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Under the Volcano
Malcolm Lowry
0060955228
May 2000
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From AudioFile
Spying this title on a store shelf, one would hope that the mesmerizing Albert Finney, who appeared in John Houston's 1984 film version, had done the narration honors. Who else could muster and sustain the sweaty, poetic intensity befitting this extraordinary, beautifully written, teeth-gnashing novel? Set in Mexico on the eve of WWII, the story tells of a man in extremis, an alcoholic consul bursting with regret, longing, resentment and remorse, whose climactic moment rapidly approaches. Nick Ullett is no Finney, but he comes satisfyingly close. His energy fails him at times; he has difficulty negotiating some of the straggling phrases, but, otherwise, he acquits himself with distinction, particularly in conveying the sub-text and atmosphere. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the...


Malcolm Lowry
Daniel Boone Dodson
0231032447
March 1971
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Written Lives
Javier Marias
081121611X
February 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
The writers whose lives are sketched in this quirky and appealing book by the world-renowned (though less so here) Spanish writer Marías are familiar to any avid reader: Oscar Wilde, Henry James, Djuna Barnes and William Faulkner, among others. Marias says his aim is to examine writers about whom "absolutely everything" is already known and portray them "as if they were fictional characters." He distills each writer's salient personality traits to outline definitive if idiosyncratic portraits: thus "Nabokov in Rapture"; "Ivan Turgenev in His Sadness." Almost all of these essays display Marías 's dry humor and affectionate tolerance for his subjects' eccentricities, but the portrayals of Thomas Mann, James Joyce and Yukio Mishima bristle with Marías 's disdain. And sometimes the title phrase...


Inside the Volcano: My Life with Malcolm Lowry
Jan Gabrial
0312232772
November 2000
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Review
“A tough, realistic, and ultimately beautiful memoir of Lowry, by a former soulmate.” —Kirkus Reviews

“...an honest authentic record...” —The New York Times Book Review

“...a fascinating cautionary tale about the dangers of coming too close to the heat produced when great talent fuels the flames of reckless self-immolation.” —Elle


Sursum Corda V02 1947-1957
Sherrill E. Grace
0802041183
Dec 1996
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Making of Malcolm Lowry's "under the Volcano"
Frederick Asals
0820318264
February 1996
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Apparently Incongruous Parts
Paul Tiessen
0810822830
Jan 1990
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Book Description
A wide-ranging collection of essays and memoirs about Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957), one of the century's great novelists.

About the Author
Paul Tiessen, Professor and Chairman of English at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, is editor of "The Malcolm Lowry Review" and of "The Letters of Malcolm Lowry and Gerald Noxon", 1940- 1952 (University of British Columbia Press, 1988). Professor Gordon Bowker of Goldsmiths' College, University of London, edited several recent books on Lowry.


Fiction of Malcolm Lowry and Thomas Mann: Structural Tradition
Jim Barnes
0943549035
March 1990
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Book Description
This book examines the uses of myth and symbol in Lowry and Mann's major works and finds some remarkable similarities that exist because of structural tradition. Both authors are consciously and unconsciously continuing a tradition that can be traced to the beginning of literature in the Western world. Contents: Introduction; Lowry's "Under the Volcano and Mann's àIThe Magic Mountain;" Recurrence of Patterns and Parallels in Other Works of Lowry and Mann; The Monomyth in Other Works of Lowry and Mann: A Non-Comparative View; Lowry and Mann within the Context of the Modern Novel.

About the Author
Jim Barnes is Professor of Comparative Literature at Northeast Missouri State University.


Swinging the Maelstrom: New Perspectives on Malcolm Lowry
Sherrill Grace (Editor)
0773508627
March 1992
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Malcolm Lowry's La Mordida
Partick A. McCarthy
0820317632
Aug 1996
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From Kirkus Reviews
This unfinished (indeed, all but unbegun) novel, which dates from the late 1940s, is, in the words of editor McCarthy (English/Univ. of Miami), another of ``the many projects that Malcolm Lowry undertook in the aftermath of Under the Volcano.'' That classic portrayal of alcoholic self-destruction (published in 1947) remains its gifted and troubled author's single masterpiece. But any detailed knowledge of Lowry's work entails a parallel acquaintance with the facts of his vividly dysfunctional life (190957)--whose excesses and failures are pretty transparently recounted in his fiction, most particularly in the projected novel series The Voyage That Never Ends, of which these roughed-out chapters, outlines, and random notes were intended to form an eventual part. Even in their inchoate state, they illuminate with...


Collected Poetry of Malcolm Lowry
Malcolm Lowry
0774803622
January 1992
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Malcolm Lowry
Sheryl Salloum
0920080421
Aug 1987
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Book Description
From 1939 to 1954, Malcolm Lowry lived and wrote in a shack near Dollarton, in North Vancouver. It was here that he revised and polished Under the Volcano until it was almost ready for publication, and here that he experienced his happiest and most productive years. His posthumously published works are filled with references to the landscape and lifestyle he enjoyed while living in BC.
Now, for the first time, these Vancouver years are the focus of a Lowry study. The words and letters of AI Purdy, Earle Birney, George Robertson, and many others shed light on the great novelists's method of working, his view of the world and the fascinating, paradoxical character that was Malcolm Lowry. Extensively illustrated with photographs of people and places Lowry knew, Malcolm Lowry: Vancouver Days includes maps and a selected...


Goodnight Disgrace
Michael Mercer
088922238X
February 1986
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Quarantine
Juan Goytisolo
1564780449
April 1994
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From Publishers Weekly
In this rarefied experimental novel, Spanish novelist Goytisolo ( The Virtues of the Solitary Bird ) attempts to penetrate the 40-day waiting period between death and eternity when, according to Islamic tradition, the soul wanders still sheathed in a fragile, dreamlike body. The nameless narrator, a writer based in Paris (as is Goytisolo), learns of a friend's sudden death and joins her in the shadowy afterworld by dint of a leap of consciousness. Together and separately, they have chance encounters with celestial nomads who judge the dead. The friend meets the shade of Ibn Arabi, a 13th-century Sufi mystic whose portrayal of the afterlife influenced Dante's Divine Comedy. News of contemporary events, including the Persian Gulf war, filters through to them and mingles with other searing images of carnage and...


Ultramarine (Tusk Ivories Series)
Malcolm Lowry
1585676950
July 2005
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