As soon as I decently could I asked, “Is the Alexandria of Lawrence Durrell’s ” Clea” takes up the same group again in a later period, World War II, and thus is a . The magnificent final volume of one of the most widely acclaimed fictional masterpieces of the postwar era. Few books have been awaited as eagerly as. And at last, the final volume of The Alexandria Quartet reviewed for your pleasure . In Clea () we finally gain a true sequel to the story thus.

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The Quartet seems to hang together as a result of this novel and the prose is still cla. The war, which was always in the background and even in Clea never gets main character treatment, is finally such a big deal that it has to get more than merely casual mention as it had in previous entries.

Fiction is so overrated: Clea by Lawrence Durrell

He casually depicts the mores of sophistication and etiquette from around the world, endless customs, religious traditions, habits, fashions, language games, mannerisms, mingling as many people in Alexandria.

The plot involving the Hosnani family—the mother, Leila, and her two sons, Nessim and Narouz, is brilliantly delivered.

Judith ; written — The subject-object relation is so important to relativity that I have tried to turn the novel through both subjective and objective modes.

Yeah, that’s where we are I so wanted that to happen. He grows from a fierce romantic into someone else, due to a lot of deep pain and lost love.


In Cleawe see exactly how much of certain characters lives we missed in Mountolive ; Justine’s had a stroke, Nessim lost an eye and a finger, both are on house arrest cles aren’t free travel about the city as if Nessim could be held down.

The ending contains a nice edge of your seat adventure and a smile on your face conclusion. Darley, the narrator of the first two books, the self-confessed “student of love”, has an awful lot to learn.

Similar points had been made before but done better as they had previously served to further then narrative. L awrence Durrell claimed that the four books of The Alexandria Quartet were “an investigation of modern love”. Those are two very fine sentences but I do wish that the primary characters were experiencing those things first hand than the recap.

As Clea says towards the end: These days it is considered an unsafe location for tourists. Durrell died in France in A full length study of these four books would be easily possible and perhaps has already been produced many times over.

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Clea had always been a fine swimmer, I a poor one. Literature can be salacious and brazen and slutty and drunken –and still blinding, blazing, stunning, and fine. He in no way painted the picture but he damn sure sold it to me. Views Read Edit View history. Shortly after his return, Darley and Clea begin an affair, though to me, it only seems like a reshuffling. You can then look at each of ladrence in a different way, when reading of the their progression and how their lives intertwine, often with tragic and unpredictable outcomes.


Clea – Lawrence Durrell

He and Clea, the enigmatic painter, become lovers, and the first third of this novel is told through their conversations with each other. By this time WWII is raging and the remaining drrell are either rendered powerless or spent. Durrell said that he wanted to explore the many varieties of love. Amaril who turns out to be her former lover has constructed lawrencce new hand for her following the accident, and she is able to continue painting.

Darley has now departed his Aegean island and returned to Alexandria, resuming his story there during World War II when the city is held by the Free French and is periodically being bombed by the Italians. Nov 10, Judy rated it liked it Recommends it for: But I found myself resisting the cloying atmosphere and verbal navel-gazing that I had thought were a thing of the past. I had given up for a while on romance, literature, and Art.

I’ve talked too much.

Apr 15, Deborah Palmer rated it liked it. Die Handlung ist schnell zusammengefasst.