Spirit of place; letters and essays on travel

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From one of the century's greatest storytellers comes a collection of essays that capture the "spirit of place." Lawrence Durrell's articles about Mediterranean and Aegean islands along with passages from his letters were first published in 1969. This edition, edited by Durrell's friend and bibliographer Alan C. Thomas, comprises letters spanning thirty years, excerpts from his first two novels (neither available in the U.S.), short fiction, and travel essays. "My books are always about living in places, not just rushing through them.... the important determinant of any culture is after all -- the spirit of place".
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display_descriptionThe definitive collection of travel writings by one of the twentieth century's best-loved journeyers. From the moment of his birth, Lawrence Durrell was far from home. A British child in India, he was sent to England to receive an education, and by his early twenties had already tired of his native land. With family in tow, he departed for Greece, and spent the rest of his life wandering the world. He traveled not to sightsee but to live, and made homes in Egypt, France, Yugoslavia, and Argentina. Each time he landed, he rooted himself deep into the native soil, taking in not just the sights and sounds of his new land, but the essential character of the country. In these letters and essays, Durrell exhibits the power of poetic observation that made his travel writing so extraordinary to post-World War II readers. In these pages, he reminds readers not just of each country's hidden charms, but also of the unique characteristics that persist through the generations.
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ils:.b11459001BookBooks[1st ed.]EnglishDutton, 1969.430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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subject_facetAuthors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence
Durrell, Lawrence -- Correspondence
Durrell, Lawrence -- Travel
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Travelers -- Fiction
Voyages and travels
title_displaySpirit of place; letters and essays on travel
title_fullSpirit of place: letters and essays on travel [electronic resource] Durrell, Lawrence.
Spirit of place; letters and essays on travel. / Edited by Alan G. Thomas
title_shortSpirit of place; letters and essays on travel
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Durrell, Lawrence
Electronic books
Voyages and travels