Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano

Author: Malcolm Lowry

Publisher: New Amer Library

Published: 1984

Total Pages: 328

ISBN-13: 9780451132130

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Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's life--the Day of the Dead, 1938--his wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse. She is determined to rescue Firmin and their failing marriage, but her mission is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one significant day unfold against an unforgettable backdrop of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical. Under the Volcano remains one of literature's most powerful and lyrical statements on the human condition, and a brilliant portrayal of one man's constant struggle against the elemental forces that threaten to destroy him.


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Download or read book Under the Volcano written by Malcolm Lowry and published by New Amer Library. This book was released on 1984 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's life--the Day of the Dead, 1938--his wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse. She is determined to rescue Firmin and their failing marriage, but her mission is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one significant day unfold against an unforgettable backdrop of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical. Under the Volcano remains one of literature's most powerful and lyrical statements on the human condition, and a brilliant portrayal of one man's constant struggle against the elemental forces that threaten to destroy him.


Pursued by Furies

Pursued by Furies

Author: Gordon Bowker

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 2015-03-12

Total Pages: 570

ISBN-13: 0571305563

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Malcolm Lowry was the troubled author of Under the Volcano (1947), a brilliant novel about the last day of an alcoholic former British consul on the Mexican Day of the Dead, the manuscript of which Lowry rescued from the flames when his fisherman's shack burned down in 1944. Lowry's other books were not always so lucky: his first novel, Ultramarine (1930), was stolen after four years' composition and resurrected from a carbon copy; another manuscript, In Ballast to the White Sea, was destroyed in the 1944 fire. An early draft of In Ballast was discovered this century and published in 2014. Lowry's life, like his work, was often lost to chaos; Gordon Bowker's 1994 biography is a masterful account of a life spent adrift.


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Download or read book Pursued by Furies written by Gordon Bowker and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2015-03-12 with total page 570 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Malcolm Lowry was the troubled author of Under the Volcano (1947), a brilliant novel about the last day of an alcoholic former British consul on the Mexican Day of the Dead, the manuscript of which Lowry rescued from the flames when his fisherman's shack burned down in 1944. Lowry's other books were not always so lucky: his first novel, Ultramarine (1930), was stolen after four years' composition and resurrected from a carbon copy; another manuscript, In Ballast to the White Sea, was destroyed in the 1944 fire. An early draft of In Ballast was discovered this century and published in 2014. Lowry's life, like his work, was often lost to chaos; Gordon Bowker's 1994 biography is a masterful account of a life spent adrift.


A Companion to Under the Volcano

A Companion to Under the Volcano

Author: Lawrence J. Clipper

Publisher: UBC Press

Published: 2011-11-01

Total Pages: 494

ISBN-13: 0774845031

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An item-by-item discussion of the innumerable, often obscure details of Malcolm Lowry's novel, this book comprises 1,600 notes covering some 7,000 specific points. The notes are keyed to page numbers in the Penguin paperback and the two standard hardback editions. The appendices include a glossary, bibliography, maps of the region, and an index of motifs. In their comprehensive but unpedantic commentary on the novel's complexities, the authors' emphasis is on the narrative level. All points of obscurity are followed by an interpretation of fact. Thus references are noted to films, books, places, foreign languages, and national and tribal histories. Special attention is given to the literary, mystical, and Mexican background.


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Download or read book A Companion to Under the Volcano written by Lawrence J. Clipper and published by UBC Press. This book was released on 2011-11-01 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An item-by-item discussion of the innumerable, often obscure details of Malcolm Lowry's novel, this book comprises 1,600 notes covering some 7,000 specific points. The notes are keyed to page numbers in the Penguin paperback and the two standard hardback editions. The appendices include a glossary, bibliography, maps of the region, and an index of motifs. In their comprehensive but unpedantic commentary on the novel's complexities, the authors' emphasis is on the narrative level. All points of obscurity are followed by an interpretation of fact. Thus references are noted to films, books, places, foreign languages, and national and tribal histories. Special attention is given to the literary, mystical, and Mexican background.


The Making of Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano

The Making of Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano

Author: Frederick Asals

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Published: 1997

Total Pages: 494

ISBN-13: 9780820318264

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Ten years in the making, Under the Volcano is the best-known work of writer Malcolm Lowry. Published first in 1947, it is a brilliant, moving, and complex novel, perhaps the last fictional masterpiece to emerge from the modernist movement. As the years went by, Lowry's obsessive rewriting took him further and further into his book, which changed relatively little in the outer semblance of action and main characters but became utterly transformed in texture from the thin and mediocre version of 1940 to the rich tapestry of 1947. The numerous manuscripts allow a look at the processes by which Lowry created not only his masterwork but also his own reputation as a modernist genius. This study offers an extended examination of individual drafts as the novel slowly developed and, in a final chapter, an appraisal of the implications of Lowry's revisions for the book as published, an appraisal that suggests bases for new readings of Under the Volcano.


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Download or read book The Making of Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano written by Frederick Asals and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ten years in the making, Under the Volcano is the best-known work of writer Malcolm Lowry. Published first in 1947, it is a brilliant, moving, and complex novel, perhaps the last fictional masterpiece to emerge from the modernist movement. As the years went by, Lowry's obsessive rewriting took him further and further into his book, which changed relatively little in the outer semblance of action and main characters but became utterly transformed in texture from the thin and mediocre version of 1940 to the rich tapestry of 1947. The numerous manuscripts allow a look at the processes by which Lowry created not only his masterwork but also his own reputation as a modernist genius. This study offers an extended examination of individual drafts as the novel slowly developed and, in a final chapter, an appraisal of the implications of Lowry's revisions for the book as published, an appraisal that suggests bases for new readings of Under the Volcano.


