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Lowry, Malcolm 1909-1957

Works: 567 works in 2,416 publications in 20 languages and 38,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Film adaptations  Drama  Short stories  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Other, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: PR6023.O96, 813.54
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Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

541 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 5,446 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 )

169 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ultramarine is the story of Dana Hilliot's first voyage, as mess-boy on the freighter Oedipus Tyrannus bound for Bombay and Singapore: of his struggle to win the approval of his shipmates, trying to match their example in the bars and bordellos of the Chinese ports while at the same time remaining faithful to his first love, Janet, back home in England. Alternating between Dana's own narrative and the ribald humor and colorful language of the sailors' conversation, Ultramarine depicts a boy's initiation into the company of men."--BOOK JACKET
Dark as the grave wherein my friend is laid by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

105 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotgevallen van een schrijver, die in Mexico tracht af te rekenen met zijn verleden, dat hem tot alcoholist deed worden
October ferry to Gabriola by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

82 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,176 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
Hear us O Lord from heaven thy dwelling place by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

78 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ballast to the White Sea : a scholarly edition by Malcolm Lowry( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently-rediscovered novel based in part on Lowry's life, recounts the story of a Cambridge undergraduate who aspires to be a writer but has come to believe that both his book and, in a sense, his life have already been "written."
Selected poems of Malcom Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While famous for his celebrated novel, Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry always considered himself a poet. First published in 1962 and long out of print, Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry is the only comprehensive selection of his poetry to be published, and it remains the perfect introduction to his extensive poetic canon. Edited by Lowry's good friend, renowned Canadian poet Earle Birney, with the assistance of his widow, Margerie Lowry, the selection includes extraordinary poems written during Lowry's stay in Mexico, many of which are closely related to his novel. This new edition includes a "Publisher's Note" from Lawrence Ferlinghetti"--
Lunar caustic by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cinema of Malcolm Lowry : a scholarly edition of Lowry's "Tender is the night" by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry( Recording )

22 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in English and held by 284 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
Trio : a book of stories, plays, and poems by Harold Peter Simonson( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his family leaves their war-torn country to come to live in America, a young boy has trouble adjusting, until his grandfather helps him find what he had missed most
Malcolm Lowry's "La mordida" by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 229 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
The letters of Conrad Aiken and Malcolm Lowry, 1929-1954 by Conrad Aiken( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poetry of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plus connu pour ses romans, Malcolm Lowry accordait une grande importance à son travail poétique. Cette nouvelle traduction réunit près de 500 poèmes, achevés ou non, de ceux écrits lorsqu'il était au collège dans les années 1920 aux poèmes d'amour écrits au Canada et en Angleterre dans les années 1950
Selected letters of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinging the maelstrom by Malcolm Lowry( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly edition revealing the exact status of all the versions of the Malcolm Lowry novella that at different times was titled "The Last Address", "Swinging the Maelstrom" and "Lunar Caustic
Lunar caustic by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical novella that tells the story of Bill Plantagenet, a piano player and ex-sailor who has lost his band and his mind drinking in New York
Sursum corda! : the collected letters of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These illustrations have been reproduced in both volumes of The Collected Letters of Malcolm Lowry together with many photographs of Lowry and his correspondents, and reproductions of interesting holograph letters
Under the volcano by John Huston( Visual )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :La veille du 1er novembre 1938, la nuit s est abattue sur Cuernavaca et l animation est déjà vive dans les rues où l on prépare le Jour des morts. Geoffrey Firmin, ex-consul britannique, erre parmi la foule, ivre mort, pour oublier le départ de sa femme Yvonne. Imbibé de mezcal et rongé par le passé, il est devenu une figure tragique notoire. Mais, au petit matin, Yvonne réapparaît sans crier gare
China and Kristbjorg's story in the Black Hills by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Under the volcano
Ultramarine, a novelDark as the grave wherein my friend is laidOctober ferry to GabriolaHear us O Lord from heaven thy dwelling placeUnder the volcanoMalcolm Lowry's "La mordida"The letters of Conrad Aiken and Malcolm Lowry, 1929-1954Lunar causticSursum corda! : the collected letters of Malcolm Lowry
Alternative Names
Lowry C. M.

Lowry Clarence

Lowry Clarence Malcolm

Lowry Clarence Malcolm 1909-1957

Lowry Malcolm

Lowry, Malcolm Boden.

Malcolm Lowry angol regényíró

Malcolm Lowry britisk poet og skribent

Malcolm Lowry Brits schrijver

Malcolm Lowry brittisk poet och författare

Malcolm Lowry écrivain britannique

Malcolm Lowry englischer Schriftsteller

Malcolm Lowry escriptor britànic

Malcolm Lowry escritor británico

Malcolm Lowry pisarz brytyjski

Malcolm Lowry scrittore britannico

Лаури, Малькольм

Лаури, Малькольм английский писатель

Малкълм Лоури

מלקולם לאורי

מלקולם לאורי סופר בריטי

مالکوم لوری نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

라우리, 맬컴 1909-1957