The Black Book by Lawrence Durrell


Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket: Near Fine. 1973. Faber & Faber. Dust Jacket protected in mylar sleeve.

Durrell's third work, the original angry young novel, was first published by his good friend and long-time correspondent Henry Miller as the first title in the short-lived Villa Seurat imprint of the Paris-based Obelisk Press. Unpublishable by the more staid (and censored) presses across the Channel, no work better captures the anguish and death-consciousness of a Europe about to plunge, once again, into cataclysmic war and destruction. The Black Book first saw print in 1938.