Caesar's Vast Ghost

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Arcade Publishing, 1994 - Travel - 200 pages
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Before Peter Mayle there was Lawrence Durrell, who for more than 30 years made Provence his home. In this, his last book, he distills the affection and understanding of half a lifetime, describing the rich culture and giving breath to the history that still invests the land. 39 color photos.
 

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Rating: 3.5* of five The Publisher Says: Before Peter Mayle there was Lawrence Durrell, who for more than 30 years made Provence his home. In this, his last book, he distills the affection and ... Read full review

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This is one of my two favorite books on Provence, the other being Ford Maddoxx Ford's book "Provence". Durell spent his last years in Provence and this book does a great job of capturing its history ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
After Valence
8
Baptisms
19
in Terre delection de la haute magie
36
Bullworship
46
Caesars Vast Ghost
59
Nurse and Mistress of the Crossroads
77
vn The Story of Marius
96
vin The Jealous God
112
Woman in Provence
151
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Lawrence Durrell was born on February 27, 1912 in Jullundur, India to British parents. During World War II, he served as a British press officer. His first novel, Pied Piper of Lovers, was published in 1935, but was considered a failure. Some of his other works include The Black Book, The Alexandria Quartet, The Avignon Quintet, and Caesar's Vast Ghost: A Portrait of Provence. Bitter Lemons won the Duff Cooper Prize in 1959. He died on November 7, 1990 at the age of 78.

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