Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957) was born in England, and he attended Cambridge University. He spent much of his life traveling and lived in Paris, New York, Mexico, Los Angeles, Canada, and Italy, among other places. He is the author of numerous works, including Ultramarine and Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place.
"[Lowry's] masterpiece. . . has a claim to being regarded as one of
the ten most consequential works of fiction produced in this
century. . . . It reflects the special genius of Lowry, a writer
with a poet's command of the language and a novelist's capacity to
translate autobiographical details into a universal
"One of the towering novels of this century."--New York Times