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Lawrence Durrell
Birth: Feb. 27, 1912
Death: Nov. 7, 1990

Novelist and Poet. He was born of english father and irish mother, in Jullundur (India), near Tibet, and died in Sommières (Provenze, France) . In 1935, he moved with his family to Corfú (Greece). Then he know the books of Henry Miller, who become a close friend. During World War II, he moved to Alexandria, that inspired him for his masterpiece "The Alexandria Quartet" (including Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea). He was nominated to Nobel Prize for Literature. In the 50s, he moved to France, where wrote "The Avignon Quintet" (Monsieur, Livia, Constance, Sebastian and Quinx). He also wrote travel books such as "Bitter Lemons," "Prospero's Cell," "The Greek Islands" and "Caesar's Vast Ghost." He was the brother of naturalist Gerald Durrell. He was cremated in privacy, with a red rose and family photographies. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
Burial:
Chapelle Saint-Julien de Montredon
Sommieres
Departement du Gard
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Plot: Ashes buried in the churchyard
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Aug 15, 2005
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Happy 102nd Birthday for a great writer
- David Wend
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014
Remembered today. Rest in peace.
- Mara
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013
Happy 101st Birthday for a great writer
- David Wend
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013
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