Episode image is a photograph of the spines of  Justine  (published 1963),  Balthazar  (published 1961),  Mountolive  (published 1961) and  Clea  (published 1961) by Lawrence Durrell, published by Faber and Faber.

Episode image is a photograph of the spines of Justine (published 1963), Balthazar (published 1961), Mountolive (published 1961) and Clea (published 1961) by Lawrence Durrell, published by Faber and Faber.

For the 55th Page One, Charles Adrian goes back to the roots of the podcast. It’s just second-hand books and a bit of good music. This week: an overview without plot-spoilers of Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet. There is also some hesitant discussion of current events.

Lawrence Durrell’s ‘poet of the city’, C.P. Cavafy, is discussed in Page One 81.

Another book by Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons, is discussed in Page One 24.

Episode released: 22nd October, 2013.

Book listing:

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

Balthazar by Lawrence Durrell

Mountolive by Lawrence Durrell

Clea by Lawrence Durrell

Links:

MadaMasr

Jadaliyya

Page One 81

Page One 24

 

Charles Adrian