From the age of 15, Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) it was clear to him that he wanted to be a writer. Between 1957 and 1960 the four volumes of his Alexandria Quartet (Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive y Clea), one of the great novels of the 20th century. Its biggest novelty: the first three tell the same story from different points of view, without advancing the story. As in a Beethoven quartet, various themes are intertwined in beautiful arabesques: the mixed city of Alexandria; the varieties of eroticism; the search for beauty; the new literature… It is not easy to read but has dazzling fragments.
From the age of 10, Gerald Durrell, his younger brother (1925-1995) was fascinated by animals. Without academic training, he organized