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The Durrell Library of Corfu

is delighted to announce the publication by Cambridge Scholars Publishing

of

LAWRENCE DURRELL’S

ENDPAPERS and INKLINGS 1933-1988

in a two-volume hardback edition

edited by Richard Pine

This unique collection of work by Lawrence Durrell brings together a vast range of unpublished and ephemeral material spanning his entire writing career, illustrating the diversity, candour, depth of interests and humanity, humour, philosophical imagination and critical and aesthetic vision of one of the twentieth century’s leading poets and novelists.

Illustrated throughout with photographs, cartoons by Lawrence and Nancy Durrell, manuscript notes by Durrell and memorabilia, ENDPAPERS & INKLINGS provides the general reader, the specialist and the book collector with an unprecedented insight into Durrell’s creativity and literary craftsmanship.

The collection is dedicated to Françoise Kestsman

The Editor: Richard Pine is Director of the Durrell Library of Corfu, and author of Lawrence Durrell: the Mindscape. He has previously edited Lawrence Durrell’s novels Judith and The Placebo. His numerous publications include The Diviner: the art of Brian Friel (1999), The Disappointed Bridge: Ireland and the Post-Colonial World (2014), Greece Through Irish Eyes (2015), The Minor Mythologies as Popular Literature: a student’s guide to texts and films (2018). He is a columnist for The Irish Times and Kathimerini and an obituarist for The Guardian, and editor of the online C.20 – an international journal.


978-1-5275-3847-4 (Volume One) £76.99, 978-1-5275-3898-6 (Volume Two) £76.99

Lawrence Durrell’s Endpapers and Inklings 1933-1988 volumes 1 and 2 can be purchased from

https://www.cambridgescholars.com/lawrence-durrells-endpapers-and-inklings-1933-1988

with a 25% discount

if you apply “ENDPAPERS25” to your online purchase

VOLUME ONE

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General Introduction

Lawrence Durrell: A Brief Chronology

Part One: Durrell on Durrell

Introduction
To sing on unfaltering, at peace”
Self-Portrait: An Indian Childhood and a Greek Awakening
Blue Thirst”: Recollections of Corfu
Propaganda and Impropaganda: The Diplomat

Part Two: The Artist’s Eye

Introduction
Pen as Pencil
Brassaï
Mary Mollo
Preface to Carlos Freire, L’Esprit des Lieux
The Art of John Veltri
Reno Wideson – Cyprus
George Pol Georgiou
Preface to Bill Brandt, Perspectives of Nudes
Preface to Rodolphe Hammadi, Carnavalet: regards sur un musée
Amy Nimr
Preface to Barbara Robinson, Lumières
The Paintings of Henry Miller

Part Three: Fictions

Introduction
The Cherries”
The Will-Power Man”
The Magnetic Island”
Sappho – An Unfinished Novel

Part Four: Durrell at War

Introduction – Letters to Anaïs Nin
Letters to Elizabeth Smart, 1940
Letters to George Seferis, 1940
Keith Douglas – Alamein to Zem Zem
Return to Oasis”

Part Five: Spirit of Place

Introduction
  1. Travel and travelogues  
The Magic of Islands
Introduction to Paul Gotch, Three Caravan Cities
Foreword to Freya Stark, The Journey’s Echo
Geneva – The diplomatic capital of Europe, the city of conciliation”
The Viennese Temper”
  1. Greece, the Balkans and the Levant
    Introduction
    Ionian Profile”, 1937
    Preface to Ilias Venezis, Aeolia, 1949
    Letters to Gostan Zarian, 1937-1951
    From a Winter Journal”, 1947
    Dreams, Divinations” – a deleted chapter from Reflections on a Marine Venus
    Preface to Erotokritos
    The Poetry of Elytis
    George Seferis
    Cyprus: from The Economist 1954-55, and The Times 1964 and 1970
    Yugoslavia, 1949
    Foreword to Dorothy Bohm, Egypt
    Foreword to E M Forster: Alexandria: a History and a Guide
    Alexandria, Cairo and Upper Egypt, 1977
(iii) Paris and Provence
Introduction
Preface to David Gascoyne, Paris Journal 1937-39
Richard Aldington: Two Tributes
Preface to Diane Deriaz, La Tête à L’Envers
Hans Reichel
Sommières
The Vines in Winter”
Preface to Antony Daniells, Uzès en Dessins
The Plant-Magic Man”
A Literary Menu
Pierre Mac Orlan
Claude Seignolle
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Part Six: Durrell on Miller

