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

James Gifford

Alphabetical by Author-Title | Chronological

Book Length Studies:

Alexandre-Garner, Corinne, Ed. Lawrence Durrell: Actes Du Colloque Pour L'Inauguration De La Bibliothèque Durrell. Confluences 15. Nanterre, France: Université Paris-X, 1998.

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

---. Le Quatuor D'Alexandrie, Fragmentation Et Écriture : Étude Sur Lámour, La Femme Et L'Écriture Dans Le Roman De Lawrence Durrell . Anglo-Saxon Language and Literature 136. New York: Peter Lang, 1985.

Alyn, Marc. The Big Supposer: An Interview With Marc Alyn. Trans. Francine Barker. New York: Grove Press Inc., 1974.
Notes: Translated from Le Grand Suppositoire : entretiens avec Marc Alyn. Paris: Pierre Belfond, 1972.

Beard, Pauline Winsome. A Riddling Thing: A Study of Time in Five Twentieth Century Novels. London: International Scholars Publications, 1996.

Begnal, Michael H., Ed. On Miracle Ground: Essays on the Fiction of Lawrence Durrell. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1990.
Notes: Includes an introduction and bibliography

Boccia, Michael. Form As Content and Rhetoric in the Modern Novel. American University Studies, Series IV, English Language and Literature 77. New York: Peter Lang, 1989.
Notes: Durrell is mentioned throughout the book, with reference to the other authors under consideration, and The Alexandria Quartet is discussed in an independent chapter.

Bolton, Jonathan. Personal Landscapes: British Poets in Egypt During the Second World War. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Notes: Also see Bolton's dissertation (1997) of the same title.

Borgmann, Elmar-Laurent. Das Schwierige Ganze: Postmoderne Züge in Lawrence Durrells The Alexandria Quartet (Arbeiten Zur Ästhetik, Didaktik, Literatur Und Sprachwissenschaft). New York: Peter Lang, 1994.

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

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.

Cartwright, Michael, ed. Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Newsletter. Vol. 5. Kelowna: 1981.
Notes: Proceedings of the First National Lawrence Durrell Conference. Special Issue #1 (not to be confused with Deus Loci 5.1)

Cocker, Mark. Loneliness and Time: The Story of British Travel Writing. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.
Notes: Title drawn from Durrell's "Bitter Lemons"

Cornu, Marie-Renée. La Dynamique Du Quatuor D'Alexandrie De Lawrence Durrell: Trois Études. Montréal, QU: Didier, 1979.

Creed, Walter G. The Muse of Science and "The Alexandria Quartet". Norwood, PA: Norwood Editions, 1977.

---. The Muse of Science and "The Alexandria Quartet". 1977. Folcroft: Folcroft Library Editions, 1978.
Notes: Previously published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, PA, 1977.

Fraser, G. S. Lawrence Durrell. Writers and Their Work 216. London: Longman, 1970.

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

---. Lawrence Durrell: A Study. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1968.

Friedman, Alan Warren, Ed. Critical Essays on Lawrence Durrell. Critical Essays on British Literature. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1987.

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

Ghinste, Josée van de. Lawrence Durrell Le Quatuor Alexandrin Et Le Mythe De La Creation. Paris: Librairie A.G. Nizet, 1983.

Gottesman, Ronald, Ed. Critical Essays on Henry Miller. Critical Essays on American Literature. New York: G.K. Hall & Co., 1992.
Notes: Durrell is mentioned repeatedly in a number of the essays and commentaries appearing in this volume. Excepts from Art and Outrage, his correspondence about Miller with Alfred Perles, are also included.

Hawkins, Tiger Tim. Eve: The Common Muse of Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell. San Francisco: Ahab Press, 1963.

Herbrechter, Stefan. Lawrence Durrell, Postmodernism and the Ethics of Alterity. Postmodern Studies 26. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999.

Hirst, Anthony, and Michael Silk, Eds. Alexandria: Real and Imagined. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2004.
Notes: Contains several references to Durrell in four chapters

Hogarth, Paul. The Mediterranean Shore: Travels in Lawrence Durrell Country. London: Pavilion Books Ltd., 1988.

Hoops, Wiklef. Die Antinomie Von Theorie Und Praxis in Lawrence Durrells Alexandria Quartet: Eine Strukturuntersuchung. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1976.

Ingersoll, Earl G. Lawrence Durrell: Conversations. ed. and introd. Earl G. Ingersoll. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1998.

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

Kaczvinsky, Donald P. Lawrence Durrell's Major Novels, or The Kingdom of the Imagination. London: Associated University Presses, 1997.

Keeley, Edmund. Inventing Paradise: The Greek Journey, 1937-47. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999.
Notes: An article by Keeley, "Miller, Durrell and Their Greek Friends, 1939-1947," covers much of the same material appeared in Deus Loci NS 6 (1998): 133-157.

Kersnowski, Frank L. Into the Labyrinth: Essays on the Art of Lawrence Durrell. Challenging the Literary Canon. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1989.

Kums, Guido. Fiction, or the Language of Our Discontent: A Study of the Built-in Novelists in Novels by Angus Wilson, Lawrence Durrell and Doris Lessing. European University Studies, Series 14, Anglo-Saxon Language and Literature 140. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1985.
Notes: Durrell is discussed in an independent section of the complete work, as well as throughout the work. See pp 49-125

Lampert, Gunther. Symbolik Und Leitmotivik in Lawrence Durrells Alexandria Quartet. Bamberg: Rodenbusch, 1974.

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

MacNiven, Ian S. Lawrence Durrell: A Biography. London: Faber & Faber, 1998.

Mallinson, Jeremy J. C. "Durrelliana": An Illustrated Checklist of Inscribed Books of LAWRENCE DURRELL and GERALD DURRELL and Associated Publications, Letters and Notes in the Library of Jeremy J.C. Mallinson. Jersey, Channel Islands: Bigwoods Premier Printers Ltd., 1999.

Markert, Lawrence W., and Carol Peirce, eds. Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly. Vol. 7. Kelowna: 1984.
Notes: On Miracle Ground II: Second International Lawrence Durrell Conference Proceedings

Moore, Harry T., Ed. The World of Lawrence Durrell. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1962.

Nichols, Betsy, Frank Kersnowski, and James Nichols, Eds. Selected Essays on the Humor of Lawrence Durrell. English Studies Monograph Series 60. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, 1993.

Pelletier, Jacques. Le Quatour D'Alexandrie De Lawrence Durrell [Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet]. Paris: Hachette, 1975.

Pinchin, Jane Lagoudis. Alexandria Still: Forster, Durrell and Cavafy. Princeton Essays in Literature. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977.

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

---. Lawrence Durrell: The Mindscape. New York: St Martin's, 1994.

Potter, Robert A., and Brooke Whiting. Lawrence Durrell: A Checklist. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles Library, 1961.
Notes: In addition to the checklist, this work marks publications that the UCLA Library holds in its Durrell collection.

Press, John. The Chequer'd Shade: Reflections on Obscurity in Poetry. London: Oxford University Press, 1968.
Notes: Frequent references are made to Durrell's works, Key to Modern Poetry and Tree of Idleness in particular.

Raper, Julius Rowan, Melody L. Enscore, and Paige Matthey Bynum, Eds. Lawrence Durrell: Comprehending the Whole. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1995.

Robinson, Jeremy. Lawrence Durrell: Between Love and Death, Between East and West. Kidderminster, Worcester, England: Crescent Moon, 1995.

Robinson, Jeremy. Love, Culture & Poetry: A Study of Lawrence Durrell. Kidderminster, Worcester, England: Crescent Moon, 1990.
Notes: An extended version of an essay originally appearing in Into the Labyrinth: Essays on the Art of Lawrence Durrell. Rather rough bookmaking.

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.

Rook, Robin. At the Foot of the Acropolis: A Study of Lawrence Durrell's Novels. Birmingham, England: The Delos Press, 1995.

---. Lawrence Durrell's Double Concerto. Birmingham, England: Delos Press, 1990.

Rubrecht, Werner Hermann. Durrells Alexandria Quartet. Struktur Als Bezugssystem, Sichtung Und Analyse. Berne: Franck, 1972.

Ruprecht, Walter Hermann. Durrells Alexandria Quartet: Struktur Als Belzugssystem. Sichtung Und Analyse. Swiss Studies in English 72. Berne: Francke Verlag, 1972.

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.

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

Thomas, Alan G., and James Brigham. Lawrence Durrell: An Illustrated Checklist. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983.
Notes: Contains bibliographic information on books, prefaces, chapters, articles and other media materials by Lawrence Durrell. Also contains a bibliography of reviews and criticism.

Tolley, A. T. The Poetry of the Forties in Britain. Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1985.
Notes: Durrell is discussed throughout the volume, but has short sections dedicated to his poetry of the 1940's and his verse drama Sappho.

Unterecker, John. Lawrence Durrell. Columbia Essays on Modern Writers 6. New York: Columbia University Press, 1964.

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

Whitton-Paipeti, Hilary. In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu (1935-39). Corfu: Pedestrian Publications, 1998.

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