Sherrill Grace shows how Malcolm Lowry's theme of a cyclical pattern of initiation, repeated ordeals with failure and retreat, followed by success and development, which in turn gave way to fresh defeat, influenced the structure, narrative style, and the symbolic pattern in his writing. The author also includes an appendix in which she examines the elements of Conrad Aiken's fiction and prose that had a significant impact on Lowry's work.
About the author
Sherrill E. Grace is professor of English, University of British Columbia, and the author of Inventing Tom Thomson.
Other titles by Sherrill E. Grace
Greening the Maple
Canadian Ecocriticism in Context
A Vision of the Orient
Texts, Intertexts, and Contexts of Madame Butterfly
Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador
A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador
Canada and the Idea of North
The Collected Letters of Malcolm Lowry, Volume II: 1947-1957
Swinging the Maelstrom
New Perspectives on Malcolm Lowry
Regression and Apocalypse
Studies in North American Literary Expressionism