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The Complete Short Stories, Vol 3

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In the judgment of many, Lawrence's expansive genius found its happiest expression within disciplined limits, for in his short stories and short novels his powers are never weakened by the repetitions which mar some of his longer works. As a short-story writing, Lawrence at his best was unexcelled.
Mass Market Paperback, 228 pages
Published March 31st 1977 by Penguin Books (first published 1961)
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J.M. Hushour
Mar 13, 2016 J.M. Hushour rated it liked it
This final volume of the collected short fiction of Lawrence is definitely the weakest one. You get the sense that by this point DH was spinning his wheels in the mud since half the stories begin exactly the same: X was Y and she had an income of Z pounds. The only one that really stands out is "Last Laugh" which is just weird and wonderful. I'd give this collection a pass unless you're an obsessive completist who thrives on Lawrence's descriptions of hair and shoes.
Po Po
Sep 27, 2016 Po Po rated it really liked it
I have a throbbing rock hard boner for this guy. D to the H, M F Lawrrrrrrrreeeeeeennnnnnnnccccceeeeee!!! Shockingly disturbing little stories exhibiting man's corruption, greed, lust, jealousy and infinite discontentment. Humans are powered by selfishness. Bottom line-- humans are little shits. Some are medium to big shits. :)
Johanna
Nov 12, 2015 Johanna rated it liked it
Ok, I get it. People are lonely and all destroy each other.

At moments, I did love this. But mostly, I hated it.
Kezia
Jul 25, 2011 Kezia rated it really liked it
Shelves: literature
"With my body I thee worship."

Since the Age of Enlightenment, we in the West have believed ourselves and our "minds" to be separate and distinct from our physical bodies, and our bodies to be separate from spirit. Lawrence makes these forces dance in a triangle in this collection.

New to me is his ghost stories - many of these pieces carry supernatural themes. Not every story is a great success, and the themes of marital and family strife, unfulfilled women, and masculine idealism can feel repet
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Jennie
Apr 20, 2008 Jennie rated it liked it
Shelves: british-lit
Generally speaking, I really, really like Lawrence, but generally speaking, I also don't really care for short stories that much. Lawrence has some powerful stories in this collection, but also some that I just didn't understand or enjoy, and a few that suffer from some fairly blatant racism or, more commonly, sexism. Overall, I liked this volume, but not as well as volumes 1 or 2 (although I would probably have to reread 1 and 2 to figure out which one was better).
Jan
Some great quotes: "He began, as we begin all our attemps to regain Paradise, by spending money." from "The Man Who Loved Islands"

"Things" one of my favorite short stories recommended by an English professor on my first trip to Europe. "Then the halo died from around the furniture, and the things became things, lumps of matter that just stood there or hung the, ad infinitum, and said nothing;
Ingrid
Oct 08, 2011 Ingrid rated it liked it
I was lucky to find this at an used book store. Maybe I will stumble across volumes 1, 2, and 4 in the future to make this set of stories complete.
Kevin Gallan
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Jake
Aug 30, 2015 Jake rated it liked it
Good old D.H. Lawrence wrote some good stories and some forgettable stories in this collection.
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David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues rel ...more
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