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Lowry, Malcolm 1909-1957

Works: 525 works in 2,300 publications in 20 languages and 37,029 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Bibliography  Film adaptations  Screenplays  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Honoree, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR6023.O96, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Malcolm Lowry
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Most widely held works by Malcolm Lowry
Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

487 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 4,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in tropical Mexico, this is the story of a man's obsessive need to drink himself to death
Dark as the grave wherein my friend is laid by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

102 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotgevallen van een schrijver, die in Mexico tracht af te rekenen met zijn verleden, dat hem tot alcoholist deed worden
Ultramarine, a novel by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

162 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,352 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
Hear us O Lord from heaven thy dwelling place by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

102 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,202 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 )

85 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,144 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 )

65 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 598 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
Selected poems of Malcom Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

30 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and held by 541 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 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry( Recording )

20 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and held by 273 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 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm Lowry's "La mordida" by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 231 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 between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unter dem Vulkan : Roman by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

35 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in German and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Selbstvernichtung eines Trinkers, des englischen Konsuls in einer mexikanischen Kleinstadt, wird in einer Folge eindringlicher Szenen geschildert, die sich im Laufe eines einzigen Tages aneinanderreihen
In ballast to the White Sea : a scholarly edition by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 124 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 letters of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sursum corda! : the collected letters of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 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
Swinging the maelstrom by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 73 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
The collected poetry of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and French and held by 66 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
China and Kristbjorg's story in the Black Hills by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sotto il vulcano : romanzo by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Under the volcano
Alternative Names
Lowry C. M.

Lowry Clarence

Lowry Clarence Malcolm

Lowry Clarence Malcolm 1909-1957

Lowry Malcolm

Lowry, Malcolm Boden.

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

Малкълм Лоури

מלקולם לאורי

מלקולם לאורי סופר בריטי

مالکوم لوری نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

라우리, 맬컴 1909-1957



Dark as the grave wherein my friend is laidUltramarine, a novelHear us O Lord from heaven thy dwelling placeOctober ferry to GabriolaLunar causticUnder the volcanoMalcolm Lowry's "La mordida"The letters of Conrad Aiken and Malcolm Lowry, 1929-1954Sursum corda! : the collected letters of Malcolm Lowry