Today is the 102 birthday of Malcolm Lowry. I mention this here not just because the editors of Polis think that Under The Volcano is one of the best books ever written, but also because the forthcoming issue of Polis (which should be going to press sometime in early August) will be entitled Este Jardín; a reference to the warning the Consul finds while drunkenly meandering through a park garden:
¿Le gusta este jardín, que es suyo? ¡Evite que sus hijos lo destruyan!
(Do you like this garden, which is yours? Make sure your children don’t destroy it!
For those of you living in San Francisco, I suggest heading to the Mission District tonight and having a mescal at this bar: