Open Road Integrated Media have published an excerpt from Lawrence Durrell’s Judith as their extract of the week.
As we couldn’t agree more with The New York Times in that “Durrell remains an irreplaceable master of English and European literature,” we’re delighted to share an excerpt from Judith, a breathtaking, never-before-published novel of passion and politics, set in the hotbed of Palestine in the 1940s.
As ORIM explains, the book was originally conceived as a screenplay for a 1966 film starring Sophia Loren. I wrote a previous post about it here, which includes a screen shot of a newspaper article from the time the movie was shot.
You can read the extract via ORIM’s blog site, linked above and worth a visit to read their blog post about the book, or directly on their Scribd page linked here which gives a larger and easier to read copy of the extracted text.