Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 2, June 2013
pp. 55-70 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0020
Durrell situates his version of Alexandria on a cosmogonic site as limned by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu. For more than twenty years, Durrell had been studying these Taoist philosophers whose ontological views opened new doors for him so that he could write about the self in the way he wished.