C.20 – online journal

ISSUE no.3 is now published (3 June 2020)


–  “The Alexandria Quartet – a Reconsideration” by Frank KERSNOWSKI

–  “Postcards From Greece” – part 2 – by David GREEN (Crete and Corfu)
–  “Caliban Our Contemporary” – a new look at The Tempest by Ralph BERRY

DURRELL STUDIES: Announcing a major new critical series by the Durrell Library of Corfu and Cambridge Scholars Publishing

POETRY by Carol Coffee REPOSA,  Yorai SELLA and Rony ALFANDARY

WORK-IN-PROGRESS: an extract from Ursula’s Triumph – the fourth volume of his Berlin novel by Brewster CHAMBERLIN

BOOK REVIEW: Elizabeth Bowen – a Literary Life by Patricia Laurence, reviewed by Richard Pine

NOTES & QUERIES: “Young Durrell at Cambridge” by Bruce REDWINE

C.20 – an international journal is now published and is accessible at http://www.c20ajournal.com

The journal, in addition to essays, reviews, Notes&Queries and arts features, will focus on the Durrell family and its relations with Greece.

ISSUE no.2 is now online, with features on Lawrence Durrell, Eva Palmer Sikelianos, Dimitra Trypani’s music-drama “Amiliti/The Silent One”, expatriate writers in Greece, poetry and “Postcards from Greece”.

The inaugural issue’s “Durrell Studies” section contained three substantial essays: on Durrell in Cyprus (Ciara Barrick), Durrell and Otto Rank (Richard Pine) and a reading of The Alexandria Quartet in the light of Umberto Eco’s Opera Aperta (Bartolo Casiraghi). It also featured “Dreams, Divinations”, an excised chapter of Reflections on a Marine Venus with commentary by David Roessel.

Other features of C.20 – an international journal no.1 were:

a chapter from a novel-in-progress by Brewster Chamberlin;

“Two Men Waiting – a key trope in Irish drama” by Anthony Roche;

an interview with Yiorgos Chouliaras on the “Why Read? The Role of Writers & Books in the 21st Century” conference 2018 hosted by the Hellenic Authors’ Society;

and in Notes&Queries ‘”The Saviour of God’ – a note on Kazantzakis’ by Bruce Redwine.


C.20– an international journal

is a peer-reviewed online international journal of the Durrell Library of Corfu, publishing on every aspect of literature and the arts in the twentieth century. Its special focus will be on the nucleus of writers and artists living in Paris in the 1930s, including Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Brassaï, Hans Reichel, Otto Rank and many others.

The centrality of Lawrence Durrell in the literature of the twentieth century (as poet, novelist, travel writer and diplomat) connects him with an ever-widening circle of association: in London, with Dylan Thomas, Tambimuttu and TS Eliot; in Greece, with George Seferis, George Katsimbalis, Niko Ghika, and Theodore Stephanides; in Egypt and the Levant with the war-time writers including Keith Douglas, Olivia Manning, Bernard Spencer and Terence Tiller; and elsewhere with Richard Aldington, Isak Dinesen, C G Jung, and Patrick Leigh Fermor, among many others.

Having lived in Corfu 1935-1939, Lawrence Durrell and his brother Gerald Durrell in their writings confirmed Corfu as a cosmopolitan island. A further theme of C.20 will therefore be their association with issues such as local culture, tourism, conservation and “spirit of place”, with personalities such as Gostan Zarian, and Lawrence Durrell’s lifelong immersion in the culture of the Greek world.

We are confident that we will very soon become the premier international journal publishing research articles on Lawrence Durrell and his literary associates, Gerald Durrell, the Durrell family and its backgrounds, and their continuing relevance to Greece in general and Corfu in particular.

C.20 will have the following structure:

Essays on literature and the arts, including the visual arts and music

Work-in-progress: incipient fictions, poetry, essays

Q&A: a forum for lively and provocative exchange of views and information

Reviews of fiction, poetry, biography and historical and critical studies of any aspect of the twentieth century.

We will also publish requests for research-related information, notices of significant publications and events, reports on exhibitions, concerts and conferences.

The inaugural issue of C.20 will appear to coincide with the DLC’s symposium “ISLANDS OF THE MIND” in Corfu, 23-28 June 2019. Subsequent issues will appear at the discretion of the Editor, but not less than once each year.

Prospective contributors should send a summary of their proposed work to: editor@c20ajournal.com. All proposals which, in the opinion of the relevant editor, merit inclusion will be submitted for peer-review before being accepted for publication.

Editor: Richard Pine (Ireland and Greece)

Arts Editor: Dominic Green (UK and USA)

Greek Editor: Vera Konidaris (Greece)

Poetry Editor: Rony Alfandary (Israel)

Editorial advisory board: Brewster Chamberlin (USA), Yiorgos Chouliaras (Greece), David Green (Australia), Bruce Redwine (USA), David Roessel (USA)

The journal can be contacted at the following: editor@c20ajournal.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s