D. H. Lawrence: The Man Who Lived

D. H. Lawrence: The Man Who Lived

D. H. Lawrence: The Man Who Lived

D. H. Lawrence: The Man Who Lived


Harry T. Moore, major biographer and pioneer in Lawrence scholarship, characterizes this book as "altogether one of the truly fine critical and expository volumes on the man whom so many major critics now regard as the outstanding English writer of this century."

The 27 essays in this book are divided into 8 parts: An introductory section; Lawrence's Short Stories; The Textual Edition of Lawrence's Works; Ideas and Techniques; Lawrence's Major Works; Lawrence and Women; The Textual Edition of Lawrence's Letters; and Some Conclusions.

Contributors include Ernest Tedlock, "Lawrence's Voice: A Keynote Address"; Gerald Pollinger, "The Lawrence Estate"; Michael Black, "The Works of D. H. Lawrence: The Cambridge Edition"; and Warren Roberts, "Problems in Editing D. H. Lawrence." Other established scholars include George J. Zytaruk, "Editing Lawrence's Letters: The Strategy of Volume Division"; Mark Spilka, "Lawrence versus Peeperkorn on Abdication; or, What Happens to a Pagan When the Juice Runs Out? ";L. D. Clark, "Immediacy and Recollection: The Rhythm of the Visual in D. H. Lawrence (with photographs by La Verne Harrell Clark)"; James C. Cowan, "D. H. Lawrence and the Resurrection of the Body"; and Harry T. Moore, "The Prose of D. H. Lawrence."

Other scholars contributing to this book are Keith Cushman, John S. Poynter, Ian MacNiven, Peter H. Balbert, Michael Squires, Sandra M. Gilbert, Emile Delavanay, Scott Sanders, Charles L. Ross, and Charles Rossman. There are also essays by Armin Arnold, Lydia Blanchard, Evelyn J. Hinz and John J. Teunissen, James T. Boulton, Gerald M. Lacy, David Farmer, and Keith Sagar.


The idea of holding the International D. H. Lawrence Conference: Lawrence Today at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in April 1979 was first suggested by Professor Robert B. Partlow, Jr., editor of the Dickens Studies Annual and chairman of the Department of English. When he mentioned the possibility of this conference to me, I said it was an excellent idea, but explained that, because of other pressing commitments, I could act only in a somewhat distant advisory capacity: I could suggest the names of some Lawrence critics as well as some possible topics and would be happy to present a paper myself, but could do no more. With industry and astuteness--and I will accept no disclaimers of modesty from him--Dr. Partlow went to work at once on the project, which he brilliantly organized, first of all obtaining a suitable grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and then inviting participants. Besides this, he made arrangements for lodging, transportation, and meals, and of course organized the program.

The Conference was an enormous success, and fortunately we have in this volume the lectures that were delivered as well as the panel papers. In addition to the various important scholars who took a direct part in the proceedings, we had visitors from as far away as Jamaica, Portugal, and Japan. One of the most distinguished guests was Mr. Gerald Pollinger of London, director of the Laurence Pollinger Authors' Agency and executor of the Lawrence Estate. We were also pleased to have Mr. Michael Black, Publisher of the Cambridge University Press, under whose sponsorship Lawrence's entire writings are being reprinted in textual editions; many of the editors of these volumes, from both Great Britain and the United States, also attended, and this volume presents some of their assessments of the progress of the project. In addition to the veteran Lawrence scholars who took part in the project--such as Mark Spilka, Ernest Tedlock, George Zytaruk, James C. Cowan, L. D. Clark and others--the program here included a number of younger Lawrence commentators who greatly helped to illuminate the proceedings, making this book altogether one of the . . .

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