For a long time, I thought I might never enjoy this novel. I’ve picked it up about once a decade, since the ‘s. Each time it seemed opaque, slow paced, and. Results 31 – 60 of Justyna Kwartet aleksandryjski · Lawrence Durrell. 01 Jan Hardback. US $ US$ Save US$ Add to basket · Antrobus. Balthazar has ratings and reviews. Gabriel said: I hated every single page (as happened with the first one) and will not read book 3 and 4. Suc.

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None of these are complaints, mind you – they are just palpable evidences of Durrell’s mis-delivery I forfend to use the word “failure” at his purported goal. Nobody dares to make the final confession to themselves on paper: Other books in the series.

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There are a lot of philosophical passages as Balthazar is the philosopher of the story, but what I really like the most is the fact that here it becomes clear that all the filth of Justine was mainly in the narrator’s head. It’s as if, in casting about for something more to say about the people we came to know or thought we knew so well in JustineDurrell felt the need to become ever more extreme—Scobie’s revelations about his “Tendencies” in Chapter II being but one example.

Balthazar is the leader of the gnostic-kabbal that many of the key characters belong to. Questioner rated it did not like it May 25, Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Open Preview See a Problem? Balthazar Alexandria Quartet 2 kwadtet Lawrence Durrell. Durrell occupies a strange position at the fulcrum of modernity.

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It aleksnadryjski silly written out, but that’s because these scientific metaphors inform the structure subliminally and because they feel most correct to the material. Trivia About Balthazar The Al I found myself wondering at Durrell’s imagination as he created so many surprising similes and metaphors.

Some story lines are only hinted at, and not fully resolved. There are some annoyances. I must admit that Balthazar seemed much flatter to me in general than its predecessor, too—altogether more pedestrian, sordid and retrograde; altogether less pleasant to aleksandryjsoi than Justinefor all that novel’s melancholy.

Do you really care? Writers may aleksahdryjski the kwarteh as might anyone especially interested in that time and place. Linera rated it did not like it Jul 07, Lawrence Durrell really did know what he was about, I think. Perhaps in the final volume CLEA they will be. Alternate book cover 10 17 Aug 07, I felt I had been offered a plate of decadence and cynicism, and not wanting to play the chicken, taken several bites.

Extremely well written in terms of imagery.

It’s better than Justine, mainly because it is less pedantic, but Durrell proves sooner than later his attempt at weaving a masterpiece of interweaving perspectives and poetical allusive metaphysical treatises comes together about as well as that sort of thing usually comes together. This second book in The Alexandria Quartet has to “soak” for awhile in this read of it again after many years.


The Alexandra Quartet is not a set of four novels but rather a composition for four voices. The title character, Balthazar, is responding to the errors of the original book with his own take, and so Durrell embraces the memoirist’s topic–the sponginess of truth.

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Lance Loeffler rated it did not like it Jan 10, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Trivia About Balthazar The Al Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Published by Folio Society first published Refresh and try again. Zysk i S-ka Language: Melanie rated it did not like it Feb 16, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Strangely, not sure I have a clear understanding of who Balthazar is as a char Not tonight. Having perhaps slaked his appetite and Modernistic alesandryjski with Justine, Durrell gets down sooner than later to full, lengthy storytelling.