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Lawrence George Durrell (1912-1990) was an Anglo-Indian poet, novelist, short story and travel writer. His fame resides on the set of four novels that make up the ‘Alexandria Quartet’. A number of critics have accused Durrell of being guilty of ‘purple prose’. In her PhD thesis, Allison Kreuiter argues that Durrell’s visually evocative descriptive set pieces remain the main power and strength of the ‘Alexandria Quartet’.

Event details of The power and strength of the ‘Alexandria Quartet”
Date 23 April 2014
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel

A.D. Kreuiter, The Elegant Velvet Glove: A Textual and Visual reading of the Gothicised Female Form in Lawrence Durrell’s The Alexandria Quartet.


Prof. M.G. Bal


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.