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Durrell and the City

Collected Essays on Place
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ISBN-13:
9781611474541
Seiten:
216
Autor:
Donald P. Kaczvinsky
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Durrell and the City commemorates the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Quartet with a collection of fourteen new essays by a group of international scholars and critics. The collection provides a critical understanding of all Durrell's urban landscapes, but focuses on the place that made him famous—the city of Alexandria—in order to provide a reassessment of his career and achievement.
Durrell and the City commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Alexandria Quartet with a collection of fourteen new essays by a group of international scholars and critics. The collection provides a critical consideration of Durrell's urban landscapes, from the London of his early novels to Avignon during World War II in his last great series, while focusing on the place that made him famous—the city of Alexandria—in order to provide a reassessment of his career and achievement.
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction—Donald P. Kaczvinsky

  1. The Country and the City

Chapter 1: "Rural Reception in Panic Spring and The Dark Labyrinth" —James M. Clawson
Chapter 2: “Real and Unreal Cities: The Modernist Origins of Durrell’s Alexandria" —James Gifford


  1. Durrell’s Alexandria: Reconstructing the City of the Soma

Chapter 3: “'The City Begins and Ends in Us': Durrell's City as Interior Space" —Linda Stump-Rashidi
Chapter 4: "Alexandria: The City as Nexus" —Anna Lillios
Chapter 5: "Strangers in a Strange Land" —Alice Bailey Cheylan
Chapter 6: "Writing (on) Walls or the Palimpsest of Time in Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet" —Corinne Alexandre-Garner and Isabelle Keller-Privat
Chapter 7: Durrell's Alexandria Quartet: A Culinary Perspective —Merrianne Timko


  1. Cities, Places, and People

Chapter 8: "From the Interior City: The White Negro Thinking in Pidgin" —Paul Lorenz
Chapter 9: "Roses, Faeces and Vampires: The Carnivalesque in Durrell" —Fiona Tomkinson
Chapter 10: "Reading the Ethics of Durrell's Avignon Quintet" —Dianne Vipond


  1. Durrell and the American Literary Landscape

Chapter 11: "'An Attention That Is Almost Holy': The Spirit of Provence in Durrell and Hemingway" —Matthew Nickel
Chapter 12: "Reverie of Utopia and Actuality in the City: The Cases of Justine and Blanche DuBois" —Michiko Kawano
Chapter 13: "'Where the Blue Algonquin Flows': Durrell, New York and the American ‘Spirit of Place’" —Donald P. Kaczvinsky
Chapter 14: "Durrell's Alexandria Quartet: 50 Years Later" —Alan Warren Friedman
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About the Contributors