DURRELL, Lawrence (George)
(1912-1990)
   UK poet and novelist best known for the Alexandria Quartet (1957-60). His sf novel sequence, Tunc (1968) and Nunquam (1970), assembled as The Revolt of Aphrodite (omni 1974), subjects sf material to intensely literary scrutiny. In the first volume, Merlin, a burgeoning multinational corporation, co-opts the protagonist, Felix Charlock, into constructing a super- COMPUTER, which can predict the future and which drives him to madness; in the second volume, Felix is cured in order to create an ANDROID lady - echoing an LD obsession - perfectly duplicating a destroyed lover of the boss of Merlin; but the android is also destroyed in a NEAR FUTURE world choked with evil and images of corruption.
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   See also: MYTHOLOGY.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Durrell,Lawrence George — Dur·rell (dûrʹəl), Lawrence George. 1912 1990. British writer of Irish descent whose best known work is The Alexandria Quartet (1957 1960), a series of novels treating the same characters from different perspectives. * * * …   Universalium

  • Durrell, Lawrence George — (1912 1990)    Anglo Irish novelist, playwright and poet, born in Darjeeling, India, the son of a British civil engineer (his brother Gerald, 1925 1995, was the zoologist and owner of a zoo on Jersey, Channel Islands.) Educated in India and… …   British and Irish poets

  • Durrell, Lawrence (George) — born Feb. 27, 1912, Jullundur, India died Nov. 7, 1990, Sommières, France British writer. He spent most of his life in Mediterranean countries, often in diplomatic posts. He is best known for the tetralogy The Alexandria Quartet, composed of the… …   Universalium

  • Durrell, Lawrence (George) — (27 feb. 1912, Jullundur, India–7 nov. 1990, Sommières, Francia). Escritor británico. Pasó la mayor parte de su vida en países mediterráneos, a menudo en cargos diplomáticos. Su obra más conocida es la tetralogía El cuarteto de Alejandría,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lawrence George Durrell — (* 27. Februar 1912 in Darjiling, Indien; † 7. November 1990 in Sommières, Département Gard, Frankreich) war ein anglo indischer Schriftsteller. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werke 2.1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Durrell, Lawrence — ▪ British author in full  Lawrence George Durrell   born Feb. 27, 1912, Jullundur, India died Nov. 7, 1990, Sommières, France  English novelist, poet, and writer of topographical books, verse plays, and farcical short stories who is best known as …   Universalium

  • Lawrence George Durrell — noun English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912 1990) • Syn: ↑Durrell, ↑Lawrence Durrell • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lawrence Durrell — (Gedenktafel in Korfu (Stadt) Durr …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lawrence — Lawrence, David Herbert Lawrence, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Thomas Edward ► C. del NE de E.U.A., en el estado de Massachusetts; 66 915 h (área metropolitana Lawrence Haverhill, 200 280 h). * * * (as used in expressions) Lawrence Cecil Adler Alma… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • George — George, David Lloyd George, Henry George, Pierre George, Stefan * * * (as used in expressions) Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon, 4 conde de George William Russell Akerlof, George A. Alexander, Harold (Rupert Leofric George) Alexander, 1 conde… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Durrell — (Lawrence George) (1912 1990) auteur anglais du Quatuor d Alexandrie (Justine, 1957; Balthazar, 1958; Mountolive, 1958; Clea, 1960) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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