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About the Author: D.H. Lawrence

David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct.

Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his "savage pilgrimage." At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as "the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel. He is now generally valued as a visionary thinker and a significant representative of modernism in English literature, although some feminists object to the attitudes toward women and sexuality found in his works.
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Hardcover, Published in Nov 2008 by Pomona Press

ISBN10: 1443734896 | ISBN13: 9781443734899

Page count: 228

This book contains D. H. Lawrence s 1916 travel book, "Twilight in Italy." Lawrence s first attempt at travel writing, it contains details about his voyage through Germany, the Alps, and Italy. Although fundamentally a travel book, "Twilight in Italy" is also a philosophic journey through alien cultures that deals heavily with the author s own personal experiences when confronted with magnificent landscapes and mountains. This book is highly recommended for lovers of interesting travel writing, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Lawrence s work. The chapters of this volume include: The Crucifix Across the Mountains, On The Lago Di Garda, The Spinner and the Monks, The Lemon Gardens, The Theatre, San Gaudenzio, The Dance, John, Italians in Exile, and The Return Journey . David Herbert Richards Lawrence (1885 - 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, literary critic, and painter, famed as the author of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" and "Sons and Lovers." Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author."

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