Pursued by Furies by Gordon Bowker
A Life of Malcolm Lowry

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An authoritative biography of the author of Under the Volcano traces Lowry's turbulent life, from his travels around the world and in and out of bars, clinics, and jail, to his final period of literary activity.
 

About Gordon Bowker

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Gordon Bowker taught sociology at Goldsmiths' College London from 1966 to 1991 (for six years teaching courses in biography).
 
Published January 1, 1993 by RH. 672 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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However, Bowker makes a strong case for the enduring literary value of Lowry's correspondence, some of which he believes ``rank[s] among the finest of the century.'' Much of the impetus behind Lowry's later writing was a great, unrealized Åber-plan, appropriately called The Voyage That Never Ends.

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At the same time, Lowry's moments of peace and creative activity - on the west coast of Canada in his wooden fisherman's shack, or in Mexico overlooking the ravine which is at the centre of his greatest novel, Under the Volcano - strangely echoed his position in New Brighton, looking out across e...

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