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Malcolm Lowry (1909–1957) was born in England, and he attended Cambridge University. He spent much of his life traveling and lived in Paris, New York, Mexico, Los Angeles, Canada, and Italy, among other places. He is the author of numerous works, including Ultramarine and Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place.
Very dark, but very real. Almost a memoir on the spiral downward into alcoholism and loneliness. Might be a faster read for most of the readers, it was for me a slow read due to... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Tim Thomas
If you could pick one book for the summer, what book would that be? Guessing none of you would say Lowry’s “Under the Volcano”, or Dante’s trilogy, or Ulysses or anything that even... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matko Vladanovic
Lowry's masterpiece... this novel is a complex admixture of well-developed characters in juxtaposition with the ever-present volcanoes, excessive drinking, and lost love. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Glover
While this book has been praised for its lyricism, I found it to be tedious. It is a study in despair and a paean to the alcoholic mind. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Wanderer
Great book. I don't usually read novels but I'm reading this one for my second time. It's very poetic, in a way. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Art
I have no idea why it is considered a great book. Very, very difficult to read as it appears to be written in an alcoholic state. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karen E. Hayden
One of a kind account of personal and political desires at odds with circumstances, with alcohol exgtraordinarily combining hallicinatary and realistic discoveries. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peter M Fitz
After reading through 200 plus pages, I "literally" threw this book into a garbage can on Wilshire Blvd.Published 5 months ago by Brian A.
A pathetic soul raves on in an alcoholic stupor to question the usual things in life most thoughtful authors write about but, in this case, the thoughts are left jagged in the mind... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Graham Alcock