By Lawrence Durrell
Born in Jalandhar, British India, in 1912 to Indian-born British colonials, Lawrence Durrell used to be a severely hailed and loved novelist, poet, slapstick comedian, and trip author most sensible recognized for the Alexandria Quartet novels, which have been ranked by way of the trendy Library as one of the maximum works of English literature within the 20th century
This quantity comprises the total Avignon Quintet, hailed by means of the Sunday occasions as “one of the good works fiction of our time”
Monsieur (1974), gained the James Tait Black Memorial Prize,
Constance (1982), Nominated for the Booker Prize.
Published among 1974 and1985, the 5 books that make up theAvignon Quintetare one other enormous success by way of some of the most creative and acclaimed novelists of the 20th century. starting within the years top as much as the second one international warfare and finishing within the years simply after it, the characters of Durrell’s undying sequence shuttle from France to Egypt to England to Switzerland, encountering irrepressible political and religious forces that sweep their lives towards a captivating and unforeseen conclusion.
Masterfully written and richly layered, the Avignon Quintet is an unforgettable paintings of fiction, and a strong ode to the quest for that means amid life’s such a lot tumultuous moments.
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