And at last, the final volume of The Alexandria Quartet reviewed for your pleasure . In Clea () we finally gain a true sequel to the story thus. As soon as I decently could I asked, “Is the Alexandria of Lawrence Durrell’s ” Clea” takes up the same group again in a later period, World War II, and thus is a . Clea (Alexandria Quartet) [Lawrence Durrell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The magnificent final volume of one of the most widely.

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Spoiler, Or, A Reckoning with Sentimental Habits By Way of Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet

She is too ashamed to see him. However I am glad that Mr. Retrieved from ” https: It is as thoroughly sadistic as the first three volumes and equally enjoyable.

They are a unit. My romantic sense of purpose was outraged, and my reading had been tainted. Our common actions in reality are simply the sackcloth covering which hides the cloth-of-gold—the meaning of the pattern.

You start to feel anxious for her; as she stumbles and falters and erodes. Aquele que em si sentir a sede de afirmar Pronuncie-se sem demora. Also, thanks Brett for your sage comment.

Clea – Lawrence Durrell | Pseudo-Intellectual Reviews

View all 5 comments. This view jibes so well with my own opinions about how the universe works that I have a hard time being objective about it, but I do believe that Durrell succeeded admirably. Just what the doctor ordered….


What Durrell has given us is well worth having. It helped because it showed in double-barrel fashion that worship is dangerous.

Clea – Lawrence Durrell

He bumps into Clea and begins a romantic relationship with her. Certain pieces were published and it did make me feel involvedas they say. Because, when all is said and done, this much is true.

All were done from the dead voice of Pursewarden. The writing is lyrical and beautiful, almost impossible to describe. A marriage of past and present with the flying multiplicity of the future racing towards one.

All the other powers of literature are coy and haughty, they must be long courted, and at last are not always gained; but Criticism is a lzwrence easy of access and forward of advance, who will meet the slow, and encourage the timorous; the want of meaning she supplies with words, and the want of spirit she recompenses with malignity.

It is a sequel to Justine, Balthazarand Mountolive. But shortage of money made me compose them one after the other.

For lwwrence means sex, the root-knowledge, and where the faculty is derailed or crippled, its derivatives like religion come up dwarfed or contorted—instead of the emblematic mystic rose you get Judaic cauliflowers like Mormons or Vegetarians, instead of artists you get cry-babies, instead of philosophy semantics. I know these comments must sound a bit wild. Durrell wrote the book in four weeks.


Set in Alexandria, Egypt, around World War Dirrell, the first three volumes tell the same story from different points of view, and Clea relates subsequent events. It is set some years later, both during and after the war.

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They gain value with each successive book. From the beginning, I felt that this figure was introduced as a lawrencr comic alter ego for the writer, and indeed he propounds many of the theories that Durrell himself attempts in the Quartet.

I think we can add anti-Semite to the list of bad things as well. The magnificent final volume of one of the most widely durreol fictional masterpieces of the postwar era. Judith ; written — Again, for me, the critic, the essayist who wanted to celebrate, the irony keeps stinging.

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