Author(s): Lawrence, D. H., Dyer, Geoff,
Date of Publication: 31/01/2019,
Pagination: 512 pages,
Series: Penguin Modern Classics,
Imprint: Penguin Classics,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Literary essays, Literary studies: fiction novelists & prose writers
A brilliantly varied new selection of D. H. Lawrence's essays, chosen and introduced by Geoff Dyer.
For D.H. Lawrence the novel was the pinnacle, 'the one bright book of life', yet his non-fiction shows him at his most freewheeling and playful. This is a selection of his essays, on subjects including art, morality, obscenity, songbirds, Italy, Thomas Hardy, the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains and the narcissism of photographing ourselves.
Arranged chronologically to illuminate the patterns of Lawrence's thought over time, and including many little-known pieces, they reveal a writer of enduring freshness and force.