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Lowry, Malcolm 1909-1957

Works: 497 works in 1,935 publications in 23 languages and 33,671 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Bibliography  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR6023.O96, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Malcolm Lowry
Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
447 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 5,004 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 )
132 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,336 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 )
79 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 1,231 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 )
50 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 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 )
58 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,037 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
Selected poems of Malcom Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
30 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 561 libraries worldwide
The cinema of Malcolm Lowry : a scholarly edition of Lowry's "Tender is the night" by Malcolm Lowry( file )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 556 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
Lunar caustic by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
49 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 548 libraries worldwide
The collected poetry of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( file )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and French and held by 324 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
Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and held by 257 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
Malcolm Lowry's "La mordida" by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 227 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 )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
En route vers l'île de Gabriola : roman by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in French and English and held by 135 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 libraries worldwide
Selected letters of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
26 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Sous le volcan : roman by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Dans la chaleur de la Côte mexicaine, récit cyclique de l'autodestruction de Geoffrey Firmin, ancien consul alcoolique
Swinging the maelstrom : a critical edition by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 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
Écoute notre voix ô Seigneur : nouvelles by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
12 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Pour l'amour de mourir by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
14 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 54 libraries worldwide
China and Kristbjorg's story in the Black Hills by Malcolm Lowry( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 54 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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