D. H. Lawrence: The Story of a Marriage

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 620 pages
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Maddox presents a richly detailed and startlingly new portrait of D. H. Lawrence: not the bearded prophet with the baleful eye, not the sickly and self-absorbed sexual outlaw, but a vulnerable, sensitive Lawrence, a hilarious mimic, a lover of nature, an inspired teacher, a brilliant journalist, an ecological visionary, and above all - as he saw himself - a married man. The prize-winning author of Nora (Mrs. James Joyce) examines Lawrence's perplexing, restless life through the greatest contradiction in it - his marriage to Frieda, a woman even more defiant of conventional morality than he was. Theirs was a mismatch made in heaven, a marriage with infidelities on both sides, verbal taunts and physical abuse, separations, and the strains of Lawrence's long struggle with tuberculosis. Yet her determined influence on his life and work cannot be overestimated, and they remained together until his bitter, tragic death.
 

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D.H. LAWRENCE: The Story of a Marriage

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Maddox (Nora, 1988) focuses on Lawrence's tumultuous union with a German aristocrat as the major factor goading him to his artistic quantum leaps. The working-class literary novice from the Midlands ... Read full review

D. H. Lawrence, the story of a marriage

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Maddox, best known for Nora (LJ 6/15/88), her excellent biography of James Joyce's wife, chooses to examine Lawrence's life "through the greatest contradiction in it: his marriage" to Frieda von ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
PART
19
Born Again Again
21
New Age Old Adam
25
In Want of a Wife
46
Waiting Puzzled
66
Not Yet Consumption
83
The Giantess
95
Legionnaires Disease
261
Where the Climates Sultry
271
Calling It Australia
292
The Search for Health in the Southwest
310
Blood
341
The BorderLine
370
Mrs Lawrences Lover
383
Fighting Back
409

PART
115
UnEnglished
117
The Wedding Ring
154
The Wider War
188
The Years the Damage Was Done
221
PART THREE
259
The Bookseller
432
A Dying Animal
453
Unfinished
478
In Her Own Right
484
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