Ambiguous Discourse: Feminist Narratology & British Women Writers

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Woolf heard about the Lawrence novel early in 1928. A second, more likely guess is that the remarks on Lawrence were inserted in page proof during the late summer. Woolf's diary, from whence the dates above, shows that by January 1929 she had read and repeatedly discussed Lady Chatterley's Lover.
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Stephen Heath has spoken about this dominant discursive convention of lovemaking in twentieth-century fiction (he calls it "the sexual fix"), which frames the penis-vagina connection, with its male-female binary, and makes a large "primordial and cosmic investment in 'sexuality'" as "culminations of a life and a novel": "Writing love-making is again a problem of complicity with and support for the sexual fix, going over and over the standard pattern. Here if anywhere, one might think, differences would be fundamental, a plurality of positions and inscriptions would be possible. Yet here [he speaks in fact of a passage from Lady Chatterley's Lover] precisely the same is made and remade, the very fact of these scenes determined by the myth and its repetition; with the difficulty of writing otherwise, outside that repetition, immense," (130, 131, 126).

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