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Durrell just a sentimental colonialist?

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Initial post: 18 Jun 2008 09:44:01 BDT
J. Lucas says:
Durrell identifies himself as a 'conservative'. Is he a colonialist? The book clearly sstates that the British should stay in Cyprus and use it as a base. He is sentimentally attached to the people but not to their rights of self-determination?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2011 18:49:32 BDT
Yes - I have just read the book. I adore his beautiful descriptions but I was rather doubtful of his political position on the issue that occupies so much of his narrative. I also could not endorse his support for the death penalty which he quite clearly states. I think he was genuinely saddened by the violent course of action adopted by those struggling for self-determination - on that I do agree that the ends do not justify the means.
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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell (Mass Market Paperback - 3 July 2000)
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