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    NEW Constance or Solitary Practices º Lawrence Durrell Lawrence Durrell ✓ 0 CHARACTERS These interconnected five can be read as a love story but one isn’t fully sure whose until deep into the book The reader has several choices along the way Piers Sylvie Bruce Sabine Hilary Sam the Prince Pia Livia Constance Aubrey – this is not an exhaustive list and the way complicates itself by embedding a main fiction at its start The themes are all there early traditions in the land hidden treasure sexual licen

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    NEW Constance or Solitary Practices º Lawrence Durrell FREE READ Constance or Solitary Practices This work is measured than the Alexandria uartet less musical but no less rewarding in other ways

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    CHARACTERS ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lawrence Durrell NEW Constance or Solitary Practices º Lawrence Durrell Lawrence Durrell ✓ 0 CHARACTERS There are only two ways out of Avignon the way up and the way down and they are both the sameA very low 3 stars Think basement level For charitable purposes onlyDurrell's earlier Alexandria uartet forms several peaks of the mountain r

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    NEW Constance or Solitary Practices º Lawrence Durrell CHARACTERS ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lawrence Durrell From my short bio of Lawrence Durrell for the British Writers Retrospective Supplement IIIBy the end of The Avign

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    FREE READ Constance or Solitary Practices NEW Constance or Solitary Practices º Lawrence Durrell What can you say about a book that is longer than War and Peace? Although strictly speaking it is composed of 5 short novels An interesting cast of characters doing what people do in peace and war Set in and around Avignon a

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    NEW Constance or Solitary Practices º Lawrence Durrell Lawrence Durrell ✓ 0 CHARACTERS It looks like I'm the only Goodreads member who didn't like this book It may well be the masterpiece that everyone says it is but it wasn't saying anything to me and it was doing that in thousands upon thousands of words

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    NEW Constance or Solitary Practices º Lawrence Durrell CHARACTERS ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lawrence Durrell FREE READ Constance or Solitary Practices It is difficult to write about The Avignon uintet I told my wife I wanted to write a review of the interrelated novels without mentioning The Alexandria uartet because every review I ever read of the uintet started by comparing the la

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CHARACTERS ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lawrence Durrell Lawrence Durrell ✓ 0 CHARACTERS FREE READ Constance or Solitary Practices Rich in invention psychological truth and sheer entertainment the five short novels that comprise The Avignon uintet form one of the key works of an undisp. In the margin of a book she had borrowed from Sutcliffe she had found the scribbled words The same people are also others without realising it I was last in Avignon a couple of years ago for our babymoon That photo was taken from the famous bridge which by the way does not meet even the most minimal demands of a bridge failing to make it than halfway across the riverBooks and poetry are part of the very stonework of Avignon Not literally that would be architecturally foolish But among other things it was in these streets at one of the local churches that Petrarch first caught sight of the mysterious Laura on 6 April 1327 They probably never met or spoke but he went on to write a foundational collection of European poetry based on how hot he thought she wasI was reading the Canzoniere during our last visit and interspersing it with the last of Durrell s five loosely connected novels set around the town which I had been reading off and on for months They are not a uick read Indeed when I think of them as a whole I think mostly of the flaws and the imperfections which at the time were very upsetting to me because I had been blown away by the Alexandria novels But I still can t bring myself to give this seuence less than three stars just because it is so formally interesting the whole thing is like some enormous act of literary hubris which after all is what good writers should be attemptingThe first book is probably technically the best and after that they get progressively shorter less controlled and less interesting With a few honourable exceptions Although I like formal experimentation in this case I found that it just weakened any emotional power the narrative might have had The first book for instance turns out to be fictional even within the scope of the uintet written in its entirety by a character that we meet later A potentially wonderful idea except that Durrell doesn t return to it or explore it in any interesting way he just lets it sit thereThe prose style is so uninspiring considering it comes from the same man who produced Justine It s really bizarre There are sentences here that repeat themselves in the clumsiest way imaginableHere they were to bury themselves in the three cornered love which had once intrigued Blanford and caused him to try to forge a novel round the notion of this triune loveWow that s ugly There are terrible metaphors and similes that seem striking for all the wrong reasons I see flicking back through my copy that I have underlined in horror the phrase the dry marsupial pocket of the rarely used vagina which if anything is even worse in context than it is in isolationThe last book uinx might as well have been called Contractual Obligation There is a horrible sense that he simply did not know how to tie his ideas and experiments together It s full of the worst kind of pseudo profound philosophising comprising pages and pages of stuff like thisThe day when Aristotle decided malgr lui that the reign of the magician shaman was over Empedocles was the soul s D Day The paths of the mind had become overgrown From that moment the hunt for the measurable certainties was on Death became a constant the ego was born Monsieur came down to preside over the human conditionAnd yet through all of this part of you cannot help admiring the effort to try new things is this character an alternate reality version of the one in the last book Is this character the one that was invented by the other guy And so on There are some very memorable set pieces including one scene of a character spying on a brothel that has stayed crystal clear in my head And occasionally the efforts to find new types of phrasing do pay offAn idea is like a rare bird which cannot be seen What one sees is the trembling of the branch it has just leftSadly digging for these gems is hard going and the structural experimentation instead of playing to the story s strengths fights against them If it had been full of beautiful sentences I would have loved it fiercely but as it is it s full of something else It s stayed with me since I read it I find it interesting but rather cold Not so much a true novel seuence as a complicated euation

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CHARACTERS ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lawrence Durrell Lawrence Durrell ✓ 0 CHARACTERS FREE READ Constance or Solitary Practices Uted modern master'Another constellation of Mediterranean mysteries and memories This time it is not Alexandria but Avignon the old kingdom of the Popes th. There are only two ways out of Avignon the way up and the way down and they are both the sameA very low 3 stars Think basement level For charitable purposes onlyDurrell s earlier Alexandria uartet forms several peaks of the mountain range that towers through the country of my literary journey Scaling them was an experience I shall never forget and they will be destinations I return to oftenHis Avignon uintet conversely is a supreme example of the master craftsman in his dotage heady with ideas fascinated by both form and feature deliciously iconoclastic til the end but struggling with meaning and how to convey it too Freudians if such still exist will find much in it and so will diehard acolytes of late modernism Otherwise unless you re like me helplessly in love with Durrell stay away And if you are prepare to shift from passionate love to the kind of love reserved for ageing slightly senile relatives On a rough day much must be forgiven On a good day what glories await us Or perhaps to be less generous I ll uote the books themselves The drunkard s word list is sometimes the sage s alsoMy individual reviews of the books as posted on Goodreads during my year of Avignon Monsieur or the Prince of Darkness Livia or Buried Alive Constance or Solitary Practices Sebastian or Ruling Passions uinx or the Ripper s Tale

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CHARACTERS ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lawrence Durrell Lawrence Durrell ✓ 0 CHARACTERS FREE READ Constance or Solitary Practices E capital of the ancient South of France the heart of legendary Provence The evocation of all of this is superb Our old guide bleu in vintage form' The Tim. It looks like I m the only Goodreads member who didn t like this book It may well be the masterpiece that everyone says it is but it wasn t saying anything to me and it was doing that in thousands upon thousands of words

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  • Constance or Solitary Practices
  • Lawrence Durrell
  • English
  • 20 January 2019
  • 9780571225552