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Finding Aid for the Lawrence Durrell Papers, 1934-1966
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Description
Collection consists of materials related to Durrell's career as a writer. Includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, drawings, photographs, sound recordings, and books. Correspondence includes letters to various persons and correspondence between Lawrence Clark Powell and others regarding the Durrell collection. Manuscripts include an 1886 translation of Pope Joan: the female Pope.
Background
Lawrence George Durrell was born Feb. 27, 1912 in Julundur, India; the son of British parents, he grew up in India and spent his young adult years in England; he held many odd jobs such as jazz pianist, automobile racer, real estate agent, instructor, and press attaché; moved to France and became a full time writer in 1957; of his various publications, Durrell is best known for the Alexandria quartet, a tetralogy with titles, Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, and Clea which appeared between 1957 and 1960; died Nov. 7, 1990.
Extent
6 boxes (3.0 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for Research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.