LAURA Malcolm (Lowry Malcolm)( English writer.)
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Biography LAURA Malcolm (Lowry Malcolm)
Born July 28, 1909 in Merseysayde in the family of average means. Before entering the University of Cambridge sailed before the mast in China. At the University (1929-1932) on impressions of the voyage written a first novel, Ultramarine (Ultramarine, 1933). Then went to Mexico, where, due to alcoholism several stints in jail. In 1939, Laurie has found refuge in British Columbia, where the correct health and began work on a novel at the foot of the volcano (Under the Volcano), which was completed in 1944, and published in 1947, declined until the 12 publishers. Laurie has lived in Canada with his second wife until 1954. Lowry died in England June 26, 1957.
Lauri thought of a great cycle of novels called endless wanderings, in which his masterpiece, at the foot of the volcano, were to occupy a central place. In this unusual novel recreated the last day of life, Jeffrey Fermin, perpetually drunken British consul in the Mexican town. Gathering clouds of World War II (the action takes place in 1939), and Fermц-n are desperately seeking to defend their dignity in the face of oppressing his frustration. In the complex symbolic poetics of the novel death of Fermin correlated with the universal myths of suffering and rebirth, as the fall of Adam and the story of Faust, while the imagery of the book goes back to Dante Hell. Seal of genius, evident in the novel at the foot of the volcano, marked, and the posthumous publication Heritage Lauri - poetry, collections of short prose and the novel Autumn ferry Gabriolu (October Ferry to Gabriola, 1970).