Malcolm Lowry's classic novel "Under the Volcano" established him as a writer of genius and one of the most original voices of the 20th century. This biography of Lowry looks at how his writing reflected aspects of his own life. An incurable alcoholic from the age of 16, drink and writing were the only two constants in Lowry's life that was as extraordinary as his fiction. He seemed to lurch from one drama to another, including two turbulent marriages, his years as a bohemian writer in London, Paris and Mexico, his struggles with alcohol and his violent and largely unexplained death.
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After reading English, Sociology and Philosophy at Nottingham and London Universities, Gordon Bowker worked as a lecturer as well as writing dramas and documentaries for radio and television. He is now a full-time author and journalist. He has written several books about Malcolm Lowry and biographies of George Orwell and Lawrence Durrell.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1993. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5882589
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1993. 0002155397, 1993. 1st edn. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered brown cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (Fine). Pp. xx + 673 (no inscriptions), with b&w illus. Bookseller Inventory # 46838
Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1993. Cloth. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: About 'As New'. First Edition, First Printing. Thick 8vo. Comprehensive biography of British literary figure, Malcolm Lowry [1909-1957], best-knows as the author of 'Under the Volcano'. xx, 672 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy in a nearly similar, , unclipped dustjacket. Only defect - a tiny 'nick in the dustjacket at the head of the sopine. Otherwise, 'as new'. Thick, heavy book weighing 1.307kg. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 042629
Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Imp, unread, not price clipped, no owner's name or other inscription, D/j spine sun-faded, D/j has no tears, nicks, creases or marks and is now protected by a clear removable sleeve. Heavy book so p&p costs tbc. Bookseller Inventory # 01501
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Illustrations, usual library markings, still, very good copy. ; Ex-Library; 240 x 150mm; xx, 672 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 15352