Reflections on a Marine Venus
In Reflections of a Marine Venus, Lawrence Durrell has done for Rhodes what his book Prospero’s Cell did for Corfu, and the resulting book shines delightfully with his trademark wit, tenderness and poetic insight.
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In his hugely popular Prospero’s Cell, Lawrence Durrell brought Corfu to life, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the island. With Reflections on a Marine Venus, he turns to Rhodes: ranging over its past and present, touching with wit and insights on the history and myth which the landscape embodies, and presenting some real and some imagined. With the same wit, tenderness and poetic insight that characterized Prospero’s Cell, Reflections on a Marine Venus is an excellent introduction the Eastern Mediterranean.
‘How pleasant . . . to meet Mr Durrell, gloating over his enjoyment of a Greek island! . . . He excites a longing to leave for Rhodes at once.’ Raymond Mortimer
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