“That Adventive Moment”: Durrell Centenary Opens with Special Exhibition & Reception.

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“Elephants Are So Very Shy” (1974)
Oscar Epfs (Lawrence Durrell)
? Estate of Lawrence Durrell
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The “adventive moment” is here!

Come join us as we celebrate the opening of Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary.

If I have spoken of time it is because the writer I was becoming was learning at last to inhabit those deserted spaces which time misses ?beginning to live between the ticks of the clock, so to speak. The continuous present, which is the real history of that collective anecdote, the human mind; when the past is dead and the future represented only by desire and fear, what of that adventive moment which can’t be measured, can’t be dismissed?

?Lawrence Durrell, Clea: A Novel (1960).

The Opening Exhibition and Reception for Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary will be held at 6.30 PM on the evening of Wednesday, 13 June,?at The Gallery at Foyles Books, 113-119?Charing Cross Road.

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The Opening Exhibition will feature previously unseen photographs, letters, and manuscripts, along with a number of paintings by Oscar Epfs (Lawrence Durrell) and Nancy Durrell.

All of these items currently reside in private collections, so this exhibition presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view them.

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The latest published titles related to the Lawrence Durrell Centenary will be available for purchase ?including Faber’s Durrell Centenary reissues of The Alexandria Quartet and The Black Book. ?Wine will be served.

The Opening Exhibition and Reception for Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary is open to the public. ?All are welcome.

See you at Foyles!

Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary
Special Exhibition & Opening Reception
6.30 PM
Wednesday :: 13 June 2012
The Gallery
Foyles Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0EB

Map & Directions for finding Foyles Books, 113-119 Charing Cross Road.

The Gallery @ Foyles Books, 113-119 Charing Cross Road.

History of Foyles Books.

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“On the Suchness of the Old Boy”: Program Published for Durrell Centenary Events.

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The expanded program for Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary has now been published.

Such was the sagacious Suchness of the Sage
That all of a sudden in his old age
He was uplifted bodily by
A wonderful Umptiousness.
He became Umptious in the highest degree.

?“On The Suchness of the Old Boy” (1973 / 1972).

Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary will present attendees with an Umptious bounty of offerings, including:

  • 13 panel sessions ?featuring 40 presenters from 19 different countries.
  • 4 plenary sessions and 8 keynote speakers ?including talks and remarks by Ian S. MacNiven, Michael Haag, Christopher Butler, Leo Mellor, Lee Durrell, Joanna Hodgkin, Mark Morris, Corinne Alexandre-Garner, Anthony Hirst,?Eleni Verhagen, and Simon Ings.
  • An Opening Exhibition of paintings, photographs, and letters ?held?at the Foyles Gallery, 113-119 Charing Cross Road.
  • Lawrence Durrell at the British Library ?an afternoon and evening of special events, featuring archival?talks and panel discussions about Durrell’s life and writings.
  • The Durrell Centenary Banquet??an evening of toasts,?stories, poetry, song, and celebration, with a keynote address from Christopher Butler (Christ Church, Oxford), author of?Early Modernism: Literature, Music and Painting in Europe 1900-1916.

More?announcements?will be forthcoming when new items are added to the program ?stay connected, and stay tuned.

Register?for Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary.

See you in London!

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