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Amber Paulen

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DH Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence

DH Lawrence was a dogged writer. His books were banned in his own country, an outsider, he required that life and deed not be separated. Dead at the age of forty-four, one can’t help to wonder about the books we are missing.

The Rainbow, Women in Love, Sons and Lovers

Set in England these three of his early books ring with pastoral scenes, crystallizing on a myriad of relationships.

Twilight in Italy

A thin book of essays written when D.H. Lawrence lived and travelled in Italy. Especially charming. I am often brought back to his description of covered lemons along the Lago di Garda shore.

Four Short Novels

A very satisfying collection of four novellas, proving that Lawrence was also master of the craft in the short form.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover and A Propos of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’

Perhaps one of the most influential books I’ve ever read. Lady Chatterley’s Lover was passionately written, it resonates passionately, not only because of the sex. So much of this book bores down into me; I think it has become part of me. See also: Oliver Mellors and Isolation

The First Lady Chatterley and John Thomas and Lady Jane

The two previous drafts of Lady Chatterley’s Lover were published after Lawrence’s death. They make for riveting study, though I still prefer the final version. See also: Development of a Sentence, a short comparison of a single sentence as written in the three drafts of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

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