Mornings in Mexico and Other Essays by D. H. LawrenceMornings in Mexico and Other Essays by D. H. Lawrence

Mornings in Mexico and Other Essays

byD. H. LawrenceEditorVirginia Crosswhite Hyde

Hardcover | July 27, 2009

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This is the first critical edition of Lawrence's complete essays about Mexican and Southwestern Indians, both those published in 1927 as Mornings in Mexico, and the other essays Lawrence wrote about them during his American years. The number of essays, therefore, is more than double that of all previous editions. The early version of 'Pan in America' appears here for the first time, as do previously unpublished passages in other essays. The texts are informed by all extant manuscripts, typescripts, and early publications, with a full textual apparatus revealing Lawrence's revisions. The volume includes extensive notes and appendices with information on Mesoamerican mythology and history. Lawrence's interest in and real affection for the region and its peoples went beyond the travel writing genre and these essays hold significance not only for those interested in Lawrence but also in the wider context of these cultures of Mexico and the Southwest.
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:Mornings in Mexico and Other EssaysFormat:HardcoverDimensions:454 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.14 inPublished:July 27, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction; Note on the texts; Mornings in Mexico: Corasmin and the parrots; Walk to Huayapa; The Mozo; Market day; Indians and entertainment; The dance of the sprouting corn; The Hopi snake dance; A little moonshine with lemon; Other Essays, 1922-1928: Certain Americans and an Englishman; Indians and an Englishman; Taos; Au Revoir, U. S. A.; Dear old horse, a London letter; Paris letter; Letter from Germany; Pan in America; See Mexico after, by Luis Q.; New Mexico; Appendix I. 'Just back from the snake dance'; Appendix II. ['Indians and an Englishman' and 'Certain Americans and an Englishman']: early fragment in Luhan; Appendix III. 'Pan in America': early version; Appendix IV. ['See Mexico After, by Luis Q.'] (Early fragments); Appendix V. Mesoamerican and Southwestern American myth; Appendix VI. History timelines; Appendix VII. Maps; Explanatory notes; Textual apparatus; Glossary; Line-end hyphenation.

Editorial Reviews

"Cambridge University Press as part of its D.H. Lawrence series has published still another definitive and scrupulously designed edition, Mornings in Mexico and Other Essays-a volume that also provides primary and secondary source material on Mesoamerican mythology and history as well as accessible avenues for further cultural investigation by Lawrence scholars. The central text, Mornings in Mexico, remains one of Lawrence's most important collections of essays, and the talented editor, Virgina Crosswhite Hyde, provides a complete apparatus of indices, footnotes, maps, biographical timelines, chronological frameworks, and manuscript provenance to further establish the significance of Lawrence's provocative and lyrical essays on Mexico and the American Southwest....Aside from the superb quality of Lawrence's essays, the most impressive item in this edition must be Hyde's fifty-five page introduction-a work of outstanding scholarly synthesis and analysis that reflects a sensitivity to the doctrinal art of the essays as well as a shrewd awareness of Lawrence's impinging biography and his complex, often frustrating dealings with publishers, agents, and editors." -Peter Balbert, Trinity University, ELT