Birds, Beasts And Flowers by D. H. LawrenceBirds, Beasts And Flowers by D. H. Lawrence

Birds, Beasts And Flowers

byD. H. Lawrence

Paperback | July 1, 2002

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D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) made a contribution to poetry that, in the words of Louise Bogan, "can now be recognized as one of the most important, in any language, of our time." Birds, Beasts and Flowers, his first great experiment in free verse, was published when he was thirty-eight. This Black Sparrow edition re-sets the text in the format of the first edition (New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923) and restores several "indecent" lines suppressed by the original publisher. Lawrence's original jacket artwork is reproduced on the jacket in full color. Many of these individual poems are popular in anthologies, however they are best read in the context and continuum of the whole book. In preparing the original collection for publication, Lawrence grouped the poems in a purposeful sequence and prefaced many of the sub-sections with brief quotations from the third edition of John Burnet's Early Greek Philosophy, which particularly interested him at the time.
D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885. His father was a coal miner and Lawrence grew up in a mining town in England. He always hated the mines, however, and frequently used them in his writing to represent both darkness and industrialism, which he despised because he felt it was scarring the English countryside. Law...
Title:Birds, Beasts And FlowersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.04 × 6.44 × 0.48 inPublished:July 1, 2002Publisher:David R. Godine

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ISBN - 10:0876858663

ISBN - 13:9780876858660

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Ostensibly, he is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. During his incredible career - cut short by his early death from tuberculosis in 1930 - D.H. Lawrence turned out nearly 1,000 poems. Turn the pages of Birds, Beasts and Flowers! and you'll be treated to a rich and dizzying collection of the English author's verse which exudes the same beauty, wit and honesty that permeate his celebrated novels and short stories. Absolute must-reading for any Lawrence enthusiast.