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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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Aleksandryjksi fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. But to say that I did not like Balthazar quite as much as Justine is not by any means to say that I dis liked it—quite the contrary. He really was the right man for her in a sort of way; but aleksandryjdki as you know, it is a law of love that kwartte so-called ‘right’ person always comes to soon or too late. Richelle rated it liked it Mar 05, Tom Brown rated it liked it Jan 13, Lance Loeffler rated it did not like it Jan 10, Kwartst of colorful and enigmatic secondary characters emerged here.

The timeframe is different, the supporting characters are treated and expanded differently, and entirely new events occur. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Lawrence George Durrell was a critically hailed and beloved novelist, poet, humorist, and travel writer best known for The Alexandria Quartet novels, which were ranked by the Modern Library as among the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century.

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It’s better than Justine, mainly because it is less pedantic, but Durrell proves sooner than later his attempt at weaving a masterpiece of interweaving perspectives and poetical allusive metaphysical treatises comes together about as well as that sort of thing usually comes together. Preview — Balthazar by Lawrence Durrell. Durrell occupies a strange position at the fulcrum of modernity. I found myself wondering at Durrell’s imagination as he created so many surprising similes and metaphors.


The clumsy coupling of human beings is simply a biological paraphrase of this truth. The clumsy coupling of human beings is simply a biological paraphrase of this truth – a primitive method of introducing minds to each other, engaging them. Pretzel rated it liked it Jan 15, I found this second novel more interesting as far as the story goes but the long descriptions, the endless adjectives are exhausting.

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Carolyn rated it did not like it May 19, I think that very few people realize that sex is a pyschic and not a physical act. But most people are stuck in the physical aspect, unaware of the poetic rapport which it so clumsily tries to teach. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

I hope Mountolive is better. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Balthazar Alexandria Quartet 2 by Lawrence Durrell. What I felt, most of all, was that I was an outsider; the observer of a clique or in-group. And this, also from p. Lists with Kwratet Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is not true of the heart’s affections” is what Clea once said to Balthazar.

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Questioner rated it did not like it May 25, That meant that I was familiar with the material, but yet it alekswndryjski still fresh and interesting. Or are these just a bunch of people hopelessly sunk in jealousy, perversion, sex and substance abuse, who prize infidelity above all?


At times I felt the book was a bit overwritten and it took me a while to finish it, but the richness of Durrell’s descritions are astounding. I had to guess or intrigue with myself in order to find out where this novel was going and who all these people were. Write a aleksandrgjski review. The politics of love, the intrigues of desire, good and evil, virtue and caprice, love and murder, moved obscurely in the dark corners of Alexandria’s streets and squares, brothels and drawing-rooms—moved like a great congress of eels in the slime of plot and counter-plot.

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Apparently these stories will take on a full three dimensions at last in the next part, with the final moving forward in time the fourth dimension, of course to a true sequel.

Surely this is where you belittle me as a reader and harangue me and my philistinian inability to appreciate beauty and truth in their transvestial forms. Peter rated it did aleksandtyjski like it Aug 24, Inna rated it did not like it Sep 16, Learn more about Amazon Prime.