Introduction
The Happy Rock”
Watermark of the Angel: Miller’s Birthday”, 1976
Henry Miller: Studies in Genius”, 1949
Introduction, The Best of Henry Miller, 1959
The Mind and Art of Henry Miller”, 1967
Preface to Dear Dear Brenda, 1986

Part Seven: Dramas and Screenplays

Introduction
The Boy Who Saw”
The Beautiful Pickpocket”
Two pieces about Sappho, 1960, 1961
A Note on Acte or the Prisoners of Time, 1961
Black Honey an historical farce, 1945
Two treatments for Cleopatra, 1960-61
Oedipus: The Limping Man”, 1965-66

Part Eight: Essays, Lectures, Reviews and Introductions

Introduction
  1. Writers and the craft of writing
    Lawrence Durrell and John Hawkes: a conversation, 1986
    From a Writer’s Journal”, 1947
    The Good Life”, 1962
    Introduction to New Poems 1963: a British P.E.N. Anthology
    Dylan Thomas
    Roy Campbell
    Henri Michaux – The Poet of Supreme Solipsism”
    The Minor Mythologies”
  1. The Worlds of Sex
    Foreword to Henry Miller: The World of Sex
    Harems”
    Gynecocracy”
    Djuna Barnes
    D H Lawrence
(iii) Lectures, California, 1974
  1. Reviews and Introductions, 1939-1988

Part Nine: Incorrigibilia

Introduction
Bromo Bombastes: a fragment from a laconic drama, 1933
“Sportlight” from The Booster, 1937
“Obituary Notice – a Tragedy”, 1937
“Yorick’s Column”, 1941
“Continental Sunday”
“Maiden Over”
“The Price of Glory: Gleanings from a Writer’s In-Tray”

Part Ten: “The Asides of Demonax”

ILLUSTRATIONS
Frontispiece: Lawrence Durrell, “a juvenile Buddha who has just stolen the cream”
Volume One:
1 Anaïs Nin, inscription to Lawrence Durrell, Paris, 1938
2 A French newspaper cutting, 1970s, “Une prostituée découverte morte”
3 The White House, Kalami, Corfu
4 “Shrine of St Arsenius”, Corfu
5 The sailor Niko, Corfu, 1930s
6 Monks at Palaeiokastritsa, Corfu, 1930s
7 Procession of St Spyridon, Corfu Town, 1930s
8 The Liston arcades, Corfu Town
9 Lawrence Durrell at Delphi
10 The oracle, Delphi
11 Henry Miller and George Katsimbalis, Athens, 1939
12 George Katsimbalis and Lawrence Durrell, Athens, 1940
13 A manuscript page with doodles by Lawrence Durrell
14 Lawrence Durrell at work as Oscar Epfs
15 Lawrence Durrell, portrait by Brassaï
16 Nancy Durrell’s design for the title page, The Magnetic Island
17, 18, 19 Nancy Durrell’s illustrations for The Magnetic Island
20 Lawrence Durrell, self-portrait with Nancy, 1940
21 Lawrence Durrell, letter to Marie Aspioti, 1955
22 Lawrence Durrell with Theodore Stephanides and Alan Thomas
23 Lawrence Durrell with George Seferis, Cyprus, 1953
24 Cyprus: Lawrence Durrell’s diary, 1955
25 Lawrence Durrell at Abu Simbel, 1977 (BBC Archive photo)
26 Lawrence Durrell, inscription in Paris des Poètes, 1977
27 Durrell à Sommières, book cover
28 Lawrence Durrell and Ludo Chardenon, 1970s
29 Lawrence Durrell and Claude Seignolle, 1970s
Volume Two:
30 Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell
31 Filmscript of “Justine” by Lawrence B Marcus, with Lawrence Durrell’s comment
32 Lawrence Durrell, title page for Sappho
33 Lawrence Durrell, design for An Irish Faustus, 1987
34 A sample of Lawrence Durrell’s type- and hand-written notes for lectures at California Institute of Technology, 1974
35 Lawrence Durrell, sketch from lecture on James Joyce, 1974
36 “Oscar Epfs” sketch for Montségur (?), 1987-88
37 The title page of the first edition of Bromo Bombastes, 1933
38 George Curwen Wilkinson, illustration for Bromo Bombastes, 1933
39 “Nancy Norden”, cartoon for “Obituary Notice”, 1937
40 Lawrence Durrell, cover of “Asides of Demonax”, 1985
41 Lawrence Durrell, “Cunégonde”, c. 1985
42 Sappho Durrell, cartoon of Lawrence Durrell, 1972
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2 important new books to be launched at PLOUS bookshop on Monday 30 September at 19.30 and 20.30.

“This Spinning World” is a collection of stories by former DLC director JIM POTTS (19.30).

“The Golden Face” is a translation into Greek (with parallel text of the English original) of THEODORE STEPHANIDES’s poems by VERA KONIDARI, co-director of the DLC festivals “Islands of the Mind” (2019) and “Borders and Borderlands” (2020).

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New book on The Gardens of Corfu

GardensofCorfu

Greenest of the Greek islands, Corfu has long inspired artists, writers, and travellers with the beauty of its natural landscapes and intrigued them with its unusual cultural history. This first-ever book on Corfu’s gardens focuses entirely on private gardens, which range from romantic old estates and highly personal ‘grandmothers’ gardens’ to stunning contemporary works by international designers. A series of in-depth portraits shows how design ideals have evolved, influenced by global and mediterranean design trends but respecting the local spirit of place and drawing on local craft traditions in stone, terracotta, and wrought iron. The newer gardens are designed for sustainability, conserving water and drawing inspiration from the surrounding natural landscape. Tracing the roots of their inspiration, the book’s last chapter explores the island’s varied wild landscape and the procession of wildflowers through the seasons. The magnificent illustrations are by Marianne Majerus, who won the 2018 IGPOTY European Garden Photography award for one of the photographs in the book.

Text by Rachel Weaving, Photographs by Marianne Majerus, Foreword by Mary Keen

About the authors

Rachel Weaving is an author, garden maker, and adviser on garden design who divides her time between Washington, DC and Corfu. She has an RHS certificate in Horticulture and studied at the Oxford College of Garden Design. Reach her at rachelweaving@gmail.com

Marianne Majerus is one of Europe’s finest garden photographers. Winner of multiple awards, her most recent books include Gardens of the Italian Lakes, Great Gardens of London, and Garden Design: A Book of Ideas. https://www.mariannemajerusportfolio.com/index. Reach her at m.majerus@btinternet.com

Mary Keen, author of the Preface, is a garden designer, author, and lecturer. She is a frequent contributor to garden magazines and a columnist for the UK newspaper The Telegraph. The most recent of her five books is Paradise and Plenty: A Rothschild Family Garden.

Hardbound with dust jacket, 256 pages, 290 photographs, Published by Impress, 95/156 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1BZ. http://www.impress-publishing.com/

Price £49.95/€55

Copies can be ordered through AMAZON or BOOK DEPOSITORY

and in CORFU TOWN at PLOUS BOOKSTORE on

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