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A posthumous collection from the author chiefly known for Under the Volcano, and one of the Penguin classics I rescued from my dad's collection. I've never read any Lowry before so I had no real idea what to expect. The first story did not bode well - a couple walk into a park and repeat each other's dialogue. Some nice writing, but the story goes nowhere. This was followed by a novella, 'Through the Panama Canal', and this was, surprisingly, excellent. Sigbørn Wilderness, a writer based on Lowr ...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...