Lawrence Durrell

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Birthday
27, 1912
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Nov 7, 1990 (78)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1912
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Nov 7, 1990 (78)

About

An Indian-born novelist, poet, and travel writer, he is best known for his Alexandria Quartet, which includes the novels Justine (1957), Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960). Between 1931 and 1980, he also published nearly a dozen poetry collections, such as A Private Country (1943) and Cities, Plains and People (1946).

Before Fame

He failed his entrance exams for university study but nevertheless published his first collection of poetry at age nineteen. His first novel, Pied Piper of Lovers, was published in 1935.

Trivia

He named his second daughter Sappho after the famous Greek poet.

Family Life

He was born in British-controlled India, and he died at the age of seventy-eight in France. He married four times; his first and second marriages (to Nancy Isobel Myers and Eve Cohen) produced a total of two daughters.

Associated With

During the 1930s, he collaborated with Anais Nin on several literary works.

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