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Title:
The Cambridge companion to D.H. Lawrence
Author:
Fernihough, Anne.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xx, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Ideas, histories, generations and beliefs : the early novels to Sons and lovers / Rick Rylance -- Narrating sexuality : The rainbow / Marianna Torgovnick -- Sex and the nation : "the Prussian officer' and Women in love / Hugh Stevens -- Decolonising imagination : Lawrence in the 1920s / Mark Kinkead-Weekes -- Work and selfhood in Lady Chatterley's lover / Morag Shiach -- Lawrence's tales / Con Coroneos and Trudi Tate -- Lawrence's poetry / Helen Sword -- Lawrence as dramatist / John Worthen -- The biographical issue : lives of Lawrence / Paul Eggert -- Lawrence and modernism / Michael Bell -- Lawrence and the politics of sexual politics / Drew Milne -- Lawrence and psychoanalysis / Fiona Becket -- Apocalypse now (and then). Or, D.H. Lawrence and the swan in the electron / Sandra M. Gilbert -- Post-mortem : Lawrence's critical and cultural legacy / Chris Baldick.
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ISBN:
9780521623391

9780521626170
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The Cambridge Companion to D. H. Lawrence contains fourteen chapters by leading international scholars. They offer a series of alternative perspectives on one of the most important and controversial writers of the twentieth century. These specially-commissioned essays offer diverse and stimulating readings of Lawrence's major novels, short stories, poetry and plays, and place Lawrence's writing in a variety of literary, cultural, and political contexts, such as modernism, sexual and ethnic identity, and psychoanalysis. The concluding chapter addresses the vexed history of Lawrence's critical reception throughout the twentieth century. The volume, which will be of interest to scholars and students alike, features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading.


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Choice Review

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


Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Chronology
List of abbreviations
Introduction Anne Fernihough
Part I Texts
1 Ideas, histories, generations and beliefs: the early novels to Sons and LoversRick Rylance
2 Narrating sexuality: The RainbowMarianna Torgovnick
3 Sex and the nation: 'The Prussian Officer' and Women in LoveHugh Stevens
4 Decolonising imagination: Lawrence in the 1920sMark Kinkead-Weekes
5 Work and selfhood in Lady Chatterley's LoverMorag Shiach
6 Lawrence's talesCon Coroneos and Trudi Tate
7 Lawrence's poetryHelen Sword
8 Lawrence as dramatistJohn Worthen
Part II Contexts and Critical Issues
9 The biographical issue: lives of LawrencePaul Eggert
10 Lawrence and modernismMichael Bell
11 Lawrence and the politics of sexual politicsDrew Milne
12 Lawrence and psychoanalysisFiona Becket
13 Apocalypse now (and then). Or, D. H. Lawrence and the swan in the electronSandra M. Gilbert
14 Post-mortem: Lawrence's critical and cultural legacyChris Baldick
Guide to further readingPaul Poplawski
Index