Malcolm Lowry

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Birthday
28, 1909
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 26, 1957 (47)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1909
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 26, 1957 (47)

About

Most famous for his acclaimed mid-twentieth century novel Under the Volcano, Lowry is also remembered for his early work Ultramarine, as well as for his posthumously-published novel October Ferry to Gabriola.

Before Fame

His early experience in the shipping industry inspired much of the material in his first novel. Following his youthful nautical adventures, he earned an English degree from the University of Cambridge.

Trivia

His masterwork, Under the Volcano, was ranked eleventh on the Modern Library's list of the Twentieth Century's best novels.

Family Life

His brief first marriage to Jan Gabrial was accompanied by his temporary confinement in a mental institution. His second marriage to Margerie Bonner lasted from 1940 until his death in 1957.

Associated With

After Lowry's passing, writer Earle Birney edited a collection of the deceased author's poems.

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