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Sicilian Carousel

Durrell, Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 0670643629 / ISBN 13: 9780670643622
Published by Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1977
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Dark green cloth spine over green boards, orange/gilt titles. First US edition (FP). An essy- travel tour of Sicily's people and places, mixing local history and culture with a thoughtful, meditative style. Durrell had written similar books on Cyprus, Corfu and Rhodes Book very good, with a tight, bright text block but with some fading to boards at edges and some light spots to top edge. DJ in similar condition, with no tears but faded at spine. 223 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 12578

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Title: Sicilian Carousel

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

Although Durrell spent much of his life beside the Mediterranean, he wrote relatively little about Italy; it was always somewhere that he was passing through on the way to somewhere else. Sicilian Carousel is his only piece of extended writing on the country and, naturally enough for the islomaniac Durrell, it focuses on one of Italy's islands. Sicilian Carousel came relatively late in Durrell's career, and is based around a slightly fictionalized bus tour of the island.

About the Author:

Born 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, "Monsieur "(1974), won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and whose third novel, "Constance "(1982), was nominated for the Booker Prize. He also penned the celebrated travel memoir "Bitter Lemons of Cyprus "(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, "The Black Book "(1938). Durrell died in France in 1990.

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