The Visionary D. H. Lawrence: Beyond Philosophy and Art by Robert E. MontgomeryThe Visionary D. H. Lawrence: Beyond Philosophy and Art by Robert E. Montgomery

The Visionary D. H. Lawrence: Beyond Philosophy and Art

byRobert E. Montgomery

Paperback | June 4, 2009

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Lawrence's work is placed in the context of developments in the tradition of Romantic poet-philosophers and visionary thinkers. Robert E. Montgomery shows how Lawrence reacted to the work of Nietzsche, Heraclitus and Jacob Boehme, where he found ideas similar to his own and precedents for his attempts to evolve a new mode of prophetic-poetical-philosophical discourse, and how Lawrence's place in the visionary tradition differs from that of contemporaries Eliot and Yeats. The result is an exploration of the complex vision that informs and unifies Lawrence's work.
Title:The Visionary D. H. Lawrence: Beyond Philosophy and ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.59 inPublished:June 4, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521112427

ISBN - 13:9780521112420

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Flesh, Word, and Holy Ghost: Lawrence and Schopenhauer; 3. The passionate struggle into conscious being: Lawrence and Nietzsche; 4. 'A dry soul is best': Lawrence and Heraclitus; 5. The science of the soul: Lawrence and Boehme; 6. Conclusion: Romanticism and Christianity.

Editorial Reviews

"...provides us with a history of ideas behind Lawrence's texts, and encourages us to make our own further connections between Lawrence and his 'parallel' minds. The prose, given the complexity of the subject matter, is on the whole clear and compelling....The Visionary D.H. Lawrence is a useful companion piece for our readings of Lawrence's works." Judith Ruderman, English Literature in Transition