Vacation Under the Volcano

Vacation Under the Volcano

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Published: 2010-06-15

Total Pages: 96

ISBN-13: 0375894705

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire. They arrive in Pompeii and soon discover that it is the very day the city will be destroyed. Now Jack and Annie must race against time to find an ancient library before it is buried in ash! Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures


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Download or read book Vacation Under the Volcano written by Mary Pope Osborne and published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2010-06-15 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire. They arrive in Pompeii and soon discover that it is the very day the city will be destroyed. Now Jack and Annie must race against time to find an ancient library before it is buried in ash! Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures


Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano

Author: Cameron Forbes

Publisher: Black Inc.

Published: 2007-07-01

Total Pages: 304

ISBN-13: 192187001X

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Under the Volcano is dramatic history written by a master storyteller. Travellers come to Bali looking for paradise. Nehru called it “the morning of the world”. Yet this small island has seen much bloodshed - from the ritual suicides of Balinese warriors fighting the Dutch, to the massacres of 1965-66 and the bombings of 2002 and 2005. In Under the Volcano, Cameron Forbes looks at the blood and beauty of Bali through interviews, legends, reporting and history. He tells the stories of explorers, colonisers, surfers, artists, jihadists and drug-runners and above all of the Balinese themselves. In doing so he brings the island paradise into vibrant and disturbing focus.


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Download or read book Under the Volcano written by Cameron Forbes and published by Black Inc.. This book was released on 2007-07-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Under the Volcano is dramatic history written by a master storyteller. Travellers come to Bali looking for paradise. Nehru called it “the morning of the world”. Yet this small island has seen much bloodshed - from the ritual suicides of Balinese warriors fighting the Dutch, to the massacres of 1965-66 and the bombings of 2002 and 2005. In Under the Volcano, Cameron Forbes looks at the blood and beauty of Bali through interviews, legends, reporting and history. He tells the stories of explorers, colonisers, surfers, artists, jihadists and drug-runners and above all of the Balinese themselves. In doing so he brings the island paradise into vibrant and disturbing focus.


Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano

Author: Lucy Riall

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

Published: 2013-01-24

Total Pages: 296

ISBN-13: 019964649X

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Explores the riot in the Sicilian town of Bronte, on the slopes of Mount Etna and under the domination of British landowners and links this event to larger themes of poverty, injustice, mismanagement, and Britain's policy towards Italy in the 19th century.


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Download or read book Under the Volcano written by Lucy Riall and published by Oxford University Press (UK). This book was released on 2013-01-24 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the riot in the Sicilian town of Bronte, on the slopes of Mount Etna and under the domination of British landowners and links this event to larger themes of poverty, injustice, mismanagement, and Britain's policy towards Italy in the 19th century.


Into the Volcano

Into the Volcano

Author: Don Wood

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 178

ISBN-13: 0439726719

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The volcano is erupting, and brothers Sumo and Duffy are trapped inside a deep lava tube--almost certain death. How did they get here? A vacation "hike" turned out to be a cutthroat search for their missing family fortune. In a wildly dangerous twist of events, the boys try to escape--but rivers of lava are blocking their exit! The remote island of Kocalaha is threatening to explode at any minute. Will the boys survive? Don Wood's rip-roaring adventure keeps readers hooked and turning the pages in this cinematic graphic novel that garnered outstanding critical acclaim. As one reviewer wrote about this book, "the American Library Association will either have to start handing Caldecott Medals over to comic books or create an entirely new award for them." Into the Volcano is a roller coaster read for all ages, by an internationally acclaimed artist who has created scores of bestselling picture books, published in more than twenty languages around the globe.


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Download or read book Into the Volcano written by Don Wood and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2008 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volcano is erupting, and brothers Sumo and Duffy are trapped inside a deep lava tube--almost certain death. How did they get here? A vacation "hike" turned out to be a cutthroat search for their missing family fortune. In a wildly dangerous twist of events, the boys try to escape--but rivers of lava are blocking their exit! The remote island of Kocalaha is threatening to explode at any minute. Will the boys survive? Don Wood's rip-roaring adventure keeps readers hooked and turning the pages in this cinematic graphic novel that garnered outstanding critical acclaim. As one reviewer wrote about this book, "the American Library Association will either have to start handing Caldecott Medals over to comic books or create an entirely new award for them." Into the Volcano is a roller coaster read for all ages, by an internationally acclaimed artist who has created scores of bestselling picture books, published in more than twenty languages around the globe.


The House on the Volcano

The House on the Volcano

Author: Virginia Nielsen

Publisher: Scholastic

Published: 1966

Total Pages: 116

ISBN-13:

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Kimo and his family are forced to leave their home as lava from the Kilauea volcanco moves closer.


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Download or read book The House on the Volcano written by Virginia Nielsen and published by Scholastic. This book was released on 1966 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kimo and his family are forced to leave their home as lava from the Kilauea volcanco moves closer.


The Volcano Lover

The Volcano Lover

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 1992

Total Pages: 436

ISBN-13: 9780312420079

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Set in 18th century Naples, based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife Emma, and Lord Nelson, and peopled with many of the great figures of the day, this unconventional, bestselling historical romance from the National Book Award-winning author of In America touches on themes of sex and revolution, the fate of nature, art and the collector's obsessions, and, above all, love.


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Download or read book The Volcano Lover written by Susan Sontag and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 1992 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in 18th century Naples, based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife Emma, and Lord Nelson, and peopled with many of the great figures of the day, this unconventional, bestselling historical romance from the National Book Award-winning author of In America touches on themes of sex and revolution, the fate of nature, art and the collector's obsessions, and, above all, love.