Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry: City Lights Pocket Poets Number 17

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$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
City Lights Books
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
4.8 X 0.3 X 6.3 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780872867291

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About the Author

Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957) was a British novelist and poet whose masterpiece Under the Volcano is widely hailed as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Born near Liverpool, England, Lowry grew up in a prominent, wealthy family and chafed under the expectations placed upon him by parents and boarding school. He wrote passionately on the themes of exile and despair, and his own wanderlust and erratic lifestyle made him an icon to later generations of writers.

Earle Birney (1904-1995) was a distinguished Canadian poet novelist, who twice won the Governor General's Award, Canada's top literary honor, for his poetry.

Reviews

"These poems would be worth keeping in print, if for no other reason, for their illuminations of Under the Volcano 'See mind's petal / torn from a good tree, but where shall it settle / But in the last darkness and at the end?' Sometimes, as the images of "For Under the Volcano," they become 'palm-of-the-hand' versions of that masterpiece. Lowry is a poet of struggle--with life, and with the creative process. Here are his struggle's fruits: guilt, alcoholism, hopeless, self-deriding quest for salvation, which seems to be love, and, above all, self-destruction--but always accomplished with self-knowledge, enriched (in order to further torment itself) with compassion for all the beings that the poet, and us with him, are failing. His words are always sad and often beautiful."--William T. Vollman