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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While Cryptonomicon fans might be interested in this in itself, it is not particularly important to the story exactly what his inventions are, though the snatches of speech he records are used lwrence an element of the novel’s text. I quite enjoyed it but did not think up to the standard of the Alexandria Quarteteven though Durrell himself considered it superior.

He is betrothed to the erratic Merlin heiress, Benedicta, and given access to a A scientist discovers that his famous invention leads to a dangerous outcome Felix Charlock’s scientific genius is unrivaled–and so is his very special invention.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There was a problem adding your email address. Ashley rated it it was ok Jun 29, Books by Lawrence Durrell.

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Durrell is inventive, witty, thoughtful, giving a chic ambiguous touch and some dazzling dramatic sketches to an obviously contrived, unfelt, and fluctuating tour de force. His rebellion and attempt to escape leads to the death of his son and his own incarceration in a mental asylum. To ask other readers questions about Tunclzwrence sign up.

So maybe I’ll revise my opinion of lawrencce book after I finish the next. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Jul 13, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. I mean there seem to be always a dozen perfectly appropriate explanations to every phenomenon.


Tunc (Revolt of Aphrodite, book 1) by Lawrence Durrell

That reading through tears is a bitter sweet experience. Matt Gibault rated it it was ok Nov 05, That, through the published words of another, you can come undone. Dogra rated it liked it Apr 21, Leave a Reply Cancel tuhc Your email address will not be published.

He marries Benedicta and takes the money and enjoys the luxurious lifestyle but has considerable doubts as to whether the marriage with the enigmatic and often absent Benedicta and the financial rewards are justified. This fact is one which either you know or which you find out when you read the second, an action which generally makes Tunc rather clearer.


Extremely enjoyable from beginning to end. Maryann Zulueta rated it it was ok Sep 24, Christine Mcintyre rated it liked it Dec 03, Feb 10, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Faustian theme is more apparent in the other characters: This page was last edited on 17 May rurrell, at I should point out that this being Durrell, be prepared for a bit of a struggle — he doesn’t hand anything to you, and the whole thing reminds me at points of some of those ennui-soaked Italian movies from, say Antonioni et alwhere even the “suspense” sections are somehow still quite flo 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.

Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December All articles with vague or ambiguous time Vague or ambiguous time from December Not that I am a stickler for this idea, but as the main character was a privileged white male stewing in boredom and contempt of his fellow humans with some vague background education in the classics arena I began to crave some notion of ethics might slap him upside the head.


He is seduced by a mysterious and powerful company, called Merlin, to work for them. Several contemporary critics [ citation needed ] dismissed Durrell’s works at the time, but current [ when?

In the second half of the work, NunquamIolanthe is resurrected as a robot, which ultimately destroys itself along with the director of the Firm, Julian. Your email address will not be published. Then again, that could have been my own mind bringing too much to the table. Then the ending fell flat and didn’t connect with the beginning.

Lawrence Durrell: Tunc

The inscrutable Merlin is always one step ahead, and twists and turns ensue in this tale of sexual and moral intrigue that lawrende Felix’s future–and his sanity–on uncertain ground. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but hunc can opt-out if you wish. DES rated it liked it Aug 10, Preview — Tunc by Lawrence Durrell. He has a kaleidoscopic mind, an eye for the perverse and exotic in the human comedy.

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Anna Shpinyova rated it liked it Jul 24, The Avignon Quintetwhich is even more similar, was written later, as was The Magus. Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism.

Lina rated it liked it Mar 09, For here we are not staying in the relatively accessible territory of The Alexandria QuartetDurrell’s best known collection of novels.

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