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Lowry, Malcolm 1909-1957

Works: 565 works in 1,867 publications in 8 languages and 33,099 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PR6023.O96, 813.54
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posthumous Publications by Malcolm Lowry, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Malcolm Lowry
Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
190 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in tropical Mexico, this is the story of a man's obsessive need to drink himself to death
Ultramarine, a novel by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
103 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Dark as the grave wherein my friend is laid by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
55 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lotgevallen van een schrijver, die in Mexico tracht af te rekenen met zijn verleden, dat hem tot alcoholist deed worden
Hear us O Lord from heaven thy dwelling place by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
60 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories and novellas by a master of twentieth-century fictionFor fans of the novel Under the Volcano, this collection of stories-many of them published for the first time posthumously-provides great insight into the author's genius. The stories range from heartfelt tragedy to exuberant triumph. In the novella "Through the Panama," a burned-out, alcoholic writer tries to make sense of the literature that has kept him afloat while the pulse of his life grows harder to distinguish. In "The Forest Path to Spring," a couple that has survived hell finds new life in the seclusion of a vast forest. And in "The Bravest Boat," a young boy sends a message across the ocean to an unknown recipient. Together, these stories reveal a writer who traveled widely, observed keenly, and maintained an engrossing literary style that still reverberates today
October ferry to Gabriola by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
45 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paradise proves fleeting in this engrossing tale of a married couple who tries to chase away the past by immersing themselves in natureEdited by Malcolm Lowry's widow and released more than a decade after his death, October Ferry to Gabriola is the sentimental story of two individuals striving for sanity, inspiration, hope, and purpose in the deep seclusion of the British Columbian forest. Once the couple finds a new home in the woods, their new, off-the-grid life together becomes their last attempt at finding stability... Illuminating and joyful, October Ferry to Gabriola is a striking ode to the struggle for hope amid the purity of the wilderness-a story made all the more poignant by Lowry's untimely death before publication
Lunar caustic by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
42 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems of Malcom Lowry by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cinema of Malcolm Lowry : a scholarly edition of Lowry's "Tender is the night" by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To a remarkable extent the filmscript of Tender is the Night, which Malcolm Lowry wrote in 1949-50 with the help of Margerie Bonner Lowry, is less an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel than an extension of Lowry's own fiction. As Miguel Mota and Paul Tiessen show, Malcolm Lowry's script contains important passages which are really "cinematic" restatements of parts of Lowry's novel Lunar Caustic, and of short stories such as "Through the Panama" and "Strange Comfort Afforded by the Profession."The editors note also the many direct and indirect allusions to elements from Lowry's master-work, Under the Volcano (1947), a novel that is regarded by many critics as one of the most "cinematic" prose works of the twentieth century. A close study of the text reveals that Lowry took on the Tender is the Night project partly as a means of reopening his Under the Volcano narrative, of re-exploring its plot and problems and its characters and themes, and of carrying as far as possible the "cinematic" style he had begun to examine in that work.Lowry's Tender is the Night manuscript is important, then, not only as a completed, 455-page text in its own right but also as a text having a direct bearing on Lowry's own reading of Under the Volcano and of his sense of artistic direction after that work. Indeed, the editors consider the significance of the filmscript as a key - hitherto almost entirely overlooked - to understanding his projected multiple volume work, The Voyage That Never Ends.This scholarly edition of Lowry's script presents 38 passages of varying length - from less than one page to over 100 pages - in which Lowry writes with a freedom and creativity that lead to a text narratively and stylistically quite separate and distinct from Fitzgerald's original. It excludes passages where Lowry adheres more or less slavishly, at 37 intervals, to Fitzgeralds' novel, though it provides brief narrative summaries of and comments on those omitted sections.Lowry's achievement in his filmscript demonstrates the nature of his life-long commitment to and extensive knowledge of the international cinema from the 1910s to the 1950s and also the nature of his view of the novelist's responsibility to participate in the development of film as an art.The script also illustrates Lowry's relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald as one in a series of literary kinships, and as the editors point out, the work becomes a criticism and analysis of both Fitzgerald's novel and of Fitzgerald himself
Malcolm Lowry's "La mordida" by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957) published only two novels - Ultramarine and Under the Volcano - in his lifetime, numerous other works, most of which have since been edited for publication, were in various stages of composition at his death. La Mordida, the longest and most significant of the manuscripts that have not been previously published, is a draft of a novel based on Lowry's visit to Mexico in 1945-46, which ended in the arrest and deportation of Lowry and his wife following a nightmarish run-in with corrupt immigration authorities. On its most immediate level, the title La Mordida - which means "the little bite," Mexican slang for the small bribe that officials are apt to demand in order to expedite matters - refers to the autobiographical protagonist's legal difficulties. In a larger sense, however, it also represents his inability to escape his past, to repay the fine, or debt, that he owes. The central narrative of La Mordida involves a descent into the abyss of self, culminating in the protagonist's symbolic rebirth at the book's end. Lowry planned to use this basic narrative pattern as the springboard for innumerable questions about such concerns as art, identity, the nature of existence, political issues, and alcoholism. Above all, La Mordida was to have been a metafictional work about an author who sees no point in living events if he cannot write about them, and who not only is unable to write but also suspects that he is just a character in a novel
Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story taking place on a single day, the Day of the Dead in 1938, explores the life of alcoholic British consul Geoffrey Firmin and his wife Yvonne's attempt to save their failed marriage, despite the presence of the consul's half-brother, Hugh, and childhood friend, Jacques
The letters of Conrad Aiken and Malcolm Lowry, 1929-1954 by Conrad Aiken ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poetry of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry ( )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au-dessous du volcan by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
46 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En route vers l'île de Gabriola : roman by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sombre comme la tombe où repose mon ami : roman by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bajo el volcan by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
50 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unter dem Vulkan : Roman by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
31 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Onder de vulkaan by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiografische getint relaas van de strijd van een man in Mexico tegen zijn alcoholisme
Sous le volcan : roman by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans la chaleur de la Côte mexicaine, récit cyclique de l'autodestruction de Geoffrey Firmin, ancien consul alcoolique
The 1940 Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lowry, C. M.
Lowry, Clarence
Lowry, Clarence Malcolm.
Lowry, Clarence Malcolm 1909-1957
Lowry, Malcolm
Lowry, Malcolm Boden.
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