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D.H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study

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In 1932, two years after D. H. Lawrence's death, a young woman wrote a book about him and presented it to a Paris publisher. She recorded the event in her diary: “It will not be published and out by tomorrow, which is what a writer would like when the book is hot out of the oven, when it is alive within oneself. He gave it to his assistant to revise.” The woman was Anaïs N ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published January 1st 1964 by Swallow Press (first published 1931)
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Paul Gleason
Nin's book provides a solid and passionately poetic introduction to Lawrence. She cuts to the core of his work and doesn't bear any of the prejudices against DHL novels known only to specialists - books like Twilight in Italy, The Lost Girl, and Kangaroo - and explores their merits. Also, without providing any direct comparisons to other modernist authors (except Proust), she reveals the innovations and experimental nature of DHL's prose style and philosophy. I'd recommend Nin's