The Canonization of Two Underground Classics: Howard O'Hagan's Tay John and Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano Fee, Margery
The reception of O'Hagan's Tay John and that of Lowry's Under the Volcano is compared. Although both authors were familiar with avant-garde modernist writing and art, O'Hagan buried his sophisticated allusions and presented himself, not as a well-educated lawyer, but as a "mountain man." Lowry appealed to a much wider audience.
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