For a long time, I thought I might never enjoy this novel. I’ve picked it up about once a decade, since the ‘s. Each time it seemed opaque, slow paced, and. Results 31 – 60 of Justyna Kwartet aleksandryjski · Lawrence Durrell. 01 Jan Hardback. US $ US$ Save US$ Add to basket · Antrobus. Balthazar has ratings and reviews. Gabriel said: I hated every single page (as happened with the first one) and will not read book 3 and 4. Suc.

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I’m interested to see how this will all fit together. Write a customer review. Caleb Archer rated it did not like it Mar 08, If you admire style, eliptical narrative, and skillful description laced with epigrams, this could be a five star novel. See 1 question about Balthazar….

What I felt, most of all, was that I was an outsider; the observer of a clique or in-group. Rod LX rated it did not like it Jan 18, The reader should be rather familiar with classical Mythology. But most people are stuck in the physical aspect, unaware of the poetic rapport which it so clumsily tries to teach.

The clumsy coupling of human beings is simply a biological paraphrase of this truth – a primitive method of introducing minds to each other, engaging them. Get to Know Us. I hope Mountolive is better. Lemon-scented, mauve, pearly Alexandria with the white stalks of its minarets, “the town that breaks open at sunset like a rose”; beggars In-Group Conks Out I admit that I have not read “Justine”, the first novel of Durrell’s famous Alexandria Quartet.


Durrell occupies a strange position at the fulcrum of modernity. No looking forward to volume 2. Durrell corresponded with author Henry Miller for forty-five years, and Miller influenced much of his early work, including a provocative and controversial novel, The Black Book To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Surely this is where you belittle me as a reader and harangue me and my philistinian inability to appreciate beauty and truth in their transvestial forms.

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Constance rated it did not like it May 21, Lemon-scented, mauve, pearly Alexandria with the white stalks of its minarets, “the town that breaks open at sunset like a rose”; beggars beside the Rolls Royces, the human flotsam of the Mediterranean, the tawdry revels of the Christian carnivalall appear so pleasingly haunting and decrepit. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Luckily, I was just barely able to follow the murder-mystery plot of that section, so I didn’t get completely lost in the wild descriptions of caped, androgynous Egyptians. He was not a major character in Justine.

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Omayma Adel rated it did not like it Nov 20, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I suspect that this is the novel that has the most instances of the word “Jewess” per page. It will probably take me another 3 months to finish the 3rd book Nobody dares to make the final confession to themselves on paper: Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Questioner rated it did not like it May 25, Danny rated it liked it Jul 21, Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Stories of colorful and enigmatic secondary characters emerged here. Open Preview See a Problem? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Genia Lukin rated it did not like it Nov 20, Hardcoverpages. Alternate book cover 10 17 Aug 07, I felt I had been offered a plate of decadence and cynicism, and not wanting to play the chicken, taken several bites.

From the expanded introductory Note to Balthazar: Preview — Balthazar by Lawrence Durrell. Open Preview See a Problem? A diary is the last place to go if you wish to seek the truth about a person. Adastra rated it did not like it Oct 05, This is not true of the heart’s affections” is what Clea once said to Balthazar.