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Ray White collection of Lawrence Durrell clippings

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Collection Overview

Title: Ray White collection of Lawrence Durrell clippings, 1947-1972Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 166

Primary Creator: Durrell, Lawrence.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Durrell, Lawrence

Forms of Material: Durrell, Lawrence - Manuscripts, Fiction., Manuscripts for publication.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of works by Lawrence Durrell, such as Prospero's Cell, The Black Book, and On Seeming to Presume, as well as works not by Durrell, articles by Durrell, and poetry.

Biographical Note

Lawrence George Durrell (February 27, 1912-November 7, 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. Durrell was born in Jullundur, British India and published his first collection of poetry, Quaint Fragment, at age 19. This was the first of many writings to be published, and though he is remembered as a great poet, much of his work in print is prose. Publications include:  Prospero's Cell, White Eagles over Serbia, Bitter Lemons, The Alexandria Quartet, The Revolt of Aphrodite, and The Avignon Quintet. In 1935, Durrell married Nancy Isobel Myers and moved to Greece. In 1940 they had a daughter, Penelope Berengaria, and soon after had to escape from Greece to Egypt where he wrote about Corfu and their life on "this brilliant little speck of an island in the Ionian" in the poetic. During the war, Durrell served as a press attaché  to the British Embassies, first in Cairo and then Alexandria. After the war he held various diplomatic and teaching jobs. Durrell separated from Nancy in 1942 and in 1951 he married Yvette Cohen, the model for the character Justine in the Alexandria Quartet.  Durrell separated from Eve Cohen in 1955, and was married again in 1961 to Claude-Marie Vincendon. Vincendon died of cancer in 1967. Durrell spent several years in the service of the Foreign Office. He was senior Press Officer to the British Embassies in Athens and Cairo, Press attaché  in Alexandria and Belgrade, Director of the British Institutes in Kalamata, Greece, and Cordoba, Argentina. He was also Director of Public Relations in the Dodecanese Islands and on Cyprus. His fourth and final marriage was in 1973 to Ghislaine de Boysson, whom he divorced in 1979. Durrell suffered from emphysema for many years. He died of a stroke at his house in Sommières, France in November 1990.

Subject/Index Terms

Durrell, Lawrence

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Related Materials: Lawrence Durrell papers; Lawrence Durrell personal library.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Ray White collection of Lawrence Durrell clippings, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Durrell ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Gerald DurrellAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Works not by DurrellAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: The Black BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corcyca, 1945, 1960: Reflections on a Marine Venus: A Companion to the Landscape of Rhodes 1953, 1960
Folder 6: The Dark Labyrinth (Cefalu), 1947, 1957, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 7: On Seeming to Presume, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sappho: A Play in Verse, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Justine: A Novel, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 10: White Eagles Over Serbia, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Balthazar: A Novel, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Mount Olive: A Novel, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 13: A Key to Modern British Poetry, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Bitter Lemons, 1957, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Esprit de Corps: Sketches from Diplomatic Life, 1957, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Stiff Upper Lip: Life Among the Diplomats, 1958, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Art and Outrage: A Correspondence about Henry Miller between Alfred Perles and Lawrence Durrell, 1959, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Collected Poems, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 19: The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mount Olive, Clea, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 20: The Curious History of Pope Joan, 1960, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 21: The Writer's Dilemma, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 22: The Poetry of Lawrence Durrell, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 23: The World of Lawrence Durrell, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 24: New Poems, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller: A Private Correspondence, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 26: An Irish Faustus: A Morality in Nice Scenes, 1963, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 27: The Journey's Echo, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Suave Qui Peut, 1966, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 29: The Ikons and Other Poems, 1966, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Tunc: A Novel,  (The Revolt of Aphrodite), 1968, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Clea: A Novel, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Sprit of Place: Letters and Essays on Travel, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Nunquam: A Novel, 1970, 1974Add to your cart.

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