Grove, Dana Books

Rhetorical Analysis of "Under the Volcano." Malcolm Lowry's Design Governing Postures
1990 0-88946-929-6
Dana Grove's A Rhetorical Analysis of "Under the Volcano"- Malcolm Lowry's Design Governing Postures is a valuable volume-length close reading of Lowry's magnum opus, a useful primer on the intricacies of this dark text for the uninitiated. Grove's is an astute and lucid study that explicates Lowry's text on a chapter-by-chapter basis for its techniques, themes, and sources, while providing a useful synthesis of the best that has been thought and said about the novel. In particular, Grove's bibliography of other critical studies (including the original book reviews) of Under the Volcano is comprehensive and current.