D.H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study

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Swallow Press, 1964 - Literary Criticism - 110 pages
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In 1932, two years after D. H. Lawrence's death, a young woman wrote a book about him and presented it to a Paris publisher. She recorded the event in her diary: “It will not be published and out by tomorrow, which is what a writer would like when the book is hot out of the oven, when it is alive within oneself. He gave it to his assistant to revise.” The woman was Ana´s Nin.

Nin examined Lawrence's poetry, novels, essays, and travel writing. She analyzed and explained the more important philosophical concepts contained in his writings, particularly the themes of love, death, and religion, as well as his attention to primitivism and to women. But what Ana´s Nin brought to the explication of Lawrence's writing was an understanding of the fusion of imaginative, intuitive, and intellectual elements from which he drew his characters, themes, imagery and symbolism.

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User Review  - Paul Gleason - Goodreads

Nin's book provides a solid and passionately poetic introduction to Lawrence. She cuts to the core of his work and doesn't bear any of the prejudices against DHL novels known only to specialists ... Read full review

Contents

The Approach to D H Lawrences World
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Lawrences World
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Experiences
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Copyright

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Ana´s Nin (1903–1977) was one of the most unique literary figures of this century. As a novelist she was distinctly catalytic, and her life-long diary resembles no other in the history of letters. Her books have been translated in a dozen languages.

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