Selected Critical Writings

Selected Critical Writings

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'A critic must be able to feel the impact of a work of art in all its complexity and force. To do so, he must be a man of force and complexity himself...' 'A critic must be emotionally alive in every fibre, intellectually capable and skilful in essential logic, and then morally very honest.' These comments by D. H. Lawrence are as close a description as any of himself as a critic. They come from his essay on fellow novelist John Galsworthy, and there are many other pieces on novels and novelists in this selection. But Lawrence's range of genres extends to poetry and plays and paintings, and his critical writing encompasses an enormous variety of subjects, from Aeschylus and the Apocalypse to symbolism and syphilis, for his nterests are philosophical , psychological, religious, moral, sociological, historical and cultural as well as literary and artistic. This selection is a treasure-trove of 'thought adventures' by one of literature's liveliest critical spirits.show more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 129.5 x 200.7 x 20.3mm | 249.48g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192823647
  • 9780192823649

Table of contents

THOMAS MANN (1913); FROM STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY (1914); POETRY OF THE PRESENT (1919); WHITMAN (1920); THE SPIRIT OF THE PLACE (1922); FENIMORE COOPER'S LEATHERSTOCKING NOVELS (1922); HERMAN MELVILLE'S TYPEE AND OMOO (1922); HERMAN MELVILLE'S MOBY DICK (1922); THE FUTURE OF THE NOVEL (1923); REVIEW OF A SECOND CONTEMPORARY VERSE ANTHOLOGY (1923); THE PROPER STUDY (1923); REVIEW OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION(1924); CLIMBING DOWN PISGAH (1924); ART AND MORALITY (1925) MORALITY AND THE NOVEL (1925); THE NOVEL (1925); HIM WITH HIS TAIL IN HIS MOUTH (1925); REVIEW OF HADRIAN THE SEVENTH (1925); WHY THE NOVEL MATTERS (1925); JOHN GALSWORTHY (1927); INTRODUCTION TO MASTRO-DON GESUALDO (1927); CHAOS IN POETRY (1928); REVIEW OF FOUR CONTEMPORARY BOOKS (1928); INTRODUCTION TO THESE PAINTINGS (1929); INTRODUCTION TO PANSIES (1929); MAKING PICTURES (1929); PORNOGRAPHY AND OBSCENITY (1929); INTRODUCTION TO THE DRAGON OF THE APOCALYPSE (1930).USUAL OWC APPARATUSshow more

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