One of the most persistent figures in the life of Henry Miller was Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990). As a young man, Durrell's reading of Tropic Of Cancer unlocked the possibilities within his own inate writing skills. Durrell sought Miller out, became a member of the Villa Seurat circle, then went on to become an esteemed author in his own right. Through the decades, in person and in letter, he and Miller remained confidants.
This posting is meant to be an internet resource for anyone wanting to know more about Lawrence Durrell, who has and will continue to make more detailed appearances in this blog.
DURREL IN THE MILLER TIMELINE
1937 – “Momentus meeting with Lawrence Durrell.”
1939 (Aug) – Stay with Durrell in Corfu.
1959 – Art And Ourtrage incl Durrell.
1962 (Jul) – Meet Durrell at Edinburgh Writers’ conference/ Made tape with Durrell for BBC.
1962- Left with Durrell for Paris where we made readings for recordings from our books (for La Voix de l'Auteur).
1963 - Capricorn issued in paperback by Grove Press and A Private Correspondence, with Lawrence Durrell, (Dutton) and Black Spring (Grove Press).
1968 (Mar) – Durrell visits HM in Pacific Pallisades.
DURRELL - BIO & COLLECTIONS
The photo above is credited to Terry Disney.
DURRELL - ARTICLES, ESSAYS & CRITICISM
THE DURRELL BIBLIOGRAPHY
DURRELL AND HENRY MILLER
The most crucial document is A Private Correspondence
, covering the first letters exhanged between the two men to Miller's death: publication variations
; a NY Times review
; TIME review
; reference to a radio dramatization
of the letters.
References to letters between Miller and Durrell may be found in the PBA Gallery listings: 1
. References to Durrell speaking on Pacficia Radio
in honour of Henry's 8oth birthday.
And don't forget to search this blog for "Lawrence Durrell" in the bar up top.