In reading James Clawson’s dense and widely-researched “re-read” of Durrell’s major works, I was taken into Durrell from a direction that opened up new insights and gave me reasons to reread the books myself. . . . for the Durrell aficionado, the effort is well worth investing in. Clawson’s eye for detail and his rigorous exploration of his theme of liminality is a rich contribution to scholarship on the work of Lawrence Durrell.