D. H. Lawrence and the Bible by T. R. WrightD. H. Lawrence and the Bible by T. R. Wright

D. H. Lawrence and the Bible

byT. R. Wright

Paperback | January 11, 2009

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The Bible, as Wright's book demonstrates, plays a key role in nearly all D. H. Lawrence's work. It supplies not only the inspiration but on occasion the target for his parody. After considering the extraordinary range of Lawrence's reading, Wright engages in a theoretically informed but clear exploration of the textual dynamics of Lawrence's writing. His writing is seen to reveal a prolonged struggle to read the Bible in a much broader spirit than that encouraged by orthodox Christianity.
Title:D. H. Lawrence and the BibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:January 11, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521093228

ISBN - 13:9780521093224

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. 'The Work of Creation': Lawrence and the Bible; 2. Biblical intertextuality: Bakhtin, Bloom and Derrida; 3. Higher criticism: Lawrence's break with Christianity; 4. Poetic fathers: Nietzsche and the Romantic tradition; 5. Pre-war poetry and fiction: Adam and Eve come through; 6. Re-making Genesis: The Rainbow as counter-Bible; 7. Double-reading the Bible: Esoteric Studies and Reflections; 8. Genesis versus John: Women in Love, The Lost Girl and Mr Noon; 9. Books of Exodus: Aaron's Rod, Kangaroo and The Boy in the Bush; 10. Prose sketches, 'Evangelistic Beasts' and Stories with biblical 'Overtones'; 11. Prophetic voices and 'red' mythology: The Plumed Serpent and David; 12. The Risen Lord: The Escaped Cock, Lady Chatterley's Lover and the Paintings; 13. Apocalypse: the conflict of love and power; 14. Last Poems: final thoughts; List of references; Indices.

Editorial Reviews

"T.R. Wright 's book install renewed respect both for the Bible's continuing resonance and for the ways in which that resonance shape s creative and critical writing alike...this study will prove very useful to readers interested in Lawrence, the Bible, and, most importantly, their fruitful intersection." English Literature in Transition 2002