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Malcolm Lowry (1909 – 1957)


English poet and novelist best known for his novel Under the Volcano.
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Malcolm Lowry
I wake to a darkness in which I must follow myself endlessly, hating the I who so eternally pursues and confronts me. If we could rise from our misery, seek each other once more, and find again the solace of each otherís lips and eyes.
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The howling pariah dogs, the cocks that herald dawn all night, the drumming, the moaning that will be found later white plumage huddled on telegraph wires in back gardens or fowl roosting in apple trees, the eternal sorrow that never sleeps of great Mexico.
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Nothing in the world was more terrible than an empty bottle! Unless it was an empty glass.




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There was no mistaking, even in the uncertain light, the hand, half crabbed, half generous, and wholly drunken, of the Consul himself, the Greek eís, the flying buttresses of dís, the tís like lonely wayside crosses save where they crucified an entire word.
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What beauty can compare to that of a cantina in the early morning?
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What is man but a little soul holding up a corpse?
Malcolm Lowry
"What for you lie?" the Chief of Rostrums repeated in a glowering voice. "You say your name is Black. No es Black." He shoved him backwards toward the door. "You say you are a wrider." He shoved him again. "You no are a wrider." He pushed the Consul more violently, but the Consul stood his ground. "You are no a de wrider, you are de espider, and we shoota de espiders in Mťjico."
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How shall the murdered man convince his assassin he will not haunt him.
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And this is how I sometimes think of myself, as a great explorer who has discovered some extraordinary land from which he can never return to give his knowledge to the world: but the name of this land is hell.
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No se puede vivir sin amar.
Malcolm Lowry
There was something in the wild strength of this landscape, once a battlefield, that seemed to be shouting at him, a presence born of that strength whose cry his whole being recognized as familiar, caught and threw back into the wind, some youthful passage of courage and pride ó the passionate, yet so nearly always hypocritical, affirmation of oneís soul perhaps, he thought, of the desire to be, to do, good, what was right.




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How alike are the groans of love, to those of the dying.
Malcolm Lowry
"Christ," he remarked, puzzled, "this is a dingy way to die."
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But my lord, Yvonne, surely you know by this time I canít get drunk however much I drink.
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I want your life filling and stirring me. I want your happiness beneath my heart and your sorrows in my eyes and your peace in the fingers of my hand.
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For a time they confronted each other like two mute unspeaking forts.
Malcolm Lowry
God, how pointless and empty the world is! Days filled with cheap and tarnished moments succeed each other, restless and haunted nights follow in bitter routine: the sun shines without brightness, and the moon rises without light.
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