Blue Thirst: Tales of Life Abroad by Lawrence Durrell

By Lawrence Durrell

A couple of lectures from one of many 20th century’s so much captivating speakers
Lawrence Durrell used to be in his early twenties whilst, bored with the stiffness of London existence, he took his kin to stay in Corfu. Interwar Greece, whose not easy beds and mosquito swarms Durrell documented so tenderly in Prospero’s cellphone, was once not more. within the first of this pair of lectures, given in the course of a Nineteen Seventies stopover at to California, Durrell recollects these days, speaking of kinfolk, poetry, and the enjoyment of the islands as no different author can. whilst struggle got here to the Mediterranean, Durrell was once swept into diplomatic provider, an experience he recounts in his moment lecture. notwithstanding a diplomat of the fashionable international, he served below males whose adventure stretched again to the times ahead of the phone, whilst recommendations for crises needed to be devised by means of the ambassador, and never phoned in from London. those lectures on long-vanished worlds are a sublime demonstration of the evocative strength of Durrell’s unrivaled storytelling.

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