Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place, by Malcolm Lowry (1961), and published posthumously, won the 1961 Governor General's Award. It is a collection of 7 interrelated stories and novellas forming a shared thematic structure and unity of movement. Set in British Columbia, the stories feature 5 protagonists with different names and nationalities, but these characters are primarily aspects of one personality, a man who is undergoing a journey of self-discovery. These central characters are estranged from nature, tyrannized by the past, concerned about the ugly encroachment of civilization, and occasionally misanthropic. However, the final story becomes a lyrical affirmation of the joy of living, as the narrator achieves harmony and balance through his acceptance of the world around him.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Coates, Donna. "Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 22 April 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hear-us-o-lord-from-heaven-thy-dwelling-place. Accessed 10 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Coates, D. (2014). Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hear-us-o-lord-from-heaven-thy-dwelling-place
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Coates, Donna. "Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited April 22, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place," by Donna Coates, Accessed December 10, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hear-us-o-lord-from-heaven-thy-dwelling-place
Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place
Article by Donna Coates
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited April 22, 2014