Lawrence Durrell Bibliography - Poetry & Plays
Below is a list of publications of Lawrence Durrell's poetry and plays. For his other work, see the menu on the right.
Lawrence Durrell: Selected Poems
edited by Peter Porter
A short (64 page) collection of Durrell's poems published in 2006 by Faber, edited and with an introduction by Peter Porter.
Collected Poems 1931-1974
Edited by James A Brigham
A complete collection of Durrell's printed poems (excluding verse dramas) published up to 1974.
Selected Poems 1935-1963
Edited by Lawrence Durrell
An updated edition of the 1956 Selected Poems, published by Faber.
An Irish Faustus: A Modern Morality in Nine Scenes
A verse play. See the links & resources section for a review of the 1964 Hamburg production.
Sappho was a verse play, which caught the imagination of Margaret Rawlings on its publication in 1950. She made a public reading of the play in 1952 and finally performed in it at the Edinburgh Festival in 1961.
On Seeming to Presume
Regarding this collection, Durrell wrote to T.S. Eliot: "I think that some are OK, some so-so and some wonderful."
Cities, Plains and People
In 1946, Durrell wrote to a friend regarding the reception of Cities, Plains and People: "I was surprised to find that while one group of papers thought it dry and scholarly, another thought it full of "audenesque gags" and the atmosphere of the '20s."
A Private Country
Durrell's first professionally published poetry collection, released by Faber.