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The Cambridge companion to D.H. Lawrence

The Cambridge companion to D.H. Lawrence contains fourteen chapters by leading international scholars. They offer a series of new perspectives on one of the most important and controversial writers of the twentieth century. These specially-commissioned essays offer diverse and stimulating readings o...

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Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Fernihough, Anne.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
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Online Access: Online version
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The 14 leading Lawrence scholars who contribute to this volume make it a worthy addition to the "Cambridge Companions to Literature" series, now more than 50 volumes strong. The present title is especially useful because of the seemingly unstoppable flood of new editions of Lawrence's works and of biographical and critical scholarship that sometimes exhibits cult-like devotion or angry denunciation. The contributors to this volume are guilty of neither in their appraisals of Lawrence's volatile relation to literary modernism, political and psychosexual theories, and notions of ethnic identity. Since Lawrence left his stamp on every idea he appropriated, understanding the intellectual climate in which his genius took shape is crucial. Well-documented essays discuss his writing in all genres along with some interesting biographical issues. Also included is a chronology of Lawrence's personal and literary life, bibliographical information about the texts cited in the volume, and a guide to further reading in primary and secondary titles. In form and content, the book exemplifies the series' high standards and should prove indispensable to scholars charting their own course in sometimes-choppy critical seas. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. M. S. Vogeler emerita, California State University, Fullerton

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