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Lawrence Durrell’s Endpapers and Inklings 1933-1988, Volume One

Autobiographies, Fictions, Spirit of Place

Editor(s): Richard Pine

Book Description

This volume is a collection of Lawrence Durrell’s prose writings from his earliest years until shortly before his death. It is illustrated with photographs, cartoons by This unique collection of work by Lawrence Durrell brings together a vast range of unpublished and ephemeral material spanning his entire writing career, illustrating the diversity, candour, depth of interests and humanity, humour, philosophical imagination and critical and aesthetic vision of one of the twentieth century’s leading poets and novelists.

Illustrated throughout with photographs, cartoons by Lawrence and Nancy Durrell, manuscript notes by Durrell and memorabilia, Lawrence Durrell’s Endpapers and Inklings 1933-1988 provides the general reader, the specialist and the book collector with an unprecedented insight into Durrell’s creativity and literary craftsmanship.

This volume contains: “Durrell on Durrell” (the writer’s autobiographical essays); “The Artist's Eye” (detailing Durrell’s interest in the visual arts); and “Fictions”, including the unpublished The Magnetic Island and the unfinished novel “Sappho”. It also encompasses “Durrell at War” (letters and essays relating to World War 2) and “Spirit of Place” (essays and prefaces including a deleted chapter from Reflections on a Marine Venus, an account of a 1949 duty trip through Tito’s Yugoslavia, and in-depth surveys of the Cyprus situation in the 1950s).


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3847-4
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3847-8
Date of Publication: 01/11/2019
Pages / Size: 478 / A5
Price: £76.99


Richard Pine is Director of the Durrell Library of Corfu, and author of Lawrence Durrell: The Mindscape. He has previously edited Lawrence Durrell’s novels Judith and The Placebo. His numerous publications include The Diviner: The Art of Brian Friel (1999), The Disappointed Bridge: Ireland and the Post-Colonial World (2014), Greece through Irish Eyes (2015), and The Minor Mythologies as Popular Literature: A Student’s Guide to Texts and Films (2018). He is a columnist for The Irish Times and Kathimerini, an obituarist for The Guardian, and editor of the online C.20 – an international journal.