In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of writer Lawrence Durrell, the
Georgia Southern's Zach S. Henderson Library
invites you to
a free colloquium
at 7 pm on Monday, February 27, 2012,
in the College of Information Technology Auditorium, Room 1004.
Lisa A. Costello, Department of Writing and Linguistics
Winner of the Dorothy Smith Golden Award for Teaching Excellence
“The Stronger Sex”
James R. Nichols, Author of The Stronger Sex: The Fictional Women of Lawrence Durrell
“Losing Lawrence Lite: Placing Durrell's Women in Death-of-Empire Literature”
“Secrets and Lies — From Paris to Alexandria With Lawrence Durrell”
Best-known for his The Alexandria Quartet, Lawrence Durrell remains one of the most enigmatic writers of the twentieth century. A bohemian in Paris with Henry Miller and Anais Nin in the 1930's, Durrell worked with the British Foreign Service after World War II. He found himself in a range of locations from Alexandria to Argentina, including the bitter war on Cyprus in the 1950's. From these experiences, he wrote gritty and cryptic novels with intensely primal scenes, books that continue to surprise and challenge in the twenty-first century.
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