Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corcyra

Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corcyra

by Lawrence Durrell, Carol Pierce
     
 

Lawrence Durrell composed Propero's Cell as if it were a journal or diary of a year and a half on the island of Corfu, and he prefaced his statement of poetic intent by a casual comment, "I am making no attempt to control all this material." Of course he really is, for this is a carefully plotted and thought-out reminiscence that covers a period from early spring

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Lawrence Durrell composed Propero's Cell as if it were a journal or diary of a year and a half on the island of Corfu, and he prefaced his statement of poetic intent by a casual comment, "I am making no attempt to control all this material." Of course he really is, for this is a carefully plotted and thought-out reminiscence that covers a period from early spring to harvest time a year later (from April 1937 to September 1938, with an added postscript in 1941) -- the turning of the seasons of one special time.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
LJ's reviewer called this volume, which is a guide to the isle of Corfu and other Greek landscapes, "somewhat difficult to define-some travel, some history, some real characters, living and dead, some saints and sinners." Durrell's account nonetheless is "sensitive, nostalgic, and yet surprisingly factual" (LJ 12/15/60).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569247662
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.50(d)

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