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SICILIAN CAROUSEL

DURRELL, LAWRENCE

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ISBN 10: 0571110622 / ISBN 13: 9780571110629
Verlag: Faber & Faber, London, 1979
Gebraucht Zustand: Good copy. Hardcover
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Contents: 1). Arrival. 2). Catania. 3). Syracuse. 4). Agrigento. 5). Selinunte. 6). Erice. 7). Segesta. 8). Palermo. 9). Taormina. 10). Poems: a). Marble stele: Syracuse. b). Birdsong: Erice. c). Palazzi. d). Taormina. e). Autumn Lady: Naxos. f). Besaquino. With map, 3 illustrations and index. Lawrence George Durrell (1912 - 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan. Although Durrell spent much of his life beside the Mediterranean, he wrote relatively little about Italy. It was always somewhere that he was passing through on the way to somewhere else. 'Sicilian Carousel' is his only piece of extended writing on the country and, naturally enough for the islomaniac Durrell, it focuses on one of Italy's islands. 'Sicilian Carousel' came relatively late in Durrell's career, and is based around a slightly fictionalized bus tour of the island. 223 pag. Size: 22cmx14cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 030366

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Titel: SICILIAN CAROUSEL

Verlag: Faber & Faber, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1979

Einband: Hard bound with dustjacket

Zustand: Good copy.

Auflage: Reprint of the 1977 edition.

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Although Durrell spent much of his life beside the Mediterranean, he wrote relatively little about Italy; it was always somewhere that he was passing through on the way to somewhere else. Sicilian Carousel is his only piece of extended writing on the country and, naturally enough for the islomaniac Durrell, it focuses on one of Italy's islands. Sicilian Carousel came relatively late in Durrell's career, and is based around a slightly fictionalized bus tour of the island.

About the Author:

Born in Jalandhar, British India, in 1912 to Indian-born British colonials, Lawrence Durrell was a critically hailed and beloved novelist, poet, humorist, and travel writer best known for the Alexandria Quartet novels, which were ranked by the Modern Library as among the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century. A passionate and dedicated writer from an early age, Durrell s prolific career also included the groundbreaking Avignon Quintet, whose first novel, "Monsieur "(1974), won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and whose third novel, "Constance "(1982), was nominated for the Booker Prize. He also penned the celebrated travel memoir "Bitter Lemons of Cyprus "(1957), which won the Duff Cooper Prize. Durrell corresponded with author Henry Miller for forty-five years, and Miller influenced much of his early work, including a provocative and controversial novel, "The Black Book "(1938). Durrell died in France in 1990.

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