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Malcolm Lowry (1909)

Lowry was an English writer known for his articulation of the spiritual desolation of the modern individual. His reputation rests on the semi-autobiographical 1947 novel Under the Volcano. Set in Mexico—from which Lowry was once deported—it recounts the last day of a dispirited, alcoholic, former British consul. Though critically praised, it received popular recognition only after Lowry's death—probably from the effects of alcoholism—at 47. What rumors surround his cause of death? More...
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Malcolm Lowry (1909)
Lowry was an English writer known for his articulation of the spiritual desolation of the modern individual. His reputation rests on the semi-autobiographical 1947 novel Under the Volcano. Set in Mexico—from which Lowry was once deported—it recounts the last day of a dispirited, alcoholic, former British consul. Though critically praised, it received popular recognition only after Lowry's death—probably from the effects of alcoholism—at 47.
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Malcolm Lowry’s Mysterious Death

This night, events came to a head. There was drinking, as usual, and an argument, as usual. Bonner later told police that, to stop him drinking, she smashed the gin bottle. He threatened her with the broken shards, and she fled, spending the night at a neighbor’s house. When she returned the next morning, she found Lowry on the bedroom floor, dead, amid the debris of broken glass, a splintered furniture and scattered food.

But as Bonner told her story to the police, to friends and to Lowry’s relatives, inconsistencies began to crop up. She wrote to friends that Malcolm had repeatedly threatened to commit suicide and that she had found a note, which she had promptly destroyed, a point she never mentioned to the police.

A bottle containing 20 sleeping pills was missing, yet she had taken one that night at her neighbor’s house. Two hours after the police had searched the room, she found the missing bottle, in a drawer in the spare bedroom. Lowry’s friends were suspicious. They’d seen him with the shakes. The prospect of a drunken, suicidal Lowry able to twist off the cap on a pill bottle, then replacing the cap and hiding the bottle in the next room, seemed too bizarre to be believed.

The truth behind Lowry’s death will probably never be known, except maybe to Lowry, who told a psychiatrist that either he was going to kill Bonner, or she was going to kill him.

http://planetpeschel.com/2009/06/malcolm-lowrys-mysterious-death-1957/
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