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Malcolm Lowry

Clarence Malcolm Lowry (28 July 1909 – 26 June 1957) was an English poet and novelist who was best known for his novel Under the Volcano, which was voted No. 11 in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels list.

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The Lighthouse Invites the Storm: events this wk celebrating writer Malcolm Lowry & his Wirral roots
This Friday at & FREE, a performance on novelist Malcolm Lowry and his New Brighton birthplace:…
Next time an editor wants changes on a story I am writing a 32-page letter, like Malcolm Lowry:
In tandem with the Malcolm Lowry Under the Volcano conference, on 28 July Bluecoat hosts performance 'The...
on 70 years of Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano.
"Life had no time to waste. Why, then, should it waste so much of everything else?". Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
Going to an academic conference on Malcolm Lowry this week b/c I've been having a breakdown
The Malcolm Lowry conference in partnership with is this Friday, 108yrs to the day since the author was born…
70th anniversary of a novel that deserves to be read more often. Lowry hits elegiac notes difficult to sound:
The definitive novel on alcohol and alcoholism has its 70th Birthday! Lowry’s ‘Under the Volcano’
The enduring power and tragedy of Malcolm Lowry's 'Under the Volcano', 70…
It's a miracle Malcolm Lowry's classic Under the Volcano was ever published.
Reconnecting Malcolm Lowry to his New Brighton birthplace: events next week
This looks like a fascinating project marking the anniversary of Malcolm Lowry's 'Under the Volcano.'.
Can I have two? Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry and The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Powerful magic, words!
If ya missed it: spectral sonic arts, Cabalistic rigging, crystalline star-birds, Day of the Dead, heavy mezcal.
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Start here if you don't know about Malcolm Lowry. Ten days left before the celebrations
Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano is 70 yrs old. One of the most stunning & tragic books I've read. By
We are proud to host 'Under the Volcano, 70 Years On: A Malcolm Lowry Conference' - 28-29 July
Malcolm Lowry's UNDER THE VOLCANO—up near Ulysses as far as heights of modernist aesthetic splendor, thematic heft,…
- GIBBOUS: "Far above him a few white clouds were racing windily after a pale gibbous moon” - Malcolm Lowry
Astonishing. In the first pages alone you get Forrest Gander, Barbara Epler, Allen Ginsberg, Malcolm Lowry & Herman Melville.
"Now has evil on earth its strong hour..." . p.83, October Ferry to Gabriola - Malcolm Lowry
For those who appreciate and/or love, Mellville, Malcolm Lowry, and New York City.
(Malcolm Lowry shows up at the bottom of the second column)
"Malcolm Lowry's Volcano: Myth Symbol, Meaning" (pub. 1978??) I think it was his PhD
Literary psychogeography with a melancholic Hungarian on the trail of an alcoholic Malcolm Lowry on the trail of a…
In my era (Pleistocene) it was "Malcolm Lowry, John Hawkes & Robbe-Grillet",who of course were not responsible for obnox fans.
Congratulations once again to Adela Pineda on receiving a Bellas Artes de Ensayo Literario Malcolm Lowry award!…
Back in print, Malcolm Lowry’s poems, including the ones related to his novel 'Under the Volcano':…
"But three sleepless nights later an eternity had been lived through..." . —Malcolm Lowry
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I would also add Ford Madox Ford to that mix and even Malcolm Lowry.
"a great author who happened to have written only one great book" - Douglas Day on Malcolm Lowry.
Long for me as I for you, forgetting, what will be inevitable, the...
Somebody threw a dead dog after him down the ravine. –Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano (1947)
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have the greatest relationship in NBA history 😂
Over €800 raised so far in 5 days for our campaign to make an album of Malcolm Lowry's poems! Thankyou!
War is being declared tomorrow here so perhaps you can understand that...
Good God, if our civilization were to sober up for a couple of da...
yeah, I know. Also part of the irony. I follow Malcolm Lowry & he’s been dead for 40 years!
