Language & Literature

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Slightly Foxed Presents Gordon Bowker on Malcolm Lowry

3:00pm | Saturday 23 March 2013
£11 - £--1 Hour{related_entries id="evnt_loca"}Slightly Foxed Presents Gordon Bowker on Malcolm Lowry{/related_entries}
About this Event:

The literary quarterly Slightly Foxed aims to revive interest in forgotten books and authors. Slightly Foxed contributor, Gordon Bowker, has written biographies of Malcolm Lowry, Lawrence Durrell, George Orwell and James Joyce.  He argues that biography should explore the consciousness of authors as well as the empirical reality of their lives, a task made easier in Lowry’s case by the confessional nature of his writings.

Often fuelled by alcohol, Lowry set out deliberately to produce great novels, adopting the Blakean axiom, ‘The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.’ With his first novel, Ultramarine, he produced a minor masterpiece, with Under the Volcano a work of genius. Critically acclaimed in America, Lowry is probably the least appreciated English literary genius.

Introduced by Gail Pirkis, editor of Slightly Foxed