D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love: A Casebook

D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love: A Casebook

by David Ellis
     
 

Although D. H. Lawrence's stock has fallen in recent times there are now signs of a revival. Of all his works, Women in Love is widely regarded as the most complex and rewarding. Apart from the classic essay by Joyce Carol Oates, all the items collected in this volume were published after 1990. Written by scholars from the United Kingdom, France, Australia and

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Although D. H. Lawrence's stock has fallen in recent times there are now signs of a revival. Of all his works, Women in Love is widely regarded as the most complex and rewarding. Apart from the classic essay by Joyce Carol Oates, all the items collected in this volume were published after 1990. Written by scholars from the United Kingdom, France, Australia and Canada, as well as the United States, they illustrate both the way recent theoretical developments in literary studies can be made relevant to readings of Lawrence and the healthy persistence of traditional methods of analysis. They also reveal Women in Love as a twentieth century classic that continues to challenge its readers and refuses to be pigeonholed. College students will find this collection an invaluable aid in their efforts to come to terms with the novel and for those of their elders who admire Lawrence it will provide a convenient and interesting way of discovering the kind of reactions he has provoked in the last fifteen years. The collection also contains a photograph of the statuette that was quite clearly the inspiration of Lawrence's description of Loerke's Lady Godiva, along with a note from the scholar who has only very recently announced its discovery.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195170276
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, DAVID ELLIS
Lawrence's Götterdämmerung: The Tragic Vision of Women in Love, JOYCE CAROL OATES
The First "Women in Love", JOHN WORTHEN
Into the Ideological Unknown: Women in Love, DAVID PARKER
Lawrence in Another Light: Women in Love and Existentialism, JOHN B. HUMMA
Ars Erotica or Scientia Sexualis?: Narrative Vicissitudes in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love, GERALD DOHERTY
The Myth of the Fall in Women in Love, JACK F. STEWART
Entrapment and Escape in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love, BETHAN JONES
Totem, Taboo, and Blutbrüderschaft in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love, CAROLA M. KAPLAN
Violence in Women in Love, MARK KINKEAD-WEEKES
The Dialogue with the Avant-Gard in Women in Love, GINETTE KATZ-ROY
Loerke's Statuette, J.B. BULLEN
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