Tunc: A Novel [Lawrence Durrell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Durrell has a unique gift for the pearly sentence floating in a deep sea of philosophic melodrama. They will delight maliciously in “Tunc.” This is the first novel to be published by Lawrence Durrell since “The Alexandria Quartet” came to an end in , and it is.

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TUNC by Lawrence Durrell | Kirkus Reviews

Indee Originally published on my blog here in December Published June 21st first published The individual volumes, Tunc and Nunquamwere less successful than his earlier The Alexandria Quartetin part because they deviate significantly from his earlier style and because they approach more openly political and ideological problems. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I read this about five years ago, and gave it another shot – with a more grounded mind. Anna Shpinyova rated it liked it Jul 24, Then the ending fell flat and didn’t connect with the beginning.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ashley rated it it was ok Jun 29, One has to see them out of the corner of one’s eye.

Lawrence Durrell: Tunc

It is well worth making the effort to read the earlier sections, set in Athens and Istanbul; once the action moves to London, the more prosaic background is reflected in the less poetic writing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Having finished the Alexandria Quartet a year or so ago, Tunc is about what I would have expected — lots of expatriate languor and impressionistic storytelling.

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The titles of the two novels which together are known as The Revolt of Aphrodite are taken from a Latin quotation familiar in translation – “It was then, or never”. Dufrell see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Jun 04, David rated it liked it Shelves: Charlock becomes yunc with Merlin without knowing much about the company, and spends most of the second half of the novel trying to understand just what he has got himself into.

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He is confused by things like the executive always available by phone but completely elusive physically, or the company’s involvement with one of his former mistresses, now a film star, or the possible reappearance of a former employee who had been reported dead. The Faustian theme is more apparent in the other characters: Dogra rated it liked it Apr 21, With some truly memorable sequences. Lists with This Book.

Jul 13, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. The lqwrence takes the form lwrence lots of money and Benedicta, daughter of the founder of the company, with said founder now — maybe — dead.

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Be the first to discover new talent! His lover at the beginning of the novel, Iolanthe, is likewise captured by the Firm through its net of contracts and capitalist acquisitions, ultimately leading to her death.

That reading through tears is a bitter sweet experience. He is both contractually and maritally tied to the Firm.


Open Preview See a Problem? Judith ; written — His rebellion and attempt to escape leads to the death of his son and his own incarceration in a mental asylum.

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He is seduced by a mysterious and powerful company, called Merlin, to work for them. This page was last edited on 17 Mayat