Reflections On The Death Of A Porcupine And Other Essays by D. H. LawrenceReflections On The Death Of A Porcupine And Other Essays by D. H. Lawrence

Reflections On The Death Of A Porcupine And Other Essays

byD. H. LawrenceEditorMichael Herbert

Paperback | January 29, 1988

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This volume contains what Lawrence himself called "philosophicalish" essays written in the decade 1915-25. The topics range from politics to nature, from religion to education; the tone from lighthearted humor to mordant wit, to spiritual meditation. For all these contrasts, however, the essays share many of the underlying themes of the mature Lawrence: "Be thyself" could be the volume's motto. As far as possible, this edition restores what Lawrence wrote before typists, editors, and compositors made the extensive alterations that have been followed in all previous editions of the texts--on occasion entire passages removed by mistake or for reasons of censorship have been recovered. The introduction describes the genesis, textual history, and reception of the essays; notes offer help with allusions and other difficult points. Several incomplete and unpublished essays are reproduced in an appendix.
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:Reflections On The Death Of A Porcupine And Other EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.22 inPublished:January 29, 1988Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521358477

ISBN - 13:9780521358477

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Table of Contents

General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Cue-titles; Introduction; Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and Other Essays; Appendix I; Explanatory notes; Textual apparatus; Appendix II; A note on pounds, shillings and pence; Index.