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The Forest Path to the Spring and October Ferry to Gabriola Summary
Malcolm Lowry

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The Forest Path to the Spring and October Ferry to Gabriola Summary

Lowry's real subject is the war which Nature wins over nature, the triumph of the discovered correspondence between elemental forces, the eviction of the individual from his/her spiritual roots, and humankind's abiding but muted selflessness. His entire thrust in The Forest Path to the Spring is summed up by something akin to Thoreau's acknowledgement that his life before Walden had been a sham. Lowry apologizes for the "mere heroics" and "vain gestures" that have characterized his life. Yet he — Everyman — has to "go beyond remorse, beyond even contrition ... pass beyond the pride I felt in The Forest Path to the Spring and October Ferrymy accomplishment, and to accept myself as a fool again." The real antagonist is the world which Thoreau and Lowry would banish in the interests of discovering the self. The Forest Path to...

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