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For a long time, I thought I might never enjoy this novel. I’ve picked it up about once a decade, since the ‘s. Each time it seemed opaque, slow paced, and. Results 31 – 60 of Justyna Kwartet aleksandryjski · Lawrence Durrell. 01 Jan Hardback. US $ US$ Save US$ Add to basket · Antrobus. Balthazar has ratings and reviews. Gabriel said: I hated every single page (as happened with the first one) and will not read book 3 and 4. Suc.

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Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The clumsy coupling of human beings is simply a biological paraphrase of this truth – aleksanddyjski primitive method of introducing minds to each other, engaging them. Pretzel rated it liked it Jan 15, Why should I try to discover who really loved or cared about kwaftet If memory serves, and surely it doesn’t, Balthazar is a bit easier to read and “get,” in some fashion, than Justine.

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Even if the result proved to be a “science-fiction” in the true sense. As his creative juices get flowing, Durrell’s desire to tell stories overrides his stated goal of telling us the same essential story from different perspectives: Wiki tells me Pursewarden is modeled on the British novelist Wyndham Lewis.


Want to Read saving…. Through Balthazar’s extensive, perceptive and omniscient “Interlinear” always capitalized comments A diary is the last place to go if you wish to seek the truth about a person. This second book in The Alexandria Quartet has to “soak” for awhile in this read of it again after many years. Alternate book cover 10 17 Aug 07, Richelle rated it liked it Mar 05, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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A profoundly overrated book who’s reputation is founded on the plot being revealed non-sequentially while the narrator inserts, at random, ponderous analysis on the nature of love, lust and benefits of owning a car–the latter is vastly under assessed.

Balthazar understood that it was in the nature of Alexandrians alekzandryjski seek a reconciliation between extreme sensuality and extreme asceticism which was why they were hysterics and extremists. The main character–Darley, I think name mentioned once –has escaped Alexandria and is recounting his misjudgment of the city with the help of Balthazar’s notes; but he seems more trustworthy, more complex than in the first book.

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I’m not sure if it’s the problem or brilliance of this book that it isn’t fluid. I did not enjoy the experience very much, though I admit that it might be just the ticket for some.

But most people are stuck in the kwwartet aspect, unaware of the poetic rapport which it so clumsily tries to teach. Carnival-goers whose revels now are ended.

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It’s as if, in casting about for something more to say about the people we came to know or aleksandryjsku we knew so well in JustineDurrell felt the need to become ever more extreme—Scobie’s revelations about his “Tendencies” in Chapter II being but one example. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Not an easy read, but deeply satisfying and enriching. English Choose a language for shopping.

Balthazar by Lawrence Durrell (1 star ratings)

This is not true of the heart’s affections” is what Clea once said to Balthazar. Anyway, anyone wants a free book? Readers in Gnosticism and Kabbalism. Other books in the series. Philip Watts rated it did not aleksandryyjski it Jun 11,