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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Philip Watts rated it did not like it Jun 11, Alternate book cover 10 17 Aug 07, To ask other readers questions about Balthazarplease sign up. Want to Read saving…. No looking forward to volume 2. 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 kwarget the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century. Published by Folio Society first published Richelle rated it liked it Mar 05, I’m interested to see how this will all fit together.

Balthazar Alexandria Quartet 2 by Lawrence Durrell.

Justyna. Kwartet aleksandryjski: Lawrence Durrell: : Books

Tom Brown rated it liked it Jan 13, This book is not yet featured on Aleksanryjski. It didn’t feel to me as if Balthazar tore apart the story of Justine with his “Interlinear” as much as the story suggests — more just added depth and perspective to what aleksandtyjski a perhaps a naive, infatuated, self-serving view.


Not recommended for the general reader. Lemon-scented, mauve, pearly Alexandria with the white stalks of its minarets, “the town that breaks open at sunset like a rose”; beggars beside the Rolls Royces, the human flotsam of the Mediterranean, the tawdry revels of the Christian qleksandryjski appear so pleasingly haunting and decrepit.

It mentions events surrounding Justine without really treading on old ground. The occasional sexual candor was likely an attraction and asset once but is common today. Durrell corresponded with author Henry Miller for forty-five years, and Miller influenced much of his early work, including a provocative and controversial novel, The Black Book Would you like kwagtet tell us about a lower price? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Return to Book Page. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Pretzel rated it liked it Jan 15, I suspect many of the critics who laud Durrell uphill and down are distantly related to the denizens of the Emperor’s empire: A profoundly overrated book kwarteh 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.

Some story lines are only hinted at, and not fully resolved. Saw bits of humor aleksandryjksi time, too, amidst aleksanryjski ordinary, the squalor, the deaths, the perturbations of the erotic, the luxury of wealthy lives. If memory serves, and surely it doesn’t, Balthazar is a bit easier to read and “get,” in some fashion, than Justine.

This made Balthazar harder to read for one as relentlessly monolingual as myself. Refresh and try again. Perhaps in the final volume CLEA they will be.

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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. None of these are complaints, mind you – they are just palpable evidences of Durrell’s mis-delivery Kwarteh forfend to use the word “failure” at his purported goal. A lot better than Justine, however not as good as I expected it to be.


If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Balthazar Alexandria Quartet 2 by Lawrence Durrell. I think that very few people realize that sex is kwatet pyschic and not a physical act.

Luckily, I was just kwartst able to follow the murder-mystery plot of that section, so I didn’t get completely lost in the wild descriptions of caped, androgynous Egyptians. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Sherry rated it did not like it Aug 28, As his creative juices get aleksandryjdki, Durrell’s desire to tell stories overrides his stated goal of telling us the same essential story from different perspectives: The kwarte should be rather familiar with clas The author of “Balthazar”, Lawrence Durrell, was a perceptive and honest observer of human character and desires, and he provides a firsthand description of Alexandra in Egypt before World War II, having lived there around that time.

I found myself wondering at Durrell’s imagination as he created so many surprising similes and metaphors.