The Complete Poems of D.H. Lawrence

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Wordsworth Editions, 1994 - 352 sivua
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With an Introduction and Notes by David Ellis, University of Kent at Canterbury.

Lawrence's reputation as a novelist has often meant that his achievements in poetry have failed to receive the recognition they deserve. This edition brings together, in a form he himself sanctioned, his Collected Poems of 1928, the unexpurgated version of Pansies, and Nettles, adding to these volumes the contents of the two notebooks in which he was still writing poetry when he died in 1930.

It therefore allows the reader to trace the development of Lawrence as a poet and appreciate the remarkable originality and distinctiveness of his achievement. Not all the poems reprinted here are masterpieces but there is more than enough quality to confirm Lawrence's status as one of the greatest English writers of the twentieth century.

 

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RHYMING POEMS
1
Thief in the Night
14
Michael Angelo
35
Listening
75
The Shadow of Death
97
Roses on the Breakfast Table
166
Both Sides of the Medal
181
Song of a Man Who has Come Through
195
GHOSTS
335
PANSIES
343
Went to the Film
361
Climb Down O Lordly Mind
388
Man Reaches a Point
421
Fear of Society is the Root of All Evil
429
A Tale Told by an Idiot
435
NETTLES
478

FRUITS
218
Cypresses
234
FLOWERS
241
Sicilian Cyclamens
247
THE EVANGELISTIC BEASTS
255
CREATURES
266
Man and Bat
276
REPTILES
282
Tortoise Family Connections
289
BIRDS
300
The Ass
308
MORE PANSIES
495
Delight of Being Alone
504
Democracy is Service
542
LAST POEMS
574
Invocation to the Moon
582
The Ship of Death
603
APPENDIX
615
NOTES
629
INDEX OF FIRST LINES
643
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D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885. His father was a coal miner and Lawrence grew up in a mining town in England. He always hated the mines, however, and frequently used them in his writing to represent both darkness and industrialism, which he despised because he felt it was scarring the English countryside. Lawrence attended high school and college in Nottingham and, after graduation, became a school teacher in Croyden in 1908. Although his first two novels had been unsuccessful, he turned to writing full time when a serious illness forced him to stop teaching. Lawrence spent much of his adult life abroad in Europe, particularly Italy, where he wrote some of his most significant and most controversial novels, including Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterly's Lover. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, who had left her first husband and her children to live with him, spent several years touring Europe and also lived in New Mexico for a time. Lawrence had been a frail child, and he suffered much of his life from tuberculosis. Eventually, he retired to a sanitorium in Nice, France. He died in France in 1930, at age 44. In his relatively short life, he produced more than 50 volumes of short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel journals, and letters, in addition to the novels for which he is best known.

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