Justine – El Cuarteto de Alejandria I by Lawrence Durrell at – ISBN – ISBN – Edhasa – – Softcover. El Cuarteto de Alejandria Clea by Lawrence Durrell at – ISBN 10 : – ISBN – Edhasa – – Softcover. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial. Colección ‘Ediciones de bolsillo’, numero coleccion(v. 91). Durrell, Lawrence Traducción de Matilde.

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El cuarteto de Alejandría

Is this feature helpful? Almost every chapter begins with a word-picture that sucked me in and seduced me with a strong sense of place.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. One of the difficulties in Durrell’s writing style is his tendency to discuss a character for paragraphs without telling us who the character is. This is also a study of “love” in all its forms.

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Preview this item Preview this item. Write a customer alwrence. The E-mail Address es field is required. Inthe Modern Library ranked The Alexandria Quartet number 70 on its list of the best English-language novels of the 20th century.


The tone and the attitude seemed to correspond, and Zelazny came to prominence in the mid to late s. As Durrell explains in his preface to Balthazarthe four novels are an exploration of relativity and the notions of continuum and subject—object relation, with modern love as the theme. Lqwrence Submit to Film Festivals. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

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I am conflicted about this book. Justine Balthazar Mountolive Clea The narrator’s girlfriend is introduced at one point, then, later on, the story of how he met her vuarteto presented, and at other points, she simply disappears from the story as if he had broken up with her.

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Personally, I enjoyed Durrell’s idiosyncratic, varied and obscure vocabulary. Don’t get me wrong. Durrell’s prose is some of the lushest in my lawrnece. There are few books I will read again, but I can see myself returning, if not to all four, then to the fourth novel which serves as a good endpiece to the set. These, and some others, stand out sharp and crisp in long and often difficult passages, but these are good.


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Justine : el cuarteto de Alejandría

It is almost entirely about the characters, including Justine, a kind of Jewish manic-pixie dream girl; Nessim, Justine’s Coptic long-suffering husband; Balthasar, a homosexual master of Kabbalah; Pursewarden, an author whose death leaves the narrator with a bequest; Scobie, a homosexual comic-figure; Pomby, an English diplomat; Melissa, the narrator’s put-upon girlfriend; and the city of Alexandria itself.

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There is a plot, but it is often obscured by the descriptions of characters and place. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. The E-mail message field is required. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Your request to send this item has been completed.