From the Elephant's Back

From the Elephant's Back

Collected Essays & Travel Writings

Book - 2015 | First edition
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"Best known for his novels and travel writing, Lawrence Durrell defied easy classification within twentieth-century modernism. His anti-authoritarian tendencies put him at odds with many contemporaries-aesthetically and politically. However, thanks to a compelling recontextualization by editor James Gifford, these 38 previously unpublished or out-of-print essays and letters reveal that Durrell's maturation as an artist was rich, complex, and subtle. This edition promises to open up new approaches to interpreting his more famous works. Durrell fans will treasure this selection of rare nonfiction, while scholars of Durrell, Modernist literature, anti-authoritarian artists, and the Personalist movement will also appreciate Gifford's fine editorial work." -- Publisher description.
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781772120516
Branch Call Number: 824.92 DUR 2015
Characteristics: xxxii, 406 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gifford, James 1974-

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