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In 1935, Lawrence Durrell, a young Englishman living on Corfu, wrote enthusiastically to a middle-aged Brooklynite - Henry Miller - of his just published novel Tropic of Cancer. Miller felt that he had found his ideal reader and responded, thus beginning a correspondence that lasted 45 years.
|Publication date:||21st April 1990|
|Author:||Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Biography: general, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -,|
Lawrence Durrell was born in 1912 in India. He attended the Jesuit College at Darjeeling and St Edmund's School, Canterbury. His first literary work, The Black Book, appeared in Paris in 1938. His first collection of poems, A Private Country, was published in 1943, followed by the three Island books: Prospero's Cell, Reflections on a Marine Venus, about Rhodes, and Bitter Lemons, his account of life in Cyprus. Durrell's wartime sojourn in Egypt led to his masterpiece, The Alexandria Quartet, which he completed in southern France where he settled permanently in 1957. Between the Quartet and The Avignon Quintet he wrote the two-decker Tunc ...More About Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller