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Gifford, James. "Critical Materials on Lawrence Durrell: A Bibliographic Checklist" Online. July 18 2004. http://www.lawrencedurrell.org/bibliog/bibother-c.htm. .

James Gifford
gifford@ualberta.ca



Alphabetical by Author-Title | Chronological



Critical Sources on Other Fiction by Lawrence Durrell:

Durrell, Lawrence. Frying the Flag. Oxfordshire, England: Alembic Press.

"Fiction: Pied Piper of Lovers." Times Literary Supplement (1935): 725.
Notes: A review of Pied Piper of Lovers.

---. Pied Piper of Lovers. London: Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1935.
Notes: Selected portions are reprinted in Durrell's Spirit of Place. Ed. Alan G. Thomas. London: Faber & Faber, 1969.

---. "The Cherries." Masterpiece of Thrills. London: Daily Express, 1936. 239-43.
Notes: "The Cherries" is republished in Haining, Peter, Ed. The Lucifer Society. New York: W.H. Allen; 1972; pp. 51-54.

Mair, John. "Review: Pied Piper of Lovers." Janus 1.1 (1936): 29.

"Grecian Isle." Times Literary Supplement .24 April (1937): 307.
Notes: A review of Panic Spring.

Durrell, Lawrence. Panic Spring. New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937.
Notes: Published pseudonymously as "Charles Norden." Selected portions are reprinted in Durrell's Spirit of Place. Ed. Alan G. Thomas. London: Faber & Faber, 1969.

Norden, Charles. "Obituary Notice." Night and Day 1.11 (1937): 8-12.
Notes: Pseudonymously written by Durrell under Charles Norden. Nancy 'Norden' is listed as the illustrator as well. 9 September.

Pritchett, V. S. "New Novels." New Statesman and Nation 13 (1937): 741.
Notes: Review of Panic Spring.

"Shorter Notices." Nation 146.1 January (1938): 753.
Notes: Review of Panic Spring.

Durrell, Lawrence. "Asylum in the Snow." Seven 3 (1938): 43-54.

---. "Zero." Seven 6 (1939): 8-18.
Notes: Early version, without dedication to Miller/Nin or the 'letters from Nietzsche.'

---. "The Telephone." Greek Horizons: A Quarterly Review (Athens) 1.Summer (1946): 45-56.
Notes: Later apperas in a modified form as a chapter from Reflections on a Marine Venus, "The Little Summer of Saint Demetrius."

"Hardly Protocol." Times Literary Supplement .6 December (1957): 745.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Esprit de Corps.

"Strange People in Foreign Lands." Times Literary Supplement .31 May (1957): xviii.
Notes: Review of White Eagles over Serbia.

---. Esprit De Corps: Sketches From Diplomatic Life. Illus. V. H. Drummond. London: Faber & Faber, 1957.

---. "Letter in the Sofa." Evening Standard 22 November (1957).

Stonier, G. W. "Funnies." New Statesman 54.7 December (1957): 789.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Esprit de Corps.

"Antrobus Again." Times Literary Supplement .14 November (1958): 651.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Stiff Upper Lip.

Durrell, Lawrence. Stiff Upper Lip: Nicholas Bentley Drew the Pictures. Illus. Nicholas Bentley. London: Faber & Faber, 1958.
Notes: Reprinted as Stiff Upper Lip; Life Among the Diplomats. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1959. The Dutton edition adds the story "A Smircher Smirched."

Mayne, Richard. "Red Nose and Baggy Pants." New Statesman 56.29 November (1958): 770.
Notes: Reviews Durrell's Stiff Upper Lip.

Woods, George A. "Solo Missions." New York Times Book Review .20 July (1958): 24.
Notes: Reviews Durrell's White Eagles Over Serbia.

"Briefly Noted: Fiction." New Yorker 34.24 January (1959): 125.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Esprit de Corps.

"Slivovitz." Time 73.9 February (1959): 94.
Notes: Review of Esprit de Corps.

Baldridge, Letitia. "Pitfalls and Pratfalls." Saturday Review 42.31 January (1959): 21.
Notes: Reviews Durrell's Esprit de Corps.

Durrell, Lawrence. Stiff Upper Lip: Life Among the Diplomats. Illus. Nicholas Bentley. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1959.
Notes: Contains "A Smircher Smirched," which does not appear in the Faber edition, but does not contain "La Valise" and "Cry Wolf."

Flint, R. W. "A Major Novelist." Commentary 27.April (1959): 353-56.

Furnas, J. C. "With Regret for Protocol." New York Times Book Review .13 September (1959): 14.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Stiff Upper Lip.

Rolo, Charles. "Reader's Choice." Atlantic 204.September (1959): 95.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Stiff Upper Lip.

Sykes, Gerald. "The Antics Annals of Antrobus." New York Times Book Review .25 January (1959): 34.

Durrell, Lawrence. "La Valise." Essays of Our Time. Eds. Leo Hamalian and Edmond L. Volpe. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Ltd., 1960. 5-10.
Notes: An Antrobus story from Stiff Upper Lip (in the Faber edition only).

Rexroth, Kenneth. "What Is Wrong With Durrell?" Nation 190.4 June (1960): 493-94.

"Lady into Pope." Times Literary Supplement .3 February (1961): 76.

Friar, Kimon. "Legend of an Imposter." Saturday Review 44.18 March (1961): 19.
Notes: Review's Durrell's translation of Pope Joan.

Walsh, William. "New Identities." New Statesman 62.20 October (1961): 570.
Notes: Review of The Dark Labyrinth.

"Maze With a Moral." Time 79.23 February (1962): 108.

Arthos, John. "Lawrence Durrell's Gnosticism." The Personalist 43.3 (1962): 360-73.

Barrett, William. "Long Journey Inward." Atlantic 209.April (1962): 154-55.

Hauge, Ingvar. "Lawrence Durrell Fram Til Aleksandriak-Vartetten." Samtiden 71 (1962): 220-26.

Powell, Lawrence Clark. "A Way of Saying Urgent Things." New York Times Book Review .18 February (1962): 5, 20.

Reavey, George. "Eight Characters in Search of an Exit." Saturday Review 45.10 March (1962): 24.

Powell, Lawrence Clark. "The Road to Salzburg." The Little Package: Pages on Literature and Landscape From a Traveling Bookman's Life. Lawrence Clark Powell. Cleveland: World, 1964. 180-83.

Weigel, John A. Lawrence Durrell. New York: Twayne, 1965.
Notes: Later revised (substantially) & reprinted as Lawrence Durrell Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1989.

Durrell, Lawrence. Sauve Qui Peut: Nicolas Bentley Drew the Pictures. Illus. Nicholas Bentley. London: Faber & Faber, 1966.

"No Custard in the Prunes." Christian Science Monitor .9 February (1967): 11.

Allison, John M. "Embassy Antics." Saturday Review 50.25 March (1967): 33.

Sertoli, Giuseppe. Lawrence Durrell. Civilta Letteraria Del Novecento: Sezione Inglese - Americana 6. Milano: University of Mersia, 1967.

Goulianos, Joan Susan. "Lawrence Durrell's Greek Landscape." Diss. Columbia University, 1968.
Notes: DAI 31:4770-71A

Weigel, John A. "Lawrence Durrell's First Novel." Twentieth Century Literature 14.2 (1968): 75-83.

"Purple Guide." Times Literary Supplement .22 May (1969): 561.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Spirit of Place.

Durrell, Lawrence. Spirit of Place: Letters and Essays on Travel. Ed. Alan G. Thomas. London: Faber & Faber, 1969.

Fermor, Patrick Leigh. "At Home in Alexandria, Athens, Brindisi, Avignon, Grenoble, Mycenae, Provence." New York Times Book Review .8 June (1969): 1, 53-55.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Spirit of Place.

Goulianos, Joan. "Landscape of the Heart." Nation 209.14 July (1969): 56-57.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Spirit of Place.

Isernhagen, Hartwig. Sensation, Vision and Imagination: The Problem of Unity in Lawrence Durrell’s Novels. Bamberg: Bamberger Fotodruck, 1969.

Loercher, Diana. "Tuned to Place." Christian Science Monitor .17 July (1969): 11.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Spirit of Place.

Unterecker, John. "Art As Intersecting Fields of Energy." Saturday Review 52.14 June (1969): 27, 29, 38.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Spirit of Place.

Wickes, George. "Durrell's Landscape." New Republic 160.21 June (1969): 23-24.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Spirit of Place.

Friedman, Alan Warren. Lawrence Durrell and "The Alexandria Quartet": Art for Love's Sake. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.

Nittis, Dion Whitney. "The Heraldic Universe of Lawrence Durrell." Diss. University of California, Los Angeles, 1971.
Notes: Contains the transcript of a letter from Durrell to Nittis.

Temple, Frederic Jacques. "Preface." Down the Styx. Lawrence Durrell. Santa Barbara: Capricorn Press, 1971.

Durrell, Lawrence. "The Cherries." The Lucifer Society. Ed. Peter Haining. New York: W.H. Allen, 1972. 51-54.
Notes: This work is a short story from the 1940's and can be compared to the contemporary "Zero" and "Asylum in the Snow" in its defamiliarization and theme of mental instability. Likely a comment on Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." An original source publication is not given in the book, although the introduction to the anthology loosely alludes to all the works as previously published. This likely refers to the publication of the piece in Masterpiece of Thrills. London: A Daily Express Publication. 1936. 239-243.

Brigham, James A. "The Critic and the Nymph: Thematic Development in the Novels of Lawrence Durrell, 1935-1960." Diss. University of Alberta, 1973.

Fraser, G. S. Lawrence Durrell: A Critical Study. 1968. London: Faber & Faber, 1973.
Notes: Revised edition.

Henig, Suzanne. "Marc Alyn, The Great Supposer." Virginia Woolf Quarterly 1.4 (1973): 92.
Notes: Review of Alyn's interview with Durrell, The Big Supposer.

Isernhagen, Hartwig. "Die Hähne Attikas: Lawrence Durrell Und Wolfgang Hildesheimer." Arcadia 8.1 (1973): 45-54.

Pownall, David E. "Lawrence Durrell." Articles on Twentieth Century Literature: An Annotated Bibliography 1954 to 1970. Ed. David E. Pownall. New York: Kraus-Thomason Organization Ltd., 1973. 728-42.
Notes: Contains bibliographical entries drawn from the journal Twentieth Century Literature.

Durrell, Lawrence. The Best of Antrobus. London: Faber & Faber, 1974.

Sajavaara, Kari. Imagery in Lawrence Durrell's Prose. Mémoires De La Société Néophilologique De Helsinki 35. Helsinki: Société Néophilologique, 1975.
Notes: Sajavaara offers a detailed study of imagery in Durrell's works, as well as how imagery and theme interact.

Durrell, Lawrence. The Dark Labyrinth. 1947. New York: Penguin Books, 1979.
Notes: Originally published under the title Cefalu.

Goldberg, Fredrick. "The Dark Labyrinth: Journeys Beneath the Landscape." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Newsletter 2.3 (1979): 13-22.

Sweetman, David. "Princely Pyknic." New Statesman 100.31 October (1980): 28.
Notes: Reviews of Durrell's Smile in the Mind's Eye and Collected Poems 1931-1974.

Warnock, Mary. "Chang's Visit." The Listener 25 September (1980): 411-13.

Brasch, James D., and Joseph Sigman. Hemingway's Library: A Composite Record. New York: Garland, 1981.
Notes: Durrell's books, Bitter Lemons, The Black Book, Esprite de Corps, Justine, and Stiff Upper Lip are items 1933-1937 (p. 110).

Jenkins, Alan. "Anti-Home Thoughts From Abroad." Times Literary Supplement 4104.27 November (1981): 1397-98.
Notes: Review of Literary Lifelines, A Smile in the Mind's Eye and Collected Poems 1931-1974.

"Lawrence Durrell." Contemporary Literary Criticism 27 (1984): 94-102.
Notes: Collects extracts from criticism on Durrell's works.

Brigham, James A. "Initiatory Experience in The Dark Labyrinth." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly 7.5 (1984): 19-29.

Morrison, Ray. "The Influence of Otto Rank on Lawrence Durrell's The Dark Labyrinth, Sappho and The Alexandria Quartet." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly 7.5 (1984): 135-44.
Notes: On Miracle Ground II: Second International Lawrence Durrell Conference Proceedings

"Antrobus Complete." Publisher's Weekly 228.15 (1985): 58.

Durrell, Lawrence. Antrobus Complete. Illus. Mark Boxer. London: Faber & Faber, 1985.

Rao, A. Ramakrishna. "The Image of Labyrinth in Borges, Durrell and Joshi." Glimpses of Indo-English Fiction. Ed. O. P. Saxena. Vol. 3. 1985. 17-28.

Turner, E. S. "From the Embassy." Times Literary Supplement 4316.20 December (1985): 1453.

Brigham, James A. "Initiatory Experience in The Dark Labyrinth." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly 7.5 (1986): 19-29.
Notes: On Miracle Ground II: Second International Lawrence Durrell Conference Proceedings

Senn, Wener. "The Labyrinth Image in Verbal Art: Sign, Symbol, Icon?" Word & Image 2.3 (1986): 219.
Notes: Durrell's The Dark Labyrinth is discussed on page 226.

Bochner, Jay. "City Life and the Literary Function of the Psychoanalyst." Literature and Psychology 33.2 (1987): 41-69.

Nin, Anais. "Into the Heraldic Universe, Anais Nin's Letters to Lawrence Durrell, 1937-1939." Anais: An International Journal 5 (1987): 73-98.

Fertile, Candace. "Love and Narrative in the Novels of Lawrence Durrell." Diss. University of Alberta.
Notes: Ann Arbor: UMI, 1989. 0564256. (DAI 49: 3032A)

Kaczvinsky, Donald P. "Durrell's The Dark Labyrinth." The Explicator 46.3 (1988): 42-44.

Pine, Richard. The Dandy and the Herald: Manners, Mind and Morals From Brummell to Durrell. New York: St. Martin's, 1988.

Rohan, Jean-Pierre de. "Lawrence Durrell." Book and Magazine Collector .47 (1988): 22-29.
Notes: Contains a review of Durrell's publishing career, with a particular emphasis on British editions. Contains a bibliography of book publications in the UK of Durrell's materials, as well as a pricing guide for these works.

Yarrow, Ralph. "Perception and Rites of Passage in Lawrence Durrell's The Dark Labyrinth and Thomas Burnett Swann's The Day of the Minotaur." Spectrum of the Fantastic: Selected Essays From the Sixth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Ed Donald Palumbo. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1988. 165-73.

Brigham, James A. "The Uncommon Ground." Into the Labyrinth: Essays on the Art of Lawrence Durrell. Ed. Frank L. Kersnowski. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1989. 23-29.

Dickson, Gregory. "The Narrator in The Dark Labyrinth." Into the Labyrinth: Essays on the Art of Lawrence Durrell. Ed. Frank L. Kersnowski. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1989. 63-72.

Durrell, Lawrence. "Frying the Flag." Oxford Book of Humorous Prose. Ed. Frank Muir. London: Oxford University Press, 1990. 926-29.
Notes: Contains a brief introduction by Muir. Extract from Esprit de Corps.

---. "Jots and Tittles." Oxford Book of Humorous Prose. Ed. Frank Muir. London: Oxford University Press, 1990. 923-26.
Notes: Contains a brief introduction by Muir. Extract from Esprit de Corps.

Durrell, Lawrence. "Something a La Carte?" A Literary Feast: An Anthology. Ed. Lilly Golden. New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993. 98-101.
Notes: Reprint of the Antrobus story of the same title.

Nichols, James R. "Tristesse Tristram Lawrence Durrell: 18th Century Rationalist." Selected Essays on the Humor of Lawrence Durrell. Eds. Betsy Nichols, Frank Kersnowski, and James Nichols. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, 1993. 41-49.

Zamir, Shamoon. "The Artist As Prophet, Priest, and Gunslinger: Ishmael Reed's Cowboy in the Boat of Ra." Callaloo 17.4 (1994): 1205-35.
Notes: Durrell's Pope Joan is mentioned on page 1209, footnote 26.

Brigham, James A. "The Other Side of the Coin: Durrell's Antrobus Stories." Lawrence Durrell: Comprehending the Whole. Eds Julius Rowan Raper, Melody L. Enscore, and Paige Matthey Bynum. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1995. 101-03.

Alexandre-Garner, Corinne. "Durrell: La Clôture Impossible?" Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines 10 (1996): 83-98.

Carruthers, Virginia Kirby-Smith, Ed. On Miracle Ground VII Abstracts. Baltimore: University of Baltimore, 1996.
Notes: Collects the abstracts of On Miracle Ground VII, International Lawrence Durrell Conference, July 1-4, 1992, Avignon, France.

Goldsworthy, V. "Representations of the Balkans in English Literature, Their Romantic Origins and Their Development Between 1894 and 1965." Diss., 1996.

Alexandre-Garner, Corinne. "Black Snow in Winter: Anais in Paris-The Lawrence Durrell Connection." Anais Nin: Literary Perspectives. Ed Suzanne Nalbantian. New York: St. Martin's, 1997. 236-53.
Notes: Discusses Durrell's Black Book, "Zero" and "Asylum in the Snow," among other texts.

