Spring 1963 • Vol. XXV No. 2 Book ReviewsApril 1, 1963 |

Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller: A Private Correspondence

SHORTER REVIEWS LAWRENCE DURRELL AND HENRY MILLER: A PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE. Edited and with an introduction by George Wickes. E. P. Dutton, $6.95. THIS BOOK, AS TMCK AS ANY ISTOR- ical novel, contains a sequence of letters exchanged by Lawrence Dur- rell and Henry Miller between 1933 and 1959. The final letter, a fifteen- page passage from Miller, is signed vigorously, "To Be Continued." Which continuation, one does not doubt, took place long ago. For one thing, this collection provides testi- mony to the endurance of a more- than-literary friendship-which has had to survive some severe trials. After the text, there are rather sketchy chronologies of the two cor- respondents, and a most useful in- dex. One recalls other books, simi- lar efforts with various authors; but none with prose in them of such vivacity and strength. In this re- spect, the volume is virtually unique. The appearance of the book is handsome enough to mention, and so is George Wickes's job of edit- ing. Most co

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