'Soundscapes in Lunar Caustic'

Ailsa Cox

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A reading of Malcolm Lowry's story, 'Lunar Caustic', published in several versions and under different titles, and based on his sojourn at Bellevue Hospital, New York, in 1936. The chapter focuses on Lowry's deployment of sound and silence, drawing on the influence of expressionist cinema on his work, notably F. W. Murnau's Sunrise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMalcolm Lowry's Poetics of Space
EditorsRichard J Lane, Miguel Mota
Place of PublicationOttawa
PublisherOttawa University Press
Number of pages300
ISBN (Print)9780776623405
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Oct 2016


  • Malcolm Lowry
  • Lunar Caustic
  • F. W. Murnau

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    Cox, A. (2016). 'Soundscapes in Lunar Caustic'. In R. J. Lane, & M. Mota (Eds.), Malcolm Lowry's Poetics of Space (pp. 113-127). Ottawa University Press. https://press.uottawa.ca/malcolm-lowrys-poetics-of-space.html