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- Description<b>A breathtaking vel of passion and politics, set in the hotbed of Palestine in the 1940s, by a master of twentieth-century fiction</b><b>It is the eve of Britain's withdrawal from Palestine in 1948, a moment that will mark the beginning of a new Israel. But the course of history is uncertain, and Israel's territorial enemies plan to smother the new country at its birth. Judith Roth has escaped the concentration camps in Germany only to be plunged into the new conflict, one with stakes just as high for her as they are for her people. Initially conceived as a screenplay for the 1966 film starring Sophia Loren, Lawrence Durrell's previously unpublished vel offers a thrilling portrayal of a place and time when ancient history crashed against the fragile bulwarks of the modernizing world. This ebook features an introduction by editor Richard Pine, which puts <i>Judith </i>in context with Durrell's body of work and traces the fascinating development of the vel. Also included is an illustrated biography of Lawrence Durrell containing rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate and the British Library's modern manuscripts collection.
- Author BiographyBorn in Jalandhar, British India, in 1912 to Indian-born British colonials, Lawrence Durrell was a critically hailed and beloved novelist, poet, humorist, and travel writer best known for the Alexandria Quartet novels, which were ranked by the Modern Library as among the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century. A passionate and dedicated writer from an early age, Durrell's prolific career also included the groundbreaking Avignon Quintet, whose first novel, <i>Monsieur </i>(1974), won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and whose third novel, <i>Constance </i>(1982), was nominated for the Booker Prize. He also penned the celebrated travel memoir <i>Bitter Lemons of Cyprus </i>(1957), which won the Duff Cooper Prize. Durrell corresponded with author Henry Miller for forty-five years, and Miller influenced much of his early work, including a provocative and controversial novel, <i>The Black Book </i>(1938). Durrell died in France in 1990.
- Author(s)Lawrence Durrell
- PublisherOpen Road Media
- Date of Publication21/01/2014
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOpen Road Media
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight540 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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