The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence: D. H. Lawrence: Late Essays and Articles

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence: D. H. Lawrence: Late Essays and Articles

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In his last years D. H. Lawrence often wrote for newspapers; he needed the money, and clearly enjoyed the work. He also wrote several substantial essays during the same period. This meticulously-edited collection brings together major essays such as Pornography and Obscenity and Lawrence's spirited Introduction to the volume of his Paintings; a group of autobiographical pieces, two of which are published here for the first time; and the articles Lawrence wrote at the invitation of newspaper and magazine editors. There are thirty-nine items in total, thirty-five of them deriving from original manuscripts; all were written between 1926 and Lawrence's death in March 1930. They are ordered chronologically according to the date of composition; each is preceded by an account of the circumstances in which it came to be published. The volume is introduced by a substantial survey of Lawrence's career as a writer responding directly to public interests and concerns.
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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 138 x 215 x 22mm | 580g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1107461839
  • 9781107461833
  • 1,541,542

Table of contents

General editor's preface; Prefatory note; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Cue-titles; Introduction; Late essays and articles: Note on the texts; Mercury; [Return to Bestwood]; Getting on; Which class I belong to; Newthorpe in 2927; The 'Jeune Fille' wants to know; Laura Philippine; That women know best; All there; Thinking about oneself; Insouciance; Master in his own house; Matriarchy; Ownership; Autobiography; Women are so cocksure; Why I don't like living in London; Cocksure women and hen-sure men; Hymns in a man's life; Red trousers; Is England still a man's country?; Sex appeal; Do women change; Enslaved by civilisation; Give her a pattern; Introduction to pictures; Myself revealed; Introduction to these paintings; The state of funk; Making pictures; Pornography and obscenity; Pictures on the wall; The risen lord; Men must work and women as well; Nottingham and the mining countryside; We need one another; The real thing; Nobody loves me; Appendix 1. Early draft of 'The 'Jeune Fille' Wants to Know'; Appendix 2. Vanity Fair version of 'Do Women Change'; Appendix 3. 'Mushrooms': an autobiographical fragment; Explanatory notes; Textual apparatus; A note on pounds, shillings and pence.
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"...the writings reflect the immense versatility and variation in quality evident throughout Lawrence's productive literary career. Highly Recommended." J.E. Steiner, emerita, Drew University "To read these wonderful essays, and the many other pieces in this volume, is to reacquaint onself with the lyrical and visionary brilliance of Lawrence's art--even when the passion and insight are compressed into the limiting format of a newspaper article." English Literature in Transition, Peter Balbert, Trinity University
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About D. H. Lawrence

James T. Boulton is Emeritus Professor of English Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence and of the 8-volume Cambridge Edition of the Letters of D. H. Lawrence.
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