Durrell Studies

Durrell Studies is a new departure in the publishing of essay collections and monographs emanating from the work of the Durrell Library of Corfu.

The series will feature studies of the work of Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) and Gerald Durrell (1925-1995), and their associates, including Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, and Theodore Stephanides. In addition, it will include works on regions such as the Levant and the Balkans, where Lawrence Durrell spent significant periods of his life.

Durrell Studies will also contribute significantly to the interpretation of modern Greek, Balkan and Levantine literature and culture.


Rony Alfandary is the author of Exile and Return: A Psychoanalytic Study of Lawrence Durrell’s The Alexandria Quartet (2018) and Director of the Psychotherapy Center of the University of Haifa, Israel.

Peter Baldwin is a specialist publisher (Delos Press) of several Lawrence Durrell collections.

Lee Durrell is the widow of Gerald Durrell, and the author of State of the Ark – An Atlas of Conservation in Action (1986) and co-author, with Gerald Durrell, of A Practical Guide for the Amateur Naturalist and Durrell in Russia.

Vera Konidari is the co-editor of Islands of the Mind (2020) and Borders and Borderlands (2021), and the translator of Lawrence Durrell and Theodore Stephanides.

Ian MacNiven is the authorised biographer of Lawrence Durrell (1998) and James Laughlin (2014), and the editor of The Durrell-Miller Letters 1935-1980 (1988).

David Roessel is the Peter and Stella Yiannos Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Stockton University, USA. He is the author of In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination (2002) and the co-editor of Lawrence Durrell’s The Placebo (2018).

Harish Trivedi is Professor of English at Delhi University, the author of Colonial Transactions: English Literature and India (1998), and the co-editor of Postcolonial Translation: Theory and Practice - Translation Studies (1998) and Literature and Nation: Britain and India 1800-1990 (2001).

Richard Pine is Director of the Durrell Library of Corfu, and author of Lawrence Durrell: the Mindscape (1994/2005). His books include The Thief of Reason: Oscar Wilde and Modern Ireland (1995), The Disappointed Bridge: Ireland and the Post-Colonial World (2014), Greece through Irish Eyes (2015) and Minor Mythologies as Popular Literature (2018). He has edited Lawrence Durrell’s novels Judith and The Placebo and a two-volume edition of his Endpapers and Inklings: Uncollected Prose 1933-1988. He is a Guest Lecturer at the Ionian University, a columnist for The Irish Times, an obituarist for The Guardian, and editor of the online journal C.20.

“While we have several vibrant projects in hand, we welcome suggestions and submissions from emergent and established critical talent. In encouraging new writing in the field of Durrell Studies, we intend to become the principal focus for the development of critical appraisal of the achievements of the many personalities and themes relevant to Greece, the Balkans and the Levant, to literature, the arts and the sciences, and to the continuing presence of writers and thinkers such as Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.”

Richard Pine, Series Editor

Nikolaos Mantzaros and the Emergence of a Greek Composer (Durrell Studies 5)

Nikolaos Mantzaros and the Emergence of a Greek Composer (Durrell Studies 5)

The Heraldic World of Lawrence Durrell: The Man, His Circle, and His Art (Durrell Studies 4)

The Heraldic World of Lawrence Durrell

The Eye of the Xenos, Letters about Greece (Durrell Studies 3)

The Eye of the Xenos, Letters about Greece (Durrell Studies 3)

Borders and Borderlands: Explorations in Identity, Exile and Translation (Durrell Studies 1)

Borders and Borderlands

Lawrence Durrell’s Woven Web of Guesses (Durrell Studies 2)

Lawrence Durrell’s Woven Web of Guesses (Durrell Studies 2)