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D. H. Lawrence : Language and Being - Michael Bell

D. H. Lawrence

Language and Being

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1992
ISBN: 9780521392006
Number Of Pages: 260

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D. H. Lawrence once wrote that 'we have no language for the feelings'. The remark testifies to the struggle in his novels to express his sophisticated understanding of the nature of being through the intransigent medium of language. Michael Bell argues that Lawrence's currently unfashionable status stems from a failure to perceive within his informal expression the nature and complexity of his ontological vision. He traces the evolution of the struggle for its articulation through the novels, and looks at the way in which Lawrence himself made it a conscious theme in his writing. Embracing in this argument Lawrence's failures as a writer, his rhetorical stridency and also his primitivist extremism, Michael Bell creates a powerful and fresh sense of his true importance as a novelist.

Competing voices in the early novels
The 'metaphysic' of The Rainbow
The 'worlds' of Women in Love
The personal, the political and the 'Primitive': Aaron's Rod and Kangaroo
Sentimental primitivism in The Plumed Serpent
'Love' and 'Chatter' in Lady Chatterley's Lover
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ISBN: 9780521392006
ISBN-10: 0521392004
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 31st January 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.05  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.59

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