Bowker, Gordon. Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Durrell, Lawrence. "London at Night (Walsh in Bloomsbury)." Extravagant Strangers: A Literature of Belonging. Ed. Caryl Phillips. London: Faber & Faber, 1997. 88-91.

Phillips, Caryl. "Lawrence Durrell." Extravagant Strangers: A Literature of Belonging. Ed. Caryl Phillips. London: Faber & Faber, 1997. 87-88.
Notes: Introduction to "London at Night" in the same volume.

Alexandre-Garner, Corinne. "En Guise De Conclusion... De La Naissance De L'Écriture â La Bibliotheque Disparue." Lawrence Durrell: Actes Du Colloque Pour L'Inauguration De La Bibliothèque Durrell. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris-X, 1998. 277-86.

Brigham, James A., and J. A. Douglas Brigham. "City Full of Dreams: Durrell's Alexandria and the Ghost of Baudelaire." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal NS 6 (1998): 93-103.

LaCarrière, Jacques. "Lettre à Lawrence Durrell." Lawrence Durrell: Actes Du Colloque Pour L'Inauguration De La Bibliothèque Durrell. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris-X, 1998. 33-36.

Pine, Richard. "The 'Aquarians'." Lawrence Durrell: Actes Du Colloque Pour L'Inauguration De La Bibliothèque Durrell. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris-X, 1998. 61-69.

Quinn, Patrick. "Down into the Labyrinth and Beyond the Ego." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal NS 6 (1998): 78-92.

Ruprecht, Louis A. Jr. "God Gardened in the East, Avram Wandered West." The South Atlantic Quarterly 98.4 (1999): 689-710.

Gifford, James. "Foucault's Dialectic of 'Madness' in Durrell's Zero and Asylum In The Snow: The Liberations of Helplessness And The Restrictions of Freedom." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal NS 7 (1999-2000): 70-92.

Antolini-Dumas, Tatiana. "Archéologie Et Psychanalyse: L'Exploration Du Passé Dans Cefalû De Lawrence Durrell." La Memoire En Ruines: Le Modele Archeologique Dans L'-Imaginaire Moderne Et Contemporain. Eds. Valerie Angelique Deshoulieres and Pascal Vacher. Clermont-Ferrand, France: PU Blaise Pascal; Centre de Recherches sur les Litteratures Modernes et Contemporaines, Universite Blaise Pascal, 2000. 129-38.

Gifford, James. "Epistemological Skepticism In The Novels Of Lawrence Durrell: A Study In The Development Of Postmodern Fiction And Its Subsequent Effects On Analytic Methodologies." Thes. California State University Dominguez Hills, 2000.

---. "Forgetting A Homeless Colonial: Gender, Religion and Transnational Childhood in Lawrence Durrell’s Pied Piper Of Lovers." Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies 6.1-2 (2001): n.pag.
Notes: Online publication. See: <http://social.chass.ncsu.edu/jouvert>.

Alexandre-Garner, Corinne. "Exiled From Exile." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal ns 8 (2001-2002): 44-57.
Notes: Translated from the French by Jane Eblen Keller.

Gifford, James. "Extravagant Strangers and Durrell in Anthologies." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal ns 8 (2001-2002): 231-33.

Alexandre-Garner, Corinne, Ed. Lawrence Durrell Revisited : Lawrence Durrell Revisité. Confluences 21. Nanterre, France: Université Paris X, 2002.

Keller, Isabelle. "A Portrait of Durrellian Cities: The Anamorphic Blurring of Cityscapes." Lawrence Durrell Revisited : Lawrence Durrell Revisité. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris X, 2002. 133-54.
Notes: Mistakenly listed as beginning on page 135 in the table of contents.

Raper, Julius Rowan. "Constructing the Feminine: Elemental Figures in Durrell's Pied Piper of Lovers." Lawrence Durrell Revisited : Lawrence Durrell Revisité. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris X, 2002. 53-61.
Notes: Derived from Raper's paper for On Miracle Ground XI, Corfu, July 2000.

Roessel, David. In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in English & American Literature From 1770 to 1967. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Notes: Durrell is discussed most extensively in the Introduction and Conclusion.

Alexandre-Garner, Corinne. "COMING TO MEDUSA: From Desire to Fear, and From Love to Disgust. Glosses on Durrell's Discourse on Modern Love." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 191-202.

Lillios, Anna, Ed. Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. London: Associated University Presses, 2004.


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