Malcolm Lowry

Canadian Poetry Magazine

Added on March 29, 2016

Canadian Poetry Magazine Volume II Numbers 1 and 2 Malcolm Lowry Canadian Authors’ Association, Canada, 1947 These two old magazines both contain poems by Malcolm Lowry. Number 1 has Sestina in a Cantina. Number 2 has Old Freighter in an Old Port, Port Moody, and Indian Arm. These magazines were very cheaply manufactured; mimeographed on [...]

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October Ferry to Gabriola

Added on April 25, 2015

October Ferry to Gabriola Malcolm Lowry World Publishing, New York, 1970 This is such an interesting book for a number of reasons. For one thing, it includes a somewhat shocking history of Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood in the decade between 1937 and 1947. For another, it was published by World Publishing, and as you can [...]

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Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid

Added on July 5, 2014

Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid Malcolm Lowry New American Library, New York, 1968 This is the true first edition of this posthumously published novel. Jonathan Cape of London published it one year later, in 1969. In December of 1945 Malcolm Lowry and his wife Margerie flew from Vancouver to Mexico City. [...]

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The Collected Poetry of Malcolm Lowry

Added on June 15, 2013

The Collected Poetry of Malcolm Lowry Malcolm Lowry UBC Press, Canada, 1992 Although best known for his novels, particularly his timeless classic Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry always saw himself as a poet. This collection, put out in a very small first print run by the University of British Columbia Press, contains every Lowry poem [...]

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Under the Volcano

Added on May 24, 2012

Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry Jonathan Cape, U.K. 1967 Here is a very unusual edition of Under the Volcano. I can find only one copy for sale on-line today. The one copy available is in poor condition and costs about $100. With no other listings to compare it to, it is hard to say whether [...]

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Ultramarine

Added on January 12, 2012

Ultramarine Malcolm Lowry Jonathan Cape, U.K. 1963 Malcolm Lowry finished revising this novel just before his death in 1957. In a recent post I featured the 1962 U.S. true first revised edition put out by J.B. Lippincott. Ultramarine was originally published by Jonathan Cape in 1933, and true first editions today on AbeBooks are scarce.A year ago [...]

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Ultramarine

Added on January 10, 2012

Ultramarine Malcolm Lowry J. B. Lippincott, U.S.A. 1962 Malcolm Lowry wrote Ultramarine when he was still an undergraduate student at Cambridge. It was first published by Jonathan Cape in England in 1933. Lowry was still revising this book just before his death in 1957, and it was published in the U.S. for the first time [...]

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Lunar Caustic

Added on November 10, 2011

Lunar Caustic Malcolm Lowry Jonathan Cape, London, 1971 An unfinished masterpiece, Lunar Caustic was published posthumously as a novella. Lowry had meant to build it layer by meaningful layer into a novel, which was to be one of a sequence of seven novels that Lowry envisioned called The Voyage That Never Ends. Of course, Lowry [...]

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Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry

Added on September 14, 2011

Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry Malcolm Lowry City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1962 This is Lowry’s second posthumously published book. Number 17 in the Pocket Poets Series, this is the first collection of Lowry poems to be published. Many of the 71 poems have been individually published in magazines, but six of them had never [...]

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Lunar Caustic

Added on September 4, 2011

Lunar Caustic Malcolm Lowry Cape Editions, London, 1968 Malcolm Lowry published only two novels during his lifetime: Ultramarine and Under the Volcano. He was in the process of weaving several inter-related stories and story fragments into a novel he meant to call Lunar Caustic when he ‘died by misadventure’ in 1957. Lowry’s widow Margerie and his [...]

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