This is a wide-ranging collection of essays and memoirs about Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957), one of the century's great novelists. Part I, the biographical section, includes Gordon Bowker's interview with British artist Julian Trevelyan, Gerald Noxon's memoir, Paul Tiessen's essays on Lowry's and Noxon's shared lives in Cambridge and Canada, and William C. McConnell's account of the writing experiences he shared with Lowry in Canada. Part II focuses on Under the Volcano. Part III discusses Lowry's career as modernist and post-modernist.
Paul Tiessen, Professor and Chairman of English at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, is editor of The Malcolm Lowry Review and of The Letters of Malcolm Lowry and Gerald Noxon, 1940- 1952 (University of British Columbia Press, 1988). Professor Gordon Bowker of Goldsmiths' College, University of London, edited several recent books on Lowry.