West-East Influences on Malcolm Lowry

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    Renowned for his masterpiece, Under the Volcano (1947), the late-modernist writer, Malcolm Lowry (1909-57) was fully aware of the role played by literature in heightening awareness of the interconnectedness of our environment. His shamanic perceptions and reflective consciousness – which are brilliantly showcased in his account of the Día de (los) Muertos, or the Mexican Day of the Dead festival - require an interdisciplinary voyage of discovery. This chapter seeks to contribute to the development of a psychogeographic and historical framework for the investigation and evaluation of modernism’s international dimensions and multicultural interconnectedness. It provides a foundation for the consideration of the influence of cultures and civilizations – east and west, ancient and modern – on modernist authors and on avant-garde artists, be they, for example, American, British, or else, Continental.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationActas do XIV Encontro Internacional Malcolm Lowry
    EditorsMarcelo Teixeira
    Place of PublicationLisbon
    PublisherBanco de Portugal
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Apr 2020
    EventXIV Encontro Internacional Malcolm Lowry - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 30 Oct 201931 Oct 2019


    ConferenceXIV Encontro Internacional Malcolm Lowry


    • Malcolm Lowry
    • Day of the Dead
    • Under the Volcano
    • Russian literature
    • Modernism
    • Walter Benjamin
    • Frankfurt School
    • Ignatius L. Donnelly
    • Atlantis
    • Aztec
    • English literature


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