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Lawrence George Durrell (27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan. It has been posthumously suggested that Durrell never had British citizenship, though more accurately, he became defined as a non-patrial in 1968 due to the amendment to the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962. Hence, he was denied the right to enter or settle in Britain under new laws and had to apply for a visa for each entry. His most famous work is the tetralogy The Alexandria Quartet.. expatriate British novelist poet dramatist and travel writer


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Quote Left Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist. Quote Right
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Quote Left A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying. Quote Right
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Quote Left It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know. Quote Right
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