on Cyprus, which won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize; and, later, The Greek Islands. Durrell's first major novel, The Black Book, was published in 1938 in Paris, where he befriended Henry Miller and Anais Nin - and it was praised by T. S. Eliot, who published his poetry in 1943. A wartime sojourn in Egypt inspired his bestselling masterpiece, The Alexandria Quartet (Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea) which he completed in his new home in Southern France, where in 1974 he began The Avignon Quintet. When he died in 1990, Durrell was one of the most celebrated writers in British history.

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