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ISBN13: 9780061120152
ISBN10: 0061120154
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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.

About the Author

Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957) was born in England, and he attended Cambridge University. He spent much of his life traveling and lived in Paris, New York, Mexico, Los Angeles, Canada, and Italy, among other places. He is the author of numerous works, including Ultramarine and Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place.

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smerken, January 29, 2010 (view all comments by smerken)
A classic for me.
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MK222, March 27, 2009 (view all comments by MK222)
While in the process of reading Time Magazines 100 all time greatest novels, this title was next on my list. Upon reading 30 pages however, I was so tired of the constant run-on sentences that I put it down, never to be picked back up. The story and the premise seem good enough, but the style of writing is irritating to read. I'm actually dumbfounded as to how this made the list.
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shaw, December 11, 2007 (view all comments by shaw)
Of this book the New York Times said, "Under the Volcano” embraces everything from Dante to Freud to the cabala. Here it shambles like Cervantes, there it rages like Ahab, and every page of it pulsates on Out of Body Auto-Reply, that style of pure Lowry that points at once backward, to all European literature, and forward, to the mother of all nervous breakdowns."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061120152
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Lowry, Malcolm
Introduction by:
Spender, Stephen
Introduction:
Spender, Stephen
Author:
by Malcolm Lowry
Afterword by:
Vollmann, William T.
Afterword:
Vollmann, William T.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
All Souls' Day
Subject:
Alcoholics
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
S.
Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.92x5.32x1.09 in. .74 lbs.

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