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by Malcolm Lowry

  • ISBN: 096925394X
  • Author: Malcolm Lowry
  • ePub ver: 1683 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 412
  • Publisher: MLR Editions Canada (1994)
  • Formats: lrf lit doc lrf
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Under the Volcano is a novel by English writer Malcolm Lowry (1909–1957) published in 1947.

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, 1 November 1938. The book takes its name from the two volcanoes that overshadow Quauhnahuac and the characters, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. Under the Volcano was Lowry's second and last complete novel.

Under the Volcano began in Lowry’s mind when, arriving in Mexico, he saw a local Indian .

Under the Volcano began in Lowry’s mind when, arriving in Mexico, he saw a local Indian bleeding to death by the roadside, which is how Firmin will end, shot in a cheap bar before being tossed into a ravine with a dead dog. The last moments of the consul at the end of the Day of the Dead (chapter 12) become one of the greatest passages of English prose on the eve of the second world war. A note on the text.

The 1940 Under the Volcano-hidden for too long in the shadows of Lowry’s 1947 masterpiece-differs from the latter in significant ways

The 1940 Under the Volcano-hidden for too long in the shadows of Lowry’s 1947 masterpiece-differs from the latter in significant ways. It is a bridge between Lowry’s 1930s fiction (especially In Ballast to the White Sea) and the 1947 Under the Volcano itself. Joining the recently published Swinging the Maelstrom and In Ballast to the White Sea, The 1940 Under the Volcano takes its rightful place as part of Lowry’s exciting 1930s/early-40s trilogy. Scholars have only recently begun to pay systematic attention to convergences and divergences between this earlier work and the 1947 version.

Malcolm Lowry was born in 1909 in New Brighton and died in England in 1957. He was educated at the Leys School, Cambridge, and St Catharine’s College. Between school and university he went to sea, working as a deckhand and trimmer for about six months. Anyone familiar with Cuernavaca (the Quauhnahuac where Lowry sets Under the Volcano) between the 1940s and the mid-1960s will be astonished at the accuracy of Lowry’s description of the little city: the run-down, once-opulent hotel Casino de la Selva, the railway station.

The 1940 Under the Volcano-hidden for too long in the shadows of Lowry’s 1947 masterpiece-differs from the latter in significant . Books related to The 1940 Under the Volcano. by Malcolm Lowry,Chris Ackerley,David Large. Canadian Literature Collection.

The 1940 Under the Volcano-hidden for too long in the shadows of Lowry’s 1947 masterpiece-differs from the latter in significant ways.

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All new books sold by Book Fountain. See all 5 brand new listings. The 1940 Under the Volca-hidden for too long in the shadows of Lowry's 1947 masterpiece-differs from the latter in significant ways. It is a bridge between Lowry's 1930s fiction (especially In Ballast to the White Sea) and the 1947 Under the Volca itself. Malcolm Lowry was born in 1909 in northwest England, near Liverpool. During the 1930s he lived in London, New York, Mexico, and Los Angeles before moving to British Columbia in 1939. This move marked the start of a startlingly fertile period in Lowry's career as a 20th-century literary modernist.

Malcolm Lowry 1940 Under the Volcano has been regarded too often as little more than Lowry's blueprint - though a tentative one at best - for his 1947 masterwork, Under the Volcano

Malcolm Lowry 1940 Under the Volcano has been regarded too often as little more than Lowry's blueprint - though a tentative one at best - for his 1947 masterwork, Under the Volcano.

Comments (2)

Kazigrel
The foot note numbers in the main body of the text for the Kindle edition are not linked, thus rendering them useless.
Fomand
The man was a true artist!

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