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Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place
Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place, a posthumously published collection of short stories and novellas, is, along with the novel October Ferry to Gabriola, British-born Malcolm Lowry's contribution to Canadian literature. Lowry's name, of course, is synonymous with his singular, doom-ridden masterpiece of 1930s Mexico, Under the Volcano, but much of his later wor ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 1986 by Carroll & Graf Publishers
(first published January 1st 1961)
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The stories in the second half of the book, particularly the ones set in the landscape north of Vancouver, are the most compelling stories in the book. The Italian stories and sea stories, less so. His prose at times reminded me of Joyce--complex, full of allusions, a writer's writing--but I can't say I was blown away. These pieces are just that, pieces. I will say that the ending of Elephant and Colosseum was a remarkable piece of almost mystical qualities, and like many an alcoholic, it is ...more
Malcolm Lowry 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 err ...moreMore about Malcolm Lowry...