His Life & Lines Are Free: The Life & Work of Patrick Leigh Fermor (13 JUNE 2012 – 18 JUNE 2012)

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Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary
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charles-sligh@utc.edu

"His Life & Lines Are Free: The Life & Work of Patrick Leigh Fermor"

DURRELL 2012: THE LAWRENCE DURRELL CENTENARY

13 JUNE 2012 – 18 JUNE 2012

GOODENOUGH COLLEGE :: LONDON
THE BRITISH LIBRARY :: LONDON

June 2012 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915 - 2011).

In observation of this anniversary, and in recognition of Paddy Leigh Fermor's longtime friendship with Lawrence Durrell (1912 - 1990), Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary invites submission of scholarly papers on any aspect of Leigh Fermor's life, travel writing, and memoirs.

Soldier, scholar, translator, and "the travel-writer's travel writer," Leigh Fermor was, in the words of Jan Morris, "one of God's own autodidacts, with a prodigious gift for languages and a fascination with the most intricate, subtle and sometimes obstruse constructions of historical learning."

All of these qualities, along with an abundance of warm humanity and good humor, are evidenced by Leigh Fermor's major works -- The Traveller's Tree (1950), A Time to Keep Silence (1957), Mani - Travels in the Southern Peloponnese (1958), Roumeli (1966), A Time of Gifts (1977), Between the Woods and the Water (1986), and Words of Mercury (2003).

Once accepted, papers treating Patrick Leigh Fermor's life and writing will be delivered during the 2012 Durrell Centenary events held at London House, on the grounds of Goodenough College.

Go to the form for ONLINE SUBMISSION.

DURRELL 2012: THE LAWRENCE DURRELL CENTENARY

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