Barry Wood (essay date winter 1978)
SOURCE: Wood, Barry. “Malcolm Lowry's Metafiction: The Biography of a Genre.” Contemporary Literature 19, no. 1 (winter 1978): 1-25.
[In the following essay, Wood contends that Lowry's short story “Ghostkeeper” reveals insights into his creative process and acts as a model for his later work.]
The 1973 publication of “Ghostkeeper” in American Review made available one of the most tantalizing of Malcolm Lowry's later stories. Most commentators who have mentioned it note that it exists only in a first draft with inserted notes for revision; and Margerie Lowry includes an apologetic footnote to this effect in her Psalms and Songs version...
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