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2nd Apr '13 6:53:59 PM Xtifr
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A modernist novel written by English author Malcolm Lowry and published in 1947.

''Under the Volcano'' was strongly influenced by Creator/JamesJoyce and ''{{Ulysses}}'', featuring stream-of-consciousness prose and recurring symbolism. However, the linguistic experiments are far less extensive.

Taking place on the Day of the Dead, 1938, in Mexico, it is the story of alcoholic British ex-consul Geoffrey Firmin; his estranged wife, Yvonne, and his younger brother, Hugh.

An earlier version from 1940 exists, but was roundly rejected by publishers, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prompting a rewrite]].
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!!'''This book provides examples of:'''

* TheAlcoholic
* ContemplateOurNavels - but quite poetically
* DownerEnding - [[spoiler:Including TheHeroDies]]
* DrowningMySorrows
* ExtremelyShortTimespan - apart from the first chapter, all of the book takes place in less than one day
* {{Faust}} - has parallels with that story
* FormerChildStar - Yvonne's short-lived teenage acting career
* TheMasochismTango
* OneHitWonder - Lowry wrote other books, but none are nearly as well regarded as this one
* SiblingRivalry - of a sort; for one thing, Geoffrey and Hugh are both romantically interested in Yvonne
* WhatCouldHaveBeen - in addition to the alternate version mentioned above, Lowry intended for the book to be part of a larger cycle. [[AuthorExistenceFailure He didn't get very far.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic - the book is rife with Kabbalistic and other occult references

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A modernist novel written by English author Malcolm Lowry and published in 1947.

''Under the Volcano'' was strongly influenced by Creator/JamesJoyce and ''{{Ulysses}}'', featuring stream-of-consciousness prose and recurring symbolism. However, the linguistic experiments are far less extensive.

Taking place on the Day of the Dead, 1938, in Mexico, it is the story of alcoholic British ex-consul Geoffrey Firmin; his estranged wife, Yvonne, and his younger brother, Hugh.

An earlier version from 1940 exists, but was roundly rejected by publishers, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prompting a rewrite]].
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!!'''This book provides examples of:'''

* TheAlcoholic
* ContemplateOurNavels - but quite poetically
* DownerEnding - [[spoiler:Including TheHeroDies]]
* DrowningMySorrows
* ExtremelyShortTimespan - apart from the first chapter, all of the book takes place in less than one day
* {{Faust}} - has parallels with that story
* FormerChildStar - Yvonne's short-lived teenage acting career
* TheMasochismTango
* OneHitWonder - Lowry wrote other books, but none are nearly as well regarded as this one
* SiblingRivalry - of a sort; for one thing, Geoffrey and Hugh are both romantically interested in Yvonne
* WhatCouldHaveBeen - in addition to the alternate version mentioned above, Lowry intended for the book to be part of a larger cycle. [[AuthorExistenceFailure He didn't get very far.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic - the book is rife with Kabbalistic and other occult references

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18th Nov '12 8:27:46 AM DynamicDragon
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21st Oct '12 3:53:29 PM nombretomado
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''Under the Volcano'' was strongly influenced by JamesJoyce and ''{{Ulysses}}'', featuring stream-of-consciousness prose and recurring symbolism. However, the linguistic experiments are far less extensive.

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''Under the Volcano'' was strongly influenced by JamesJoyce Creator/JamesJoyce and ''{{Ulysses}}'', featuring stream-of-consciousness prose and recurring symbolism. However, the linguistic experiments are far less extensive.
11th May '12 3:38:36 PM ImipolexG
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan - apart from the first chapter, all of the book takes place in less than one day


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen - in addition to the alternate version mentioned above, Lowry intended for the book to be part of a larger cycle. [[AuthorExistenceFailure He didn't get very far.]]
28th Feb '11 9:05:56 PM ImipolexG
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''Under the Volcano'' was strongly influenced by James Joyce and ''{{Ulysses}}'', featuring stream-of-consciousness prose and recurring symbolism. However, the linguistic experiments are far less extensive.

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''Under the Volcano'' was strongly influenced by James Joyce JamesJoyce and ''{{Ulysses}}'', featuring stream-of-consciousness prose and recurring symbolism. However, the linguistic experiments are far less extensive.
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