Mornings in Mexico and Other Essaysby D. H. Lawrence
Pub. Date: 08/31/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is a critical edition of D. H. Lawrence's complete essays about Mexican and Southwestern Indians, both those published in 1927 as Mornings in Mexico, and the other essays Lawrence wrote about them during his American years. The number of essays, therefore, is more than double that of all previous editions. The early version of 'Pan in America' appears here… See more details below
This book is a critical edition of D. H. Lawrence's complete essays about Mexican and Southwestern Indians, both those published in 1927 as Mornings in Mexico, and the other essays Lawrence wrote about them during his American years. The number of essays, therefore, is more than double that of all previous editions. The early version of 'Pan in America' appears here for the first time, as do previously unpublished passages in other essays. The texts are informed by all extant manuscripts, typescripts, and early publications, with a full textual apparatus revealing Lawrence's revisions. The volume includes extensive notes and appendices with information on Mesoamerican mythology and history. Lawrence's interest in and real affection for the region and its peoples went beyond the travel writing genre and these essays hold significance not only for those interested in Lawrence but also in the wider context of the cultures of Mexico and the Southwest.
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Table of ContentsChronology; Introduction; Note on the texts; Mornings in Mexico: Corasmin and the parrots; Walk to Huayapa; The Mozo; Market day; Indians and entertainment; The dance of the sprouting corn; The Hopi snake dance; A little moonshine with lemon; Other Essays, 1922–8: Certain Americans and an Englishman; Indians and an Englishman; Taos; Au Revoir, USA; Dear old horse, a London letter; Paris letter; Letter from Germany; Pan in America; See Mexico after, by Luis Q.; New Mexico; Appendix I. 'Just back from the snake dance'; Appendix II. ['Indians and an Englishman' and 'Certain Americans and an Englishman']: early fragment in Luhan; Appendix III. 'Pan in America': early version; Appendix IV. ['See Mexico After, by Luis Q.'] (Early fragments); Appendix V. Mesoamerican and Southwestern American myth; Appendix VI. History timelines; Appendix VII. Maps; Explanatory notes; Textual apparatus; Glossary; Line-end hyphenation.
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