Lawrence Durrell is quoted as having said that all travel is introspective. He and his brother Gerald, the notable wildlife conservationist, sojourned on the Greek island of Corfu from 1931 to 1936, which set in motion two unique imaginative perspectives. Fundamentally, the brothers’ travels nurtured their lifetime passions and their works.
We will focus on the travel writings of Lawrence Durrell, using excerpts from Prospero’s Cell, Spirit of Place and The Greek Islands. We will also review Gerald Durrell’s hilarious classic My Family and Other Animals, which captured his childhood adventures on Corfu and inspired the popular TV series The Durrells. Guest speakers will join us to discuss Greek literature, history and archaeological finds from the Ionian islands.
Note: This course involves required reading.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.