"I think I know a good deal about physical suffering. But this is worst of all, to feel your soul dying." -Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano
A new project I'm working on in Vienna! Songs between heaven and *** - the Malcolm Lowry Project by Alfred Polansky
This is the Malcolm Lowry project I've had the pleasure of working on for the last few months in Vienna. We've...
Muzzle a dog and he will bark out of the other end.
'Through the Panama': an excellent novella by Malcolm Lowry and a personal favourite
Clubhouse at Caldy golf club, Wirral, with steam train; Malcolm Lowry's dad Arthur was club captain in the 1920s.
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"I have no house only a shadow. But whenever you are in need of a shadow, my shadow is yours." Malcolm Lowry
How alike are the groans of love to that of dying. Malcolm Lowry
"Revolution rages too in the tierra caliente of each human soul." Malcolm Lowry
Good luck 2pm today. Generations of Ripe residents have used this historic pub. Incl Malcolm Lowry !
" ...and always, outside, the cries, the wailing, the terrible music, the dark's spinets .". Malcolm Lowry
i just think John Huston directing Malcolm Lowry brought all the kids to the yard
Malcolm Lowry was tortured by his sexual inadequacy, a characteristic lacking in Albert Finney
Bought Robert McCammon book with a ridiculous cover and legitimized the purchase by also buying a Malcolm Lowry book because I am a
Wrote about Malcolm Lowry's "Under the Volcano" for An anti-war novel that dares you to change: https…
Malcolm Lowry's Volcano . . On this day in 1947 Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano was published. The novel had...
'Under the Volcano' by Malcolm Lowry published 69 years ago today! How many of you have read this difficult classic?
Conrad Aiken and Malcolm Lowry in Spain. Two of the best writers of the 20th Century.
“I have resisted temptation for two and a half minutes at least: my. redemption is sure.” ― Malcolm Lowry.
On page 44 of 397 of Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry: Over the town, in the dark tempe...
Reading Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry: I have checked thoroughly, and this book does...
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Something I wrote a few years ago about reading (and rereading) Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano
Marked as to-read: Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
How many wolves do we feel at our heels while our real enemies go in sheepskin?. Malcolm Lowry, Under the volcano.
Lowry had a copy of an Iam Malcolm book on his desk tho
Michael Hofmann on Malcolm Lowry's 'In Ballast to the White Sea' in
22% done with Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry
11% done with Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry
This road trip brought to you by Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry read by John Lee.
"Here it was Malcolm Lowry, someone says."
Few 20th century writers, but some: Forster, Carson McCullers at her best, Malcolm Lowry, Ishiguro (sometimes). Orwell, of course.
One of the best writers I like is Malcolm Lowry, who was from bleeding Warrington, or somewhere. He's one of the best bloody writers.--MES
64. If death can fly just for the love of flying. What might not life do for the love of dying. Malcolm Lowry
Go to the Bayreuth Fest. Get drunk w Malcolm Lowry. Learn Italian.Canoe. Georges Perec's 37 things to do before dying
I love Vancouver, great little city. Visit Sylvia Hotel, English Bay. Burroughs loved it and Malcolm Lowry, too.
I have never read Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry.
my one regret is that the York contingent had to dash before giving GH a Malcolm Lowry card with VIVA HILL written on it.
The 100 best novels: No 68 – Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry (1947)
"In spite of his amour propre he immediately regretted having come. The broken down pink pillars, in the half-light, might have been waiting to fall down on him: the pool, covered with green scum, its steps torn away and hanging by one rotting clamp, to close over his head. The shattered evil-smelling chapel, overgrown with weeds, the crumbling walls, splashed with urine, on which scorpions lurked-wrecked entablature, sad archivolt, slippery stones covered with excreta-this place, where love once brooded, seemed part of a nightmare. And Laruelle was tired of nightmares." - Malcolm Lowry, "Under the Volcano"      It was not 'an act of faith', not even in the insidious sense in which the term had been used by the likes of Torquemada, head of The Spanish Inquisition, referring to human torture as prerequisite for absolution, his returning to this macabre place. Beatification, perhaps, in some sardonic play on translation. A ‘beata’ in the Portuguese, second-cousin to Spanish, Visigothic ...
