Ultramarine

Ultramarine

Malcolm Lowry Margerie B. Lowry Margerie Lowry / Jun 16, 2019

Ultramarine Malcolm Lowry who would permanently stake his claim to literary immortality with the masterpiece Under the Volcano wrote Ultramarine his debut as an undergraduate at Cambridge Displaying the lingu

  • Title: Ultramarine
  • Author: Malcolm Lowry Margerie B. Lowry Margerie Lowry
  • ISBN: 9781585676958
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • Malcolm Lowry, who would permanently stake his claim to literary immortality with the masterpiece Under the Volcano, wrote Ultramarine, his debut, as an undergraduate at Cambridge Displaying the linguistic virtuosity and haunting imagery that became signatures of Lowry s mature style, Ultramarine, a novel he continually rewrote and revised from publication until his deathMalcolm Lowry, who would permanently stake his claim to literary immortality with the masterpiece Under the Volcano, wrote Ultramarine, his debut, as an undergraduate at Cambridge Displaying the linguistic virtuosity and haunting imagery that became signatures of Lowry s mature style, Ultramarine, a novel he continually rewrote and revised from publication until his death, is one of his central works, and this new edition offers the opportunity for a fuller assessment of his place in the modern canon.Ultramarine is the story of Dana Hilliot s first voyage, as mess boy on the freighter Oedipus Tyrannus bound for Bombay and Singapore of his struggle to win the approval of his shipmates, trying to match their example in the bars and bordellos of the Chinese ports while at the same time remaining faithful to his first love, Janet, back home in England Alternating between Dana s own narrative and the ribald humor and colorful language of the seamen s conversation, Ultramarine depicts a boy s initiation into the company of men.

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      • Malcolm Lowry Margerie B. Lowry Margerie Lowry

        Malcolm Lowry was a British novelist and poet whose masterpiece Under the Volcano is widely hailed as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century Born near Liverpool, England, Lowry grew up in a prominent, wealthy family and chafed under the expectations placed upon him by parents and boarding school He wrote passionately on the themes of exile and despair, and his own wanderlust and erratic lifestyle made him an icon to later generations of writers Lowry died in a rented cottage in the village of Ripe, Sussex, where he was living with wife Margerie after having returned to England in the summer of 1955, ill and impoverished The coroner s verdict was death by misadventure, and the causes of death given as inhalation of stomach contents, barbiturate poisoning, and excessive consumption of alcohol.It has been suggested that his death was a suicide Inconsistencies in the accounts given by his wife at various times about what happened at the night of his death have also given rise to suspicions of murder.Lowry is buried in the churchyard of St John the Baptist in Ripe Lowry reputedly wrote his own epitaph Here lies Malcolm Lowry, late of the Bowery, whose prose was flowery, and often glowery He lived nightly, and drank daily, and died playing the ukulele, but the epitaph does not appear on his gravestone


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    1. To address the most obvious questions first: Is Ultramarine the equal of Under the Volcano? No. Is it worth your time? Yes. Does it contain swatches of prose that hint at the glory that would be fully-realized in Volcano? God, yes. In heaps. So there you go, lazy bastards: a crib notes version to help you decide whether to proceed. I remain, as ever, your literary laboratory rat. On with the show.No one writes ‘drunk’ like Malcolm Lowry, nor does anyone write it better. I’ll admit to a 20- [...]


    2. A rollicking sea-journey ; makes the promise Lowry's later and alcohol-addled masterwork would make good on--namely, that he'd be incapable of writing about anyone other than himself--alcohol-addled. Tragic for him; a plus for us.


    3. So I read ‘Through the Panama’ in Lowry’s only collection, Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place, and was blown away. Perhaps the rest of the collection wasn’t as impressive, but I wanted to read more. Happily, I’d grabbed the aforementioned collection, Ultramarine, Lowry’s first novel, and Under the Volcano from my father’s Penguin paperback collection. But I also went further and picked up some first editions of his other books. And, er, Ultramarine, his first novel. Agai [...]


    4. I should have known better than to pick this up, especially after the mediocre experience in Mexico.I made it through 55 repetitive pages of ship parts, clipped and interrupted salty dog jargon, and a toff pining for his virgin girlfriend, even though his balls were clearly turning ultramarine blue!Life is WAY too short to spend another minute with this one!


    5. could somebody tell Dean that I read this please? and also that it made sense to me so it would probably be underwhelming for him.


    6. Really a romance between the narrator Hilliot, a young sailor trying to prove that he's worthy of life at sea, and the ship's chef Andy. Tension between them drives the plot. Janet, the love object left behind, is underdeveloped and seems pretty boring. The scenes in which Hilliot is drunk are probably the best, though it's sort of spooky to enjoy them in the context of Lowry's (alcoholic) life and writing career (ruined by said alcoholism). Nowhere near as good as Under the Volcano.(Hilliot, wh [...]


    7. Por vezes desconcertante, outras vezes brilhante, nota-se claramente que o livro foi inicialmente escrito quando Lowry era novo, mas revisto posteriormente, juntando assim uma espontaneidade original, com alguma profundidade cuidada (bem como, infelizmente, alguma fragmentação). O livro conta a história quase autobiográfica do escritor, quando este foi marinheiro na sua juventude, sendo o tema principal em torno do seu afirmar junto da restante tripulação.


    8. 3 stars just because it lacks the dense symbolic langauge that I really enjoy from Lowry. This book is more Lowry's attempt to escape the influence of Nordahl Grieg, who he would later explicitly deal with in the lost-and-found novel In Ballast to the White Sea.To me, this is a great novel for people interested in Lowry before he really dove into Joyce and Eliot, but perhaps not one for those who haven't read any other Lowry. I believe it might be rightly classified as juvenilia.


    9. Wanted to read early Lowry, this was his first book, mostly written when he was around 20. Lots to criticize but showed a taste of what was to come, his classic "Under The Volcano".





    10. I started reading this by accident. I forgot that I hadn't been able to finish Lowry's other book (Under the Volcano), either. His writing style is grating - watery, stream-of-consciousness prose where you can't tell what's real and what's drunken blathering. Overlapping dialogue ascribed to no one and frequent lapses into various foreign languages. Characters are boring, self-absorbed, Holden Caulfield types. maybe something for an English major to have to analyze. I don't want to.


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