Complete with fresh perspectives, and drawing on the latest scholarship and biographical sources, The Life of D. H. Lawrence spans the full range of his intellectual interests and creative output to offer new insights into Lawrence’s life, work, and legacy.
- Addresses his major works, but also lesser-known writings in different genres and his late paintings, in order to reassess the innovative, challenging, and subversive aspects of Lawrence’s personality and writing
- Incorporates newly-discovered sources, including correspondence, a manuscript written in 1923-4, new evidence for important influences on his major novels and two previously unpublished images of the author
- Emphasizes Lawrence’s gregarious nature, his desire to collaborate with others, and his adaptability to different social situations
- Pays particular attention to the many interactions with literary advisors, editors, agents, publishers, and printers that were required for him to work as a professional writer
- Combines new material with astute commentary to provide a nuanced understanding of one of the most prolific and controversial authors of the twentieth century
Keywords: Women in Love; Lady Chatterley's Lover; Sons and Lovers; Rainbow; British literature; modernism; twentieth century literature; 20th century literature; English literature; Lawrence biography; D. H. Lawrence poet; D. H. Lawrence novelist; D. H. Lawrence playwright; D. H. Lawrence artist; literary criticism; literary modernism; Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies; D. H. Lawrence Research Centre