Kangaroo

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Kangaroo is D. H. Lawrence's eighth novel, set in Australia. He wrote the first draft in just forty-five days while living south of Sydney, in 1922, and revised in three months later in New Mexico. The descriptions of the country are among the most vivid and sympathetic ever penned, and the book fuses lightly disguised autobiography with an exploration of political ideas at an immensely personal level. His anxiety about the future of democracy, caught as it was in the turbulent cross currents of fascism and ...
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Overview

Kangaroo is D. H. Lawrence's eighth novel, set in Australia. He wrote the first draft in just forty-five days while living south of Sydney, in 1922, and revised in three months later in New Mexico. The descriptions of the country are among the most vivid and sympathetic ever penned, and the book fuses lightly disguised autobiography with an exploration of political ideas at an immensely personal level. His anxiety about the future of democracy, caught as it was in the turbulent cross currents of fascism and socialism, is only partly appeased by his vision of a new bond of comradeship between men based on their unique separateness. Lawrence's alter ego Richard Somers departs for America to continue his search. Based on a collation of the manuscript, typescripts and first editions, this text of Kangaroo is closest to what Lawrence would have expected to see in print. There is a full Textual apparatus of variants, a comprehensive Introduction giving the background and history of composition and publication and a summary of contemporary reviewers' opinions. Explanatory notes elucidate the many geographical, political and literary allusions in the text; there are three maps and an appendix detailing the Australian locations.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Review of Books
. . . the most truthful and disturbing image one can find of Australia in literature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781178759976
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

D. H. Lawrence
David Herbert Lawrence was born in Nottinghamshire in 1885 and died in Vence, France, in 1930. He was the son of a coal-miner and a mother from a family with middle-class aspirations. He was a poet, short story writer, travel writer, playwright, art critic as well as being one of the most consummate novelists of the twentieth century.

Biography

Born in Nottinghamshire, England, D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) was the author of a remarkable array of novels, stories, poetry, literary criticism, and travel writing, including the novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, and Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      David Herbert Richard Lawrence. Called "Bert" by his family. Jessie Chambers and Lawrence H. Davison are pseudonyms.
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 11, 1885
    2. Place of Birth:
      Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      March 2, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Vence, France

Table of Contents

General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Cue-titles; Introduction; Kangaroo; Explanatory notes; Textual apparatus; Appendix; A note on pounds, shillings and pence.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Wierd the plot was unique and the idea of the novel is also unique. Everything else is terrible

    waste of money and waste of time downloading and reading. Do not buy. Has wierd wording. The end of may is not winter. Ughhh.

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