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by Lawrence Durrell

A collection of five interrelated novels: Monsieur (1974), Livia (1978), Constance (1982), Sebastian (1983) and Quinx (1985).

Critical sites about The Avignon Quintet

Quantum Mechanics and the Shape of Fiction: "Non-Locality" in the Avignon Quincunx
http://www.altx.com/ebr/w(ebr)/essays/lorenz.html
This essay explores how "Durrell's Quincunx, like his Alexandria Quartet, is an attempt to use the findings of contemporary science to overcome the linear bias of his readers, to show that progressive realism lies about the nature of people and events through oversimplification, to force his readers to see the physical and psychical complexity of themselves and the world around them, to see the truly multi-dimensional nature of human experience."
Author: Paul H. Lorenz
From: Weber Studies vol. 14, no. 1, winter 1997
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Other (non-critical) sites about The Avignon Quintet

Books of the Times: Constance
http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/09/13/specials/durrell-constance.html
This review of Constance concludes, "Three books into his Gnostic quincunx, one longs for either amnesia or the stake."
Contains: Review
Author: John Leonard
From: New York Times December 2, 1982
Author: John Leonard
From: New York Times December 2, 1982
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Dwarves Abouding in Provence
http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/09/13/specials/durrell-livia.html
This review of Livia notes that, "If in 'Livia' he seems scarcely up to form, much of his writing -- not least his jokes and puns, both good and bad -- can still give its customary pleasure. "
Contains: Review
Author: Alastair Forbes
From: New York Times April 22, 1979
Author: Alastair Forbes
From: New York Times April 22, 1979
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Links and Winks
http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/09/13/specials/durrell-quinx.html
This review of Quinx notes, "Mr. Durrell writes descriptions that can take one's breath away. Avignon, ancient city of kings and popes, comes gloriously alive."
Contains: Review
Author: Barbara Fisher Williamson
From: New York Times September 15, 1985
Author: Barbara Fisher Williamson
From: New York Times September 15, 1985
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Review: Monsieur
http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/09/13/specials/durrell-monsieur.html
This review of Monsieur concludes that, "it is regrettable that Durrell's advisers should have allowed him to publish it in its present formlessness. "
Contains: Review
Author: J.D. O'Hara
From: New York Times February 2, 1975
Author: J.D. O'Hara
From: New York Times February 2, 1975
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