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  • Updike and Lawrence Durrell

    I love the harmonies of the Beach Boys, the rush of air on the seashore, the heave and swell of waves, the sun going down on a blushing horizon, the full moon in sail on a starry night. And I love writers who can show me all this in sensuous, gorgeous prose. I love Updike […]

  • Justine: Lawrence Durrell’s romantic classic

    Love — wanton, all-consuming, passionate love — is the theme of Lawrence Durrell’s classic romantic novel, Justine, set in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Two couples are inexorably drawn to each other in a romantic entanglement that ends in death and separation and the birth […]