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Title:
Malcolm Lowry: his art & early life; a study in transformation
Author:
Bradbrook, M. C. (Muriel Clara), 1909-1993.
Publication Information:
[London] : Cambridge University Press [1974]
Physical Description:
xiii, 170 pages : maps. ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780521204736
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Book

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This 1975 book corrects and amplifies the record of Malcolm Lowry's early life, recording for the first time one of its crucial incidents. Lowry was an alcoholic and wanderer who turned a failed life into a success of a different order, and which has been recognised only after his death. Like Lowry, Professor Bradbrook was born in Wirral and writes of the scenes of early life with sympathetic understanding. She also knew the Cambridge of the 1930s, when Lowry read English there. Bradbrook considers the critical point of knowledge of Lowry's life, and the ways in which it is absorbed in his writings. This enquiry broadens out into a discussion of the art itself, and will serve as an excellent introduction of Lowry's life.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Chronology
Prologue: perfection of the life or of the work?
1 Lowry's Eridanus
2 Outward bound from Liverpool (Ultramarine 1933)
3 Lowry's Tartarus (Under the Volcano, 1946)
4 Strange comfort afforded by the profession (Stories, 1946-56)
5 The strongest of foundations: the lightest of structures (October Ferry to Gabriola, 1947-57)
6 Charon's ferry
Epilogue: the Cambridge of Malcolm Lowry
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Maps