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Lady Chatterley's Lover
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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
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
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
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
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
“Sex is just another form of talk, where you act words instead of saying them.
Lawerence’s last novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is one of most challenged works– on account of its use of then unprintable words. Its free publishing was one of the main events of sexual revolution of 1960s. And okay, I mean it is a great book but what will you say to a book that has conversations like these:
‘Well, young man, and what about my daughter?'
The grin flickered on Mellors' face.
'Well, Sir, and what ab
I am 66 years-old. Yes, a Baby Boomer, raised by secular Adlai Stevenson Democrats in the San Francisco Bay Area! At home wherever I turned, books lined the walls: math books, physics and astronomy books, history books, art books, New Age books, religious books, classic and contemporary literature books, even Lady Chatterley’s Lover. But, and here’s the weird part, I never even once peeped between the covers of that infamous book. In spite of my parents’ liberal views, I knew they expected me to ...more
far from producing passion in me, the reader, it made me ashamed that ...more
5 stars and I don't hand those out lightly.
"A woman could take a man without really giving herself away. Certainly she could take him without giving herself into his pow ...more
I found this a really difficult book to rate. For reading enjoyment, I liked it but didn't love it. Lawrence's style is somewhat stilted and despite the passionate nature of the novel it doesn't read like a romance it is more a social commentary of the time with it's th ...more
And to this day, it has a certain reputation. At least it did for me, something along the lines of, "Oh, that one that got banned for saying 'cunt' so many times". I had this vague notion it was about a steamy affair between a fancy count ...more
“In quella breve notte estiva imparò molto. Aveva pensato che una donna potesse morire di vergogna. E invece, fu la vergogna a morire. La vergogna, che è paura: la profonda vergogna organica, l’antica paura fisica che si annida nelle radici stesse del nostro corpo, e che può essere fugata solo dal fuoco della sensualità, alla fine era stata scovata e stanata dalla caccia fallica dell’uomo, e Connie giunse nel cuore della giungla di se stessa. Sentì di aver ormai toccato il fondo vero e proprio...more
Bleh. I don't actually remember the story that well, but what I do remember is Lawrence's fatal combo of thinking himself an expert on female sexuality and completely misrepresenting it. Some of the worst men-writing-women I've encountered. Also: not even a very sexy book. A colossal disappointment.
I've heard other Lawrence books are more w ...more
From a letter Lawrence wrote, quoted by Richard Hoggart in the Introduction:
"It's what the world would call very improper.... But you know it's not really improper - I always labour at the same thing, to make sex relations valid and precious, instead of shameful. And this novel is the furthest I've go ...more
I disliked the characters in this book for the most part, although Mellors had his moments of appeal. I can see what Lawrence was trying to do, and the reasons for his own frustrations with the world, but it didn't work for me. Mainly ...more
"You are a slave to your own idea of yourself."
I loved the opposites and the parallels drawn in the story. Of how Lady Chatterley felt just as trapped in love as she felt free. Of how sweet she was to her husband (view spoiler)[in her divorce letter (hide spo ...more
'Real knowledge comes out of the whole corpus of the consciousness; out of your belly and your penis as much as out of your brain and mind. The mind can only analyse and rationalize. Set the mind and the reason to cock it over the rest, and all they can do is to criticize, and make a deadness. I say all they can do. It is vastly important. My God, the world needs criticizing today… criticizing to de ...more