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Recalling Malcolm Lowry

lowry under the volcano coverFifty years and a few days ago, on June 26, 1957, after a night of heavy drinking, Malcolm Lowry died. Within a decade his books — or at least Under the Volcano — would be widely read, but at the time none of his books was in print.

Ellis, at the Sharp Side, has marked the anniversary of Lowry’s death with a good short overview.


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  1. Remarkable. I’m just reading Under the Volcano (for the first time), but I had no idea about this anniversary. I can now fully appreciate the heavy drinking bit.

  2. I’d like to hear what you think when you finish the book, Nils.

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