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Under the Volcano - Malcolm Lowry
Under the Volcano
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Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, struggles to surmount the forces that threaten to destroy him as he copes with alcholism, a failing marriage, and family secrets during one fateful celebration of the Day of the Dead, in a novel set in 1930s Mexico. Reprint.
Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, struggles to surmount the forces that threaten to destroy him as he copes with alcholism, a failing marriage, and family secrets during one fateful celebration of the Day of the Dead, in a novel set in 1930s Mexico. Reprint.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060955229 (0060955228)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 Under the Volcano
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JulieM
JulieM rated it
2.0 Under the Volcano: A Novel (Perennial Classics)
I know I once said that I could listen to John Lee read the phone book. Although I'm not saying that listening to his narration of Under the Volcano is the same as listening to a recitation of a directory listing, I think I understood and enjoyed this book about the same amount. The story is the f...
kamilah
kamilah rated it
5.0 Under the Volcano
If you want a rich, modernist epic that infuses cinematic forms and mythological references into a day in the life of an anti-hero but don't want to kill yourself with Ulysses, try Under the Volcano. You won't die. You'll just get headaches, in a good way.
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it
4.0 Under the Volcano
I was initially quite disconcerted by the novel's style. Narration freely mixed with stream-of-consciousness, leaps in time, shifting points of view -- all this I quickly adjusted to, but what took me longer was the highly literary artifice of the language, the erudite vocabulary and diction, the om...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
5.0 Under the Volcano: A Novel (Perennial Classics)
After the first 50 pages confused me to the point of almost shelving it, Under the Volcano's spiraling mix of numbing vice and intoxicating prose slowly sucked me in. It reminds me of Nabokov's Lolita. They have the same unbearable depravity; appalling for the degeneracy, appealing for the luxurious...
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