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Malcolm Lowry
English novelist
(1909-57)



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Nothing in the world was more terrible than an empty bottle! Unless it was an empty glass,
-- Under the Volcano (1947), ch. 3

Where are the children I might have had? You may suppose that I might have wanted them. Drowned to the accompaniment of the rattling of a thousand douche bags.
-- Under the Volcano (1947), ch. 10

How alike are the groans of love to those of the dying.
-- Under the Volcano (1947), ch. 12

Dark as the Grave Wherein my Friend is Laid
-- Title of novel (published posthumously in 1968)

Late of the Bowery
His prose was flowery
And often glowery
Who worked nightly,
And sometimes daily,
And died playing the ukulele.
-- 'Epitaph', in: The Collected Poetry of Malcolm Lowry, Kathleen Scherf, ed. (1992)


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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