I t's hard to imagine that David Herbert Lawrence will ever again be read with the passion and recognition that people evidently felt 40 years ago, when his cultural war was still not won. That war was against a Britain dead, he argued, from the neck down, a culture that denied the life force, that was revolted by the very existence of the body. A dire puritan legacy, going back to the Elizabethans, still poisoned the 20th century in perverse forms, such as Bloomsbury intellectualism, which Lawrence thought was as cold and unconnected to the dirty flow of existence as the Midlands industrialist forcing thousands of workers to live in ugly, hope-murdering slums. The frigid citadel came crashing down in , when Penguin Books was prosecuted at the Old Bailey for publishing the unexpurgated Lady Chatterley's Lover; Lawrence became a s icon, even though he had died in He's always going to be famous. But read?
D. H. Lawrence
D. H. Lawrence - Wikipedia
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His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. Lawrence's writing explores issues such as sexuality, emotional health, vitality, spontaneity, 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".