Lawrence Durrell Selected Poems

Porter, Peter

£9.99

Drawing on the published work from ‘A Private Country’ to ‘Vega’, this title provides a revaluation of Durrell’s poetic career. It makes the case for ‘A Private Country’ as one of the most accomplished debut collections of the 20th century, and traces Durrell’s preoccupations and poetic personality within the wider scene.

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In this new selection from the poetry of Lawrence Durrell (the first for thirty years), Peter Porter has drawn on the full range of the published work, from A Private Country (1943) to Vega (1973), and has provided a long overdue revaluation of Durrell’s poetic career. In his detailed and generous introduction, Porter makes the case for A Private Country as one of the most accomplished debut collections of the twentieth century, and traces Durrell’s preoccupations and poetic personality within the wider scene. The selection of poems makes its own strong case for the continuing power and originality of this attractive, metropolitan and wholly individual body of work.

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Weight 120 g
Dimensions 198 × 130 × 7 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

59

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K