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Lawrence Durrell

  • Birth 27 Feb 1912 Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • Death 7 Nov 1990 Sommieres, Departement du Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Burial Sommieres, Departement du Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Plot Ashes buried in the churchyard
  • Memorial ID 11538487

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


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 15 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11538487
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Durrell (27 Feb 1912–7 Nov 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11538487, citing Chapelle Saint-Julien de Montredon, Sommieres, Departement du Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .