From the Mersey to the World
Edited by Bryan Biggs and Helen Tookey
Bryan Biggs is Artistic Director of The Bluecoat. He is co-editor with John Belchem of 'Liverpool City of Radicals' (LUP, 2011); with Helen Tookey of 'Malcolm Lowry: from the Mersey to the World' (LUP, 2009), and with Julie Sheldon of 'Art in a City Revisited' (LUP, 2009).
Helen Tookey is a successful freelance writer, editor and scholar (clients include Carcanet Press, Tate Liverpool, FACT, Liverpool Biennial) and also a published poet.
Introduction - 'The Voyage that Never Ends': Malcolm Lowry - from the Mersey to the world - Brian Biggs and Helen Tookey Malcolm Lowry - Who He Was and Who I Was and Who I Am - Ian McMillan Lowry's Wirral - Colin Dilnot Elliptical journeys: Malcolm Lowry, Exile and Return - Cian Quayle Lunatic city: Lowry's 'Lunar Caustic' and New York - Michele Gemelos 'It is Not Mexico of Course, but in the Heart...': Lowry seen from Quauhnahuac - Alberto Rebollo 'Lowrytrek': Towards a Psychogeography of Malcolm Lowry's Wirral - Mark Goodall 'No se puede vivir sin amar' - Ailsa Cox 'Eridanus, Liverpool' : Echoes and Transformations at the Edge of Eternity - Annick Drosdal-Levillain Uxorious Prose: Malcolm Lowry's 'October Ferry to Gabriola - Nicholas Murray The Malcolm Lowry Room - Michael Turner Malcolm Lowry's Land - Robert Sheppard Malcolm Lowry: Neglected Genius - Gordon Bowker Lowry Timeline Notes on Contributors Acknowledgments
Malcolm Lowry: From the Mersey to the World is a visually arresting hard-cover volume beautifully and brashly produced by Liverpool University Press. The editors and over twenty other contributors provide a lucid meandering-a sharp-eyed "drifting;' both meditative and documentary, through space and from place to place that resonates with Lowry's resistances to rigidly linear narrative lines and revels in his investigations of spatial depths and circular structures.
Canadian Literature 208, Spring
Under the Volcano is probably the novel that I have read the most times in my life. I would like not to have to read it any more but that would be impossible, for I shall not rest until I have discovered where its hidden magic lies.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
This is a compelling and beautiful book, both to read and to look at.
The Review of English Studies
Size: 250 x 175 mm
Publication: September 21, 2009