Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corfu Kindle Edition

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“In its gem-like miniature quality, [Prospero’s Cell] is among the best books ever written.” —The New York Times
 
“Corfu . . . could not have found a fitter chronicler than Mr. Durrell. For he is a poet, with all a poet’s sensibility, and a humanist to boot, with a keen eye for character and a scholar’s reverence for antiquity.” —The Daily Telegraph
 
“[A] charming idyll. . . . The manner of it is as sound as the story is delightful.” —Sunday Times

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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