Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence Durrell

Birth
Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Death 7 Nov 1990 (aged 78)
Sommieres, Departement du Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Burial Sommieres, Departement du Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Plot Ashes buried in the churchyard
Memorial ID 11538487 · View Source
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Author, Poet. He was born of English father and Irish mother, in Jullundur, India, near Tibet, 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


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  • Added: 15 Aug 2005
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