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The Spoken Word: Lawrence Durrell (British Library - British Library Sound Archive)


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The year 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of novelist and poet Lawrence Durrell, one of the leading writers of the postwar years. Born in India and resident at various times in England, Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, and France, Durrell was a cosmopolitan, whose work was greatly influenced by the Mediterranean places and cultures he experienced. His most famous work is The Alexandria Quartet, a series of novels produced in rapid succession between 1957 and 1960. This disc contains a selection of previously unreleased historic BBC broadcasts in which Durrell reads his poetry and discusses his life and work, together with a unique pair of private recordings of Durrell as jazz pianist and vocalist.

Table of Contents

1. 'Two of a Kind' (song recording)

2. Intimations interview with Malcolm Muggeridge

3. Logos

4. The Poet

5. Alexandria

6. The Tree of Idleness

7. Conversations with Lawrence Durrell (other speaker: D G Bridson)

8. Style

9. Cities, Plains and People VIII

10. The Anecdotes, IV at Rhodes

11. On Ithaca Standing

12. Cavafy

13. Night Express

14. Bere Regis

15. The Octagon Room

16. Meridian

17. 'Out of the Blue' (song recording)

Total duration: 71 minutes

Product Details

Durrell, Lawrence
British Library
The British Library
British Library, The
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Compact Disk
British Library - British Library Sound Archive
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