Every time I feel like I want to write something about drugs, I find myself too in awe of Robert Stone's DOG SOLDIERS to even try. Alternatively, Malcolm Lowry almost bailed on UNDER THE VOLCANO after reading Charles Jackson's LOST WEEKEND, and THAT would've been a helluva mistake. However, I am no Malcolm Lowry. Or Charles Jackson. Or, more to the point, Robert Stone. I feel like everything I'd want to say was already said in DOGS SOLDIERS - and certainly the way I'd want to say it; ironic given that I was three years old when that book was published.
FF who got my terrible Malcolm Lowry/Anthrax pun.
WHAT?! How is it that "Under the Volcano", written by BC's adopted own, Malcolm Lowry, isn't on this list?!
try Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry or ULYSSES by James Joyce
Note to all: read Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
How, unless you drink as I do, could you hope to understand the beauty of an old Indian woman playing dominoes with a chicken? Malcolm Lowry
“Surely you must have thought a great deal of us, of what we built together, of how mindlessly we destroyed the structure and the beauty but yet could not destroy the memory of that. It has been this which has haunted me day and night. Turning I see us in a hundred places with a hundred smiles, I come into a street, and you are there. I creep at night to bed and you are waiting for me. What is there in life besides the person whom one adores and the life one can build with that person? God, how pointless and empty the world is! Days filled with cheap and tarnished moments succeed each other, restless and haunted nights follow in bitter routine: the sun shines without brightness, and the moon rises without light. My heart has the taste of ashes, and my throat is tight and weary with weeping. What is a lost soul? It is one that has turned from its true path and is groping in remembered memories?—” Malcolm Lowry — Under the Volcano Choir
the people who follow in their griping and bestial tasks.” Malcolm Lowry
"Here lies Malcolm Lowry, late of the Bowery, whose prose was flowery, and often glowery. ... 1/2
And so to bed... quote for tonight is from Malcolm Lowry: In spite of all, I know now that at least it is better to go always towards the summer, towards those burning seas of light; to sit at night in the forecastle lost in an unfamiliar dream, when the spirit becomes filled with stars... To sail into an unknown spring, or receive one's baptism on storm's promontory, where the solitary albatross heels over in the gale, and at last come to land. To know the earth under one's foot and go, in wild delight, ways where there is water.
never loool amir johnson over nene derozan over afalo and lowry over felton and miller together. Dwight buycks over em all
Started Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry but abandoned after 6 agonising pgs. Next: The Blind Assassin or Divisadero...?
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What beauty can compare to that of a cantina in the early morning?. ~Malcolm Lowry.
Finally finished “Under the Volcano” by Malcolm Lowry and I’d like to file a claim for lost time… The characters were tedious and uninteresting; walking through a story that ultimately meant nothing. But I’m sure the editor felt very clever looking up each and every one of the never ending stream of literary allusions.
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Sonia recently started a game in which you nominate ten books which were highly influential on you and then send the list to a select group of people you choose to 'fess up to. I'm going to list ten books with brief comment about author/book and I'm not going to be selective about targets. That's because I'm a bit curious about whether any of my friends have read any of my selections, let alone whether they'd also select them. So in some cases a little comment is necessary. Also, being a professional philosopher, I've limited myself to two philosophy books, and chosen them because of their influence on me personally rather than professionally. 1. 'Le Rouge et le Noir,' Stendhal 2. 'Scenes from Clerical Life,' George Eliot (By no means her best but my choice because it was the first of hers I ever read.) 3. 'Autobiography,' Malcolm X (Race, group violence, gender, marginality, social justice and identity politics have been, and remain, huge concerns in my life. This book was a huge early influence ...
So I had a strange Christmas eve. I went to a party on the rooftop of a hotel overlooking the Ganges. People were complaining about the cold but it was about 15 overnight. We ate curry and drank a decent amount of local red wine. We had budgeted a half bottle per person but a bunch of people never showed up and there was dancing and beautiful Spanish women so thus, the wine was finished in under an hour. Eventually I decided I should make my way home because it was after 2 in the morning and people had begun to fall asleep. Also I had to get across town by myself and have a chess lesson with a Spanish master in 6 hours. So I took my leave and started walking home along the deserted ghats. It was completely empty. The moon was in it's final phases and the eerie hue that hangs over the Ganges was light pink. I heard barking. No problem the dogs are nice here... All of a sudden a pack of at least 20 wild dogs with the fur on their spine sticking straight up towards to moon approach me growling and barring th ...
Book of the week, dec 23/13: Under the Volcano, Malcom Lowry. Under the Volcano is a novel by English writer Malcolm Lowry (1909–1957) published in 1947. The novel tells the story of Geoffrey Firmin, an alcoholic British consul in the small Mexican town of Quauhnahuac, on the Day of the Dead, 2 November 1938. The book takes its name from the two volcanoes that overshadow Quauhnahuac and the characters, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. Under the Volcano, Lowry's second and last complete novel, is the basis for his reputation as one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century. The novel was adapted to radio on Studio One in 1947 but had gone out of print by the time Lowry died. Its popularity restored, it was made into a film in 1984. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Under the Volcano as number 11 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
“Now you see what kind of creatures we are, Hugh. Eating things alive. That's what we do. How can you have much respect for mankind, or any belief in the social struggle?” Malcolm Lowry, Under the volcano.
Harriet Goodchild tagged me with a request to list ten books that have influenced me. I could have been flippant and said 'every book I've ever read has influenced me, one way or the other' but I decided to keep to the rules of the game. The first ten that came to mind are: The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien for showing me that a novel could contain a whole world, not just a single story. The Bridge by Iain Banks for showing me that novels can take place inside a character’s head as much as in the real world. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler for showing me what can be done with the narrator’s voice. The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien for showing me how the absurd has a valid place in the novel. The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake for showing me that fantasy isn’t all elves, orcs and battling with dark lords. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham for showing me that an alien invasion didn’t necessarily need flying saucers and death rays. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Ad ...
conversation in pub last night: what are you reading? Malcolm Lowry? Isn't he a painter? Ah no, that's DH Lowry--no, wait DH Lawrence...
Reading Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry til Jack gets home.
As Malcolm Lowry so emphatically said, you just can't live without love. But you'll bloody go about it.
Malcolm Lowry: His coroner attributes death to misadventure /As dog succumbs to sad distemper.
HH One Hundred continues. Books that affected your life. chose Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry.
Died this day, Malcolm Lowry, who found temporary respite here in Vancouver. Here he is, still beautiful at 37.
RIP Malcolm Lowry, d. 1957. “What is man but a little soul holding up a corpse?“
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Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry via
Is this the only link between Malcolm Lowry and Fields of the Nephilim?
It's the 56th anniversary of Malcolm Lowry's death, so dive into the hypertextual companion to Volcano
"Only against death does man cry out in vain." - Malcolm Lowry.
I'm bored with life and its sick. sense of humor. Bored with death and with. waiting for it. - Malcolm Lowry
1940 to the 21st century Though some have seen modernism ending by around 1939,with regard to English literature, "When (if) modernism petered out and postmodernism began has been contested almost as hotly as when the transition from Victorianism to modernism occurred".In fact a number of modernists were still living and publishing in the 1950s and 1960, including T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Dorothy Richardson, and Ezra Pound. Furthermore Basil Bunting, born in 1901, published little until Briggflatts in 1965 and French-resident, Irishman Samuel Beckett, born in 1906, continued to produce significant works until the 1980s, including Waiting for Godot (1953), Happy Days (1961), Rockaby (1981), though some view him as a post-modernist. Among British writers in the 1940s and 1950s were novelist Graham Greene whose works span the 1930s to the 1980s and poet Dylan Thomas, while Evelyn Waugh, W.H. Auden and T. S. Eliot continued publishing significant work. In 1947 Malcolm Lowry published Under the Volcano, ...
Passage 4: -Malcolm Lowry, "Under the Volcano" It is a light blue moonless summer evening, but late, perhaps ten o’clock, with Venus burning hard in daylight, so we are certainly somewhere far north, and standing on this balcony, when from beyond along the coast comes the gathering thunder of a long many-engineered freight train, thunder because though we are separated by this wide strip of water from it, the train is rolling eastward and the changing wind veers for a moment from an easterly quarter, and we face east, like Swedenborg’s angels, under a sky clear save where far to the northeast over distant mountains whose purple has faded lies a mass of almost pure white clouds, suddenly, as by a light in an alabaster lamp, illumined from within by gold lightening, yet you can hear no thunder, only the roar of the great train with its engines and its wide shunting echoes as it advances from the hills into the mountains: and then all at once a fishing boat with tall gear comes running round the point li ...
Oh yeah, the film adaptation of Malcolm Lowry's 'Under the Volcano' is also very good
The literary quarterly Slightly Foxed aims to revive interest in forgotten books and authors. Slightly Foxed contributor, Gordon Bowker, has written biographies of Malcolm Lowry, Lawrence Durrell, George Orwell and James Joyce. He argues that biography should explore the consciousness of authors as...
When the DTs were bad, the writer Malcolm Lowry had a trick to stop his shaking hands from spilling his drink. He would remove his tie, place it around the back of his neck, wrap either end around each hand, take hold of his glass, then pulled the tie with his free hand, which acted as a pulley, l...
just read yr Paul Rooney piece - no idea Malcolm Lowry was from New Brighton, Under the Volcano was so powerful I hated & loved it
On page 209 of 432 of Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry: reading a book about being a 29-year-old alcoholic with ...
Malcolm Lowry collection in piece on David Foster Wallace:
'Under the Volcano' by Malcolm Lowry was a tricky one, certainly when your copy is falling apart at the the spine.
"I learn that the world goes round so I am waiting here for my house to pass by." - Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano
The cover of this ed. of Malcolm Lowry's amazing 'Under the Volcano' has got me some weird looks
just finished a really interesting article about the life and death of Malcolm Lowry, the guy who wrote Under the Volcano. The author, D.T. Max, has also written about prion diseases like Kuru, a disease spread, in part, through cannibalism. Apparently he's also about to release a biography about David Foster Wallace and, thus, has probably roamed the streets of Blo-No. I am avoiding working on my teaching portfolio.
Tips on introducing Malcolm Lowry's _Under the Volcano_ to undergrads? Found this "Hypertext companion" from a team down under:
have you read "Under the Volcano"? Malcolm Lowry? Fabulous. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
On page 254 of 375 of Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry
Under the Volcano is a novel by Malcolm Lowry set in the shade of Popocatepl, the great volcano in Mexico. But Jimmy and Hitch, in the Skagit Valley, also live "under the volcano" -- that is, snow-capped Mt. Baker, now sleeping, but it could be the end of everything. So, in the next installment of this story (which needs a title, and your suggestions are welcome) Jimmy and Hitch meet up with Charlie Berg to discuss the question "Are we all going to die?" Meanwhile Joy Helen has stopped at Harriet's cabin to discuss a related question, "Why do men act that way?" . These questions and many other will be answered in the next installment.
Ray Bradbury has died, and that's VERY sad. I think I started reading his short stories when I was 12 or 13. His short story "The Veldt" is one fine piece of literature. And what about "All Summer in a Day"? Sad. R. D. Blackmore was born on this day in 1825, which reminds me that I need to read Lorna Doone. Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin on this day in 1899. And on this day in 1945 the fourth draft of Under the Volcano was destroyed when Malcolm Lowry's shack on a beach in British Columbia burned down. Or did it burn up?
Collectors - take a look at this ultra-rare 20th anniversary edition of Malcolm Lowry's masterpiece.
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The Making of Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano: Ten years in the making, Under the Volcano is the best-known wo...
Malcolm Lowry 'Under the Volcano'. Heavy in places, but worth the read.
Under the Volcano (Perennial Classics) by Malcolm Lowry: Chapter One Two mountain chains traverse the republic roughly from north to south, forming between them a number of valleys and plateaus. Overlooking one of these valleys, which is dominated by two volcanoes, lies, six thousand fee...
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