Thursday, 30 August 2012

How To Be Happy Though Dead

Lowry refers to a fictional book in Dana's drunken ramblings to the German sailor Popplereuter in Chapter 3 of Ultramarine; "Read my collected works first, several thousand volumes.....paying special attention to my masterpiece, How To Be Happy Though Dead. "

Lowry's reference is a joke most likely upon a series of books by Reverend E.J. Hardy including How To Be Happy Though Married and How To Be Happy Though Civil.

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