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The Black Book

by Lawrence Durrell

The Black Book Synopsis

First published in Paris in 1938, Durrell's third novel is the story, told from the inside, of the lives and loves of a group of struggling writers and artists in a seedy London hotel. Controversial at the time because of its sexual frankness, the book was finally published in its complete form only through the efforts of Henry Miller.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571283941
Publication date: 7th June 2012
Author: Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Lawrence Durrell

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 ...

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