Lawrence Durrell, from the Alexandria Quartet

“For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential – the imagination.” – From The Alexandria Quartet, by Lawrence Durrell, 1912- 1990

Durrell lived on the top floor of this house in Alexandria. While there, he wrote Prospero's Cell.

Durrell lived on the top floor of this house in Alexandria. While there, he wrote Prospero’s Cell.

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