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This is less a review than an homage to my crazy mother (now I have you really intrigued, don't I?)
It was 1983, and I was in my first Catholic school. I'd spent my first six years of school in a public school, but my "behavioral issues" coupled with my lack of growth made me a target for bullies, so my parents were advised to move me to ano ...more
"Oh you earthy gamekeepers, well I don't know... oh alright... but only if you mention my private parts in a rough yet tender manner and clasp them enthusiastically betwixt your craggy extremities."
Lord Chatterley, from a mullioned window: "Grr, if I wasn't just a symbol of the impotent yet deadening power of the English aristocracy I'd whip that bounder to within an inch of an orgasm."
40 years later :
Barrister in full periw ...more
But the fact is, two-thirds of the way in I was done with this. I absolutely trudged through to the end.
Why? It's not because this is basically porn. I luuuuvs me the sex! Apparently this caused quite a scandal and I can see why. The language is sexually explicit, unn ...more
Well.........I can certainly see why LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER was banned soon after publication back in 1928.
So okay, you already know or anticipate that this particular classic is going to contain vulgarity and erotic situations, but for the life of me, I never thought it would be a combination of tedium and humor.
The story is rather unremarkable in itself, and pretty much given away in the book summary, so no spoiler here......
Aristocratic (and highly superior in his own mind) upperc...more
I think Lawrence is one of those writers you either love or hate, and this is possibly even more true of Lady Chatterley's Lover, his last novel. The author's confidence speaks on every page: firstly, Lawrence has no qualms about interjecting his opinion in the narration throughout. Secondly, the book is from the perspective of a woman, a challenge for any male author, and thirdly (and possibly most famously), the book makes liberal use of "fuck" and "cu ...more
There are no words to describe how much i love this book. I mean, i really, really, really do love this book, even if it became vulgar and indelicate at some point, even when i thought it was too much. I couldn't put it down, i had to keep reading, i had to keep reading D. H. Lawrence's words and sentences and paragraphs. I had the need to keep reading.
This man did something amazing in the begining of this book. Nobody has ever understood a female's temperament and ment ...more
(Here’s to my fourth Lawrence read, and counting…)
This is not your read if you cringe when faced with numerous sexual scenes that depict various sex positions, language that doesn’t shy away from using the four letter words that start with c and f, and insane sexual stream of thought. I suppose if one could wrap up Lawrence’s reasoning about his work, this would be a good summary phrase:
Sex is really only touch, the closest of all touch. And it...more
Η ιστορια μας απλή. Είμαστε στη βρετανική επαρχία την περιοδο της βιομηχανικής επανάσ ...more
Utah’s Reed Smoot was speaking to the 1930 Senate. To demonstrate just how filthy they were, he’d threatened to read from Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Honore de Balzac's Droll Tales, the poetry of Robert Burns, the Kama Sutra… The place was packed. Unfortunately ...more
Jones: I, uh, I beg your pardon?
Idle: Your, uh, your wife, does she go, eh, does she go, eh?
Jones: Well, she sometimes 'goes', yes.
Idle: I bet she does, I bet she does, say no more, say no more, know whatahmean, nudge nudge?
- Monty Python’s “Nudge Nudge” sketch
Why did I just quote that? I don’t know, it seems oddly appropriate somehow (but probably isn’t!)
From its reputation, I w ...more
Connie Chatterley, in my opinion, was a rather insipid character. She marries Clifford Chatterley, who gets injured in the war and comes back paralyzed. Consequently, she begins an affair with the gameskeeper, Oliver Mellors and discovers who she is as a woman.Lawrence definitely pushed the boundaries for 1920s standards.
I did sympathize with Connie's feelings of restlessness, aggravated by the fact that he ...more
5 stars and I don't hand those out lightly.
I finished this book only because it was a bookclub read and in order to discuss a book at meetings I really feel I need the full story. I thought this book was crap and I will explain why I thought so.
The Novel was banned and I do think that if it hadnt been banned this book would have had no impact what so ever and very few people would have bothered to pick it up to read.
The book was written back in the 1920s and I really do think that D H Lawe ...more
Se avessi letto questo libro qualche anno fa credo che non l'avrei apprezzato appieno, perché a mio avviso bisogna vivere delle esperienze simili per riuscire ad immedesimarsi in uno dei personaggi di questo libro.
Non è un romanzo per tutti, a tratti potrebbe risultare ridondante, noioso o addirittura volgare, ma io l'ho trovato vero e attuale.
Il mio personaggio preferito è sicuramente il guardiac ...more
Maybe it was the fact that Lawrence sometimes used words like "thee" and "thy" and "dost" mixed in with modern day vulgarities that added to the overall unintentional humor of it for me, or perhaps it was that the vulgarities were si ...more
In nineteen sixty-three
(which was rather late for me) -
Between the end of the "Chatterley" ban
And the Beatles' first LP.
-Philip Larkin, Annus Mirabilis.(1967)
Η κυρία Chatterley, αντίστοιχα με την κυρία Bovary, στο ομώνυμο έργο του Flaubert, επιδιώκει την ερωτική της ανάπτυξη· σε αντίθεση με την Bovary, ωστόσο, η ερωτική επιθυμία δεν είναι ριζωμένη στην ανία, δεν επιλέγει συντρόφους για να ξεφύγει από την πληκτική καθημερινότητα της επαρχιακής ζωής. Η Chatterley υποστηρίζε ...more
في البداية ، وقبل الريفيو :
كان دافعي الأول لقراءة رواية عشيق الليدي تشاترلي.. أنني عرقت أن
المحكمة البريطانية أحالت هذه الرواية إلى لجنة من الخبراء للبت فيها ضمّت"
علماء وكتّاباً ومثقفين ونساء ورجال دين، فاتفق هؤلاء على أن «عشيق الليدي تشاترلي» رواية ذات مستوى فني رفيع ولا يمكن اعتبارها إباحية بأي حال من الأحوال.
اضطرت هيئة المحكمة إلى الامتثال لهذا الرأي، بعدما أبدى رئيس الأساقفة فير وولويج رأيه بأن الرواية ليست مخلّة بالآداب، وأشارت سيدة أخرى في اللجنة إلى أن الرواية رفعت العلاقات الجنسية إل ...more
Unfortunately, I was hugely disappointed by the overwhelming majority of the book – despite some interesting (although somewhat naïve on occasion) discussions of sex, class and society.
Don’t get me wrong it was ...more
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