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Dark Labyrinth von Durrell, Lawrence (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 15.12.2011
  • Verlag: Faber & Faber, London
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Dark Labyrinth

This captivating Mediterranean novel was written by Lawrence Durrell immediately after finishing his exquisite vignette about Corfu, Prospero's Cell, and a decade before Justine. The story is set on Crete just after the War, as an odd assortment of English travellers come ashore from a cruise ship to explore the island and in particular to examine a dangerous local labyrinth. They include an extrovert painter, a spiritualist, a Protestant spinster with a fox terrier, an antiquarian peer and minor poet, a soldier with guilty memories of the Cretan resistance, a pretty convalescent and an eccentric married couple.To some extent the book is a roman clef and Durrell's characters talk with great reality about their experiences, themselves and a certain psychological unease that has led most of them to embark on their journey. The climax is a disastrous visit to the labyrinth, with its reported minotaur. The novel is a gripping piece of story-telling, full of atmosphere and the vivid first-hand writing about Mediterranean landscape and people of which Durrell was a master.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 15.12.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780571267316
    Verlag: Faber & Faber, London
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