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Selected Letters [Reading] ➸ Selected Letters Author D.H. Lawrence – Buyprobolan50.co.uk DH Lawrence s renowned creativity is conspicuous in his letters He wrote to aristocrats, fellow authors, painters, publishers, and others from the intelligentsia but with equal concern to his sisters, DH Lawrence s renowned creativity is conspicuous in his letters He wrote to aristocrats, fellow authors, painters, publishers, and others from the intelligentsia but with equal concern to his sisters, a childhood friend suffering from tuberculosis, a post office clerk or an Italian servant girl Lawrence reveled in the act of communication, using a direct, unvarnished but invariably vivid style appropriate to each correspondent In this book, overof Lawrence s letters, carefully chosen from the authoritative seven volume Cambridge Edition exemplify Lawrence s artistry and humanness In his introductory essay James T Boulton provides a rare critical assessment of Lawrence s epistolary achievement There are annotations to the letters, a biographical list of correspondents, brief chronological and descriptive introductions to each section and a full general index This selection will appeal to Lawrence aficionados and will make good companion reading to his works.

  • Paperback
  • 188 pages
  • Selected Letters
  • D.H. Lawrence
  • English
  • 12 January 2018
  • 0140189505

About the Author: D.H. Lawrence

David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer of the th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinctLawrence s opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his savage pilgrimage At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents E M Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation Later, the influential Cambridge critic F R Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence s fiction within the canonical great tradition of the English novel He is now generally valued as a visionary thinker and a significant representative of modernism in English literaturetp enpedia wiki DHLaw.



10 thoughts on “Selected Letters

  1. M. Sarki M. Sarki says:

    I did follow the advice of Geoff Dyer and I read these Selected letters D.H Lawrence was not only a fine letter writer, he was timely and persistent Reading these letters in conjunction with a couple biographies and a personal triptych memoir regarding his travels in Italy, a reliable bullshit meter is installed, equipped, and in good operating condition Even if the person of Lawrence was a beast at times, he remained charming until the end, and what impressed me the most about his life long I did follow the advice of Geoff Dyer and I read these Selected letters D.H Lawrence was not only a fine letter writer, he was timely and persistent Reading these letters in conjunction with a couple biographies and a personal triptych memoir regarding his travels in Italy, a reliable bullshit meter is installed, equipped, and in good operating condition Even if the person of Lawrence was a beast at times, he remained charming until the end, and what impressed me the most about his life long battle with lung disease was how he somehow remained in amazing, unparalleled denial throughout the duration, even within a couple days before he finally succumbed Two snippets below can act for you as teasers To Ernest Collins, 17 January 1913 My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect We can go wrong in our minds But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true The intellect is only a bit and a bridle We have got so ridiculously mindful, that we never know that we ourselves are anything we think there are only the objects we shine upon A flame isn t a flame because it lights up two, or twenty objects on a table It s a flame because it is itself And we have forgotten ourselves The real way of living is to answer to one s wants Not I want to light up with my intelligence as many things as possible but For the living of my full flame I want that liberty, I want that woman, I want that pound of peaches, I want to go to sleep, I want to go to the pub and have a good time, I want to look a beastly swell today, I want to kiss that girl, I want to insult that man Instead of that, all these wants, which are there whether or not, are utterly ignored, and we talk about some sort of ideas Letter to Mabel Dodge Luhan9 Aug 1928re Lady Chatterly s Lover makes one hate hypocrisy and pruderythan ever and people as a bulk

  2. Jim Jim says:

    I m a big Lawrence fan, and so this correspondence is fascinating to read as we follow him through England and out to New Mexico Lawrence s fictional characters were very close to people he knew, and what s especially interesting is his attempts to soothe the ruffled feathers of people who were hurt by his portrayal of them.

  3. Brian Brian says:

    Being a fan of Lawrence s fiction, I was super excited to borrow this book and check out some letters This is the first collection of letters I ve read, by anyone, and I m loving it What a strange, volatile, imaginative, impulsive, passionate, perceptive, at times obsessive mind Lawrence has This may be the best kind of biography

  4. jojo jojo says:

    Just gorgeous What a fantastic person, who for all his maddening idiosyncracies, was passionately honest and deeply in love with the natural world He is the perfect letter writer, being keenly aware of the strange, joyful new moments everyday and deeply interested in people and other critters His searing sarcasm and strong opinions are very refreshing, especially if you re used to the whitewashed, please don t sue me style of many contemporary writers and interviewees It s oddly satisfying Just gorgeous What a fantastic person, who for all his maddening idiosyncracies, was passionately honest and deeply in love with the natural world He is the perfect letter writer, being keenly aware of the strange, joyful new moments everyday and deeply interested in people and other critters His searing sarcasm and strong opinions are very refreshing, especially if you re used to the whitewashed, please don t sue me style of many contemporary writers and interviewees It s oddly satisfying to read someone who hates as sincerely as he loves When he s angry, bitter, joyful, sad, amused he expresses it completely, either good and mad, poisonously vitriolic or passionately in love with tiny natural details I felt so bad for the hassle and smallminded nastiness he endured in his search to show sexual meaning in art At times he was portrayed as some sort of monster for daring to write about the reality of the hunan body without coyness, hypocrisy or grossness, and it s evident that this hurt him at times If that interests you his epilogue a propos Lady Chatterley s Lover is great

  5. Reader Reader says:

    Wonderful lyrical reading Disappointed by his remarks on Native Americans.

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