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Dur·rell(dûr′əl), Lawrence George 1912-1990.
British writer whose best-known work is The Alexandria Quartet (1957-1960), a series of novels treating the same characters from different perspectives.
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1. (Biography) Gerald (Malcolm). 1925–95, British zoologist and writer: his books include The Bafut Beagles (1954), My Family and Other Animals (1956), and The Aye-aye and I (1992)
2. (Biography) his brother, Lawrence (George). 1912–90, British poet and novelist; author of The Alexandria Quartet of novels, consisting of Justine (1957), Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960). Later works include The Avignon Quintet of novels (1974–85)
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Dur•rell(ˈdʊər əl, ˈdʌr-)
Lawrence (George), 1912–90, English novelist and poet.
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