[ilds] A CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LAWRENCE DURRELL

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Fri Jul 6 07:27:25 PDT 2007


THE DURRELL SCHOOL OF CORFU

is pleased to announce the publication of

*A CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LAWRENCE DURRELL
Homme de Lettres

by

BREWSTER CHAMBERLIN*

Advance comments on this valuable and entertaining book:

Dr Chamberlin has written a superb time line and literary history. It 
contains a careful and marvelously complete charting, not only of 
Lawrence Durrell's place within 20th Century literature but of the 20th 
Century itself. The listing of biographical, literary, social, and 
historical correspondences is both imaginative and insightful and 
produces a volume both convenient for the casual reader and essential 
for the serious scholar.

James R. Nichols, Emeritus Professor and English Department             
           
Chair Georgia Southern University, Chairman of the                        
Durrell School of Corfu Board of Directors, and published author.
 


"This Chronology of Lawrence Durrell will not only be of great 
assistance to scholars of the writer, in charting his day-to-day or 
month-to-month activities, but will also enlighten them - and the less 
specialised reader - as to the moods, preoccupations and anxieties of a 
writer's life. Brewster Chamberlin has an extensive knowledge and 
appreciation of the arts in Europe and America, and brings this special 
insight to his account of Durrell's wide-ranging interests in painting, 
philosophy, politics as well as his bonhomie and general characteristic 
ability to cope with (most of) the triumphs and tribulations of an 
artist's life. The links to the lives of his mother, siblings, wives and 
children, and to the international context of literature, are especially 
valuable in placing Durrell within that context, while giving us a 
unique scenario for the work of creativity that was the centre of his life."
           
Richard Pine, Director Emeritus, Durrell School of Corfu and author of 
Lawrence Durrell: The Mindscape (2005)



"Chamberlin's LD Chronology is a fascinating chronicle of times 
Durrellian and times macrocosmic.  If you know anything about Brewster 
you know that part of his genius is the ability to truffle out the 
hidden morsel of fact and to present it in an engaging manner.  He has 
made an impressive compilation of both the essential events and many of 
the small but significant way-posts of Durrell's life, and has set them 
in juxtaposition with the world personalities and happenings of the 
twentieth century.  This book is at once an engaging read and an 
essential companion for the serious Durrell scholar."
           
Ian MacNiven, author of Lawrence Durrell. A Biography (1998)



*To order:
   
In North America send a check payable to Lynn-Marie Smith in the amount 
of US$15.00 (includes postage and handling) at PO Box 490, Key West FL 
33041.

In the rest of the world send a check payable to the Durrell School of 
Corfu in the amount of EUR12.00 (includes postage and handling) to the 
Durrell School of Corfu, PO Box 94, 49100 Corfu, Greece.*


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Charles L. Sligh
Department of English
Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu
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