American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Durrell, Lawrence George 1912-1990. British writer of Irish descent whose best-known work is The Alexandria Quartet (1957-1960), a series of novels treating the same characters from different perspectives.
- n. English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990)
“His middle name, by the way, was not "Durrell," but Durell.”
“Ruth's obituary lists only four surviving grandkids: Maya, Willa, Anthony, and Durrell, meaning Maggie would have had to lose or abort her fetus, or keep the birth of Nate's love child a secret for some 20 years.”
“Despite having written poems as vivid and compelling as this, Spencer never found the prominence of the poets with whom he is associated: Keith Douglas, Lawrence Durrell, Stephen Spender and Louis MacNeice.”
“Mr. Wolfe also used the occasion to return, glancingly, to his public fight to preserve the integrity of Edward Durrell Stone's 1964 building at 2 Columbus Circle, now the home of the Museum of Arts and Design.”
“Very much a book of its time, if the adapatation is good enough, Durrell's wry observations on both reptile and human life should survive.”
“I do remember being greatly influenced by Lawrence Durrell.”
“I knew nothing about this book other than that it was very popular among the dead people whose libraries are catalogued on LibraryThing (including C.S. Lewis, Lawrence Durrell, T.E. Lawrence, William Faulkner, W.B. Yeats, Robert E. Howard, and Danilo Kiš).”
“At that age I thought anything that cost a quarter must be a bargain, and I grabbed the first book that caught my eye -- Three Tickets to Adventure by Gerald Durrell.”
“His Corfu: A Novel takes the theme of wandering and returning home, (the plot has some startling parallels with my Songs of Blue and Gold with a little-known Australian called Kester Berwick standing in for Lawrence Durrell …)”
“I loved the Doris Lessing and the Edith Wharton and would very much like to read the Durrell too!”
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