Read The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell Online


As every reader of Durrell knows, his writing is steeped in the living experience of the Mediterranean, and especially the islands of Greece This captivating and highly unusual text, originally conceived as a picture book and now reset in paperback format, weaves together evocative descriptions, history and myth with Durrell s personal reminiscences No traveller to Greece or admirer of the genius of Durrell should miss it....

Title : The Greek Islands
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ISBN : 0571214266
ISBN13 : 978-0571214266
Format Type : Audio Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Faber Auflage Main 8 April 2002
Number of Pages : 352 Seiten
File Size : 997 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Greek Islands Reviews

  • Luissa D
    2019-06-23 02:17

    Für Liebhaber von Lawrence Durrell ein absolutes muss...Durrell zeigt mit jedem Satz seine liebe zu den Inseln, den Bewohnern dieser Inseln und seine lässt uns auch an seinen persönlichen Erinnerungen teilhaben. Wundervolle Beschreibungen, zusammen mit der Geschichte, der Mythologie und der Natur dieser Inseln machen uns fast wehmütig auf die vergangenen Zeiten. Bei jedem Griechenlandbesuch suche ich nach den Spuren des Landes zu Durrell's zeiten.

  • Jpeat
    2019-07-14 23:59

    Good humour, an inside look at the way Greece used to be and in some cases still is, and someone who loves the country and people he is writting about. A good companion for a grecophile.

  • Alexandra Vartan
    2019-07-20 04:09

    Durrell can make any place desirable with his gift of language.

  • Monica M Jackson
    2019-07-19 00:57

    Descriptions about the Greek light 'To Phos'.The inclusion of the words by Hugo von Hofmannsthal where he describes the light as akin to the brightness in the eyes of the beloved when falling in love.

  • M. Changomatos
    2019-07-06 03:10

    beautifully written, it really gives you a "flare"of the green islands . . . . .. i'm running there as soon as I finish the book !

  • Camilla
    2019-06-30 00:54

    I did not get the book had no pictures. Nonsense to buy this version of the book even if it is cheap.