Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Alexandria Quartet 50th Anniversary celebrations

Egypt Daily Star News

Generations of writers have been inspired by the multi-cultural, outward-looking city of Alexandria. In recent history, the most famous literary work about Alexandria by a non-Egyptian author is Lawrence Durrell’s “Justine,” the first volume of his classic “Alexandria Quartet.”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of this book, the British Council and the Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center are co-hosting a program of events about Durrell, the man, and Alexandria’s continuing influence on writers today. The event is sponsored by the British Egyptian Society.

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