The Spoken Word: Lawrence Durrell

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The Spoken Word: Lawrence Durrell
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1 compact disc with 1 booklet | © 2012
Compact Disc $15.00 ISBN: 9780712351201 Published March 2012 For sale in North and South America only

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.

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
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