West Sussex Author Explores World of Malcolm Lowry: Angmering author Nigel Foxcroft explores the world of English late modernist writer Malcolm Lowry in his new book

Nigel Foxcroft, Phil Hewitt

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Abstract

The Kaleidoscopic Vision of Malcolm Lowry: Souls and Shamans invites you to step into my world. It will take you on a highly topical journey into the life and works of the English late modernist writer, Malcolm Lowry. Born in New Brighton, Wirral, this great fiction author had close links to Sussex. Writing in the first half of the twentieth century, he was fascinated by the complex and interrelated realm of his experiences: it was – and is -one where ancient and contemporary cultures meet. Join me on an expedition which spans the continents of Europe, the Americas, and Asia. We shall trace Lowry’s steps by venturing to Russia, Mexico, Canada, and the Far East on a quest to decipher the hidden secrets of cultures and civilizations. My interdisciplinary book will provide you with a historical lens which highlights literature’s role in heightening awareness of contemporary issues of global significance too. These include current economic and political uncertainties, environmental concerns, and ecological degradation. I hope readers will share a glimpse into Lowry’s colourful, yet often disturbing works, whilst being prompted to see some of our own society’s challenges from a different perspective.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWest Sussex author explores world of Malcolm Lowry
Media of outputChichester Observer
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameChichester Observer
ISSN (Print)0963-3723

Keywords

  • Malcolm Lowry
  • modernism
  • Sussex
  • Day of the Dead
  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • Cuernavaca
  • Mexican civilization
  • Hispanic civilization
  • Russian civilization
  • Under the Volcano
  • In Ballast to the White Sea
  • Mitla
  • Monte Alban
  • Aztec
  • Zapotec
  • Underworld
  • Día de Muertos
  • shamanic
  • English literature
  • culture

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