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The Voyage That Never Ends by Malcolm Lowry

The Voyage That Never Ends

The Voyage That Never Ends by Malcolm Lowry
Aug 21, 2007 | 536 Pages
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    Aug 21, 2007 | 536 Pages

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"The Voyage that Never Ends…is nevertheless a gorgeous plum pudding of a book, full of tragi-comic insights…" –The Spectator (London)

"This year marks the 50th anniversary of [Lowry’s] death, for which poet Hofmann has brought together a range of materials unpublished in Lowry’s lifetime. Although virtually all of these poems, short stories, drafts, and letters were published posthumously in some form, they are scattered and hard to find. Highlights include the short story that eventually became Chapter 8 of Under the Volcano, letters to American poet Conrad Aiken, and various pieces based on Lowry’s wide-ranging travels. Hofmann writes the introduction. Highly recommended for academic libraries." —Library Journal

"Here is a book to make all Lowry fans rejoice: a superb selection from his lesser-known writings – the stories, poems, letters, above all the unfinished novels he struggled with for the last ten years of his life. The body of work they reveal – one of magnificent fragments and singularities – is often as striking, in its own way, as Under the Volcano itself, and it forms a riveting companion volume to that masterpiece. It deserves to become a classic in its own right." -James Lasdun

"Lowry is, needless to say, a one-of-a-kind writer: not prolific, decreasingly celebrated, enigmatic, tormented to the point of being tormenting and, as it happens, brilliant and essential to any calculation of twentieth-century fiction." -Richard Ford

"Lowry ‘was not really a novelist, except by accident’…he could equally well be characterized as ‘diarist, compulsive note-taker, poet manqué, alcoholic philosophizing rambler…[and] genius.’" -Douglas Day in The New York Times (Eliot Fremont-Smith)

"Interest in star-crossed Malcolm Lowry persists; the materials for a myth are there, in perfect adjustment." –The New York Times (Hugh Kenner)

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