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Malcolm Lowry (1909–1957)

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Clarence Malcolm Lowry was born on July 28, 1909 in Cheshire, England. He attended Braeside School, Caldicote School and the Leys School, Cambridge before sailing to the Far East as a deckhand in the summer of 1927. Upon his return in 1929, Lowry settled down to his education, first studying with näytä lisää poet and novelist Conrad Aiken for several months and then entering St. Catherine's College, Cambridge University, England. He graduated in 1932 with a B.A. in English and published his first novel, "Ultramarine," in 1933. In 1934, he married Jan Gabrail in Paris, but was tormented by emotional problems. After spending some time in the psychiatric wing of Bellevue Hospital in New York, he began work on his next book, "Lunar Caustic" in 1935. The next year, he and his wife moved to Mexico where he began writing "Under the Volcano." Over the next 10 years, work on the book continued, despite personal crises that included a divorce and remarriage, moves from Mexico to Los Angeles to Vancouver, and the destruction of his home by fire. "Under the Volcano" was finally published in New York on February 19, 1947 and in London on September 1, 1947. The book has since become a classic, but unfortunately its themes of alcoholism and failure were all too genuine a part of Lowry's life. While he continued to write and to travel, the remainder of his life was plagued by the severe emotional problems brought about by his excessive drinking. Malcolm Lowry died on June 27, 1957 in the English village of Ripe, Sussex. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Tulivuoren juurella (1947) 4,461 kappaletta, 88 arvostelua
Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend Is Laid (1968) 299 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Ultramarine (1962) 243 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place (1961) 170 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
October Ferry to Gabriola (1971) 158 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Lunar Caustic (1963) 132 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Selected letters of Malcolm Lowry (1965) 37 kappaletta
Malcolm Lowry: Psalms and Songs (1975) 21 kappaletta
The 1940 Under the volcano (1994) 19 kappaletta
The Collected Poetry of Malcolm Lowry (1992) 14 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Rumbo al Mar Blanco (Narrativa Extranjera) (2016) 12 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Vegliafantasmi (1996) 8 kappaletta
Romans, nouvelles, poèmes (1995) 3 kappaletta
New world writing. 4 2 kappaletta
Merci infiniment (2010) 2 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Pour l'amour de mourir (1976) 2 kappaletta
Lowry Malcom 1 kappale
Briefe (1985) 1 kappale
Verso il Mar Bianco (2019) 1 kappale
L'urlo del mare e il buio (2021) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Poemas (1979) 1 kappale
Pod ognjenikom 1 kappale
Sügavsinine meri (2008) 1 kappale
The bravest boat 1 kappale
Mezcal (1993) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 435 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Avustaja — 365 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Great Canadian Short Stories (1971) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Canadian Short Stories (1960) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Modern Canadian Short Stories (1982) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Under the Volcano [1984 film] (1984) — Original novel — 11 kappaletta
Favourite Sea Stories from Seaside Al (1996) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
New World Writing 18 (1961) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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Oh, to read this again for the first time as I did in Mexico. What masterful language and description, so evocative of the country.
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featherbooks | 87 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
Bajo el volcán
Malcolm Lowry
Publicado: 1947 | 382 páginas
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Es Día de Muertos y Geoffrey Firmin pasea por las cantinas de Quauhnáhuac mientras dos volcanes, el Popocatépetl y el Iztaccíhuatl, se asoman como trágico recordatorio de la crisis que tiene con Yvonne, quien acaba de regresar a México como último recurso para evitar la caída de su matrimonio y de Firmin, su esposo. En 1947 Malcolm Lowry publicó en lengua inglesa una de las obras fundamentales para las letras mexicanas: «Bajo el volcán», una suerte de premonición que deviene en profecía, el relato delirante de un hombre arruinado por el alcohol, de los amantes fuera de su elemento, su Edén… Quauhnáhuac es esa ciudad tempestad —tan real como imaginada— de tabernas para beber hasta la sobriedad, de perros callejeros, de indígenas moribundos, de calles serpenteantes por las que desciende una procesión durante el Día de Muertos. Una ciudad poética, el mito de la autodestrucción dominado por dos volcanes y esgrimido por medio de la cábala y el mezcal.… (lisätietoja)
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libreriarofer | 87 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 20, 2023 |
Le livre se passe au Mexique et est plus ou moins un classique, alors ça fait un moment que je tourne autour, sans vraiment être attirée par le résumé. C’est là que les fictions de France Culture sont utiles, j’ai pu écouter une adaptation. Mais même s’il y a le Popocatepetl en toile de fond, un bouquin sur l’alcoolisme n’est pas du tout pour moi. Les divagations d’un homme complètement imbibé, les errances d’une classe oisive, tout cela m’a laissée de marbre. Je suis allée jusqu’au bout, mais en comptant les minutes...… (lisätietoja)
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raton-liseur | 87 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 18, 2023 |
There. I finished it. I almost didn't. Portions of this book are so disjointed and stream-of-drunkenness and opaque that I often thought of putting it down. But I felt like I'd made a commitment to my book club, the same commitment that caused me to start reading this in the first place, so I pushed on through and finished it. If I were to rate this book on overall readability, I would probably only give it 2 of 5 stars.

On the otherhand, those same troublesome passages are part of the art of this book. It is full of the writer's art. From the construction of the plot, such as it is, to the characters, rich and alive, to the settings, true and vibrant, the book engages and challenges the reader at every turn. That is why casual readers may turn away, mystified by the hype. That is why some readers insist it is one of the great works of literature, thereby creating, intentionally or unintentionally, that very same hype. On art alone, I would give this 4 out of 5 stars. I would not give it 5, because it does fail to engage so many readers.

On a personal note, I can't decide if reading this at a more leisurely pace would have made it more or less frustrating. Perhaps the same passages that I rushed through because they made no sense would have been even more incomprehensible with more time analyze.

This is definitely not a fast food book. One might call it literary. That doesn't make it bad or snooty. Just challenging. For now I give it 3 stars (average of 2 and 4).
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zot79 | 87 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 20, 2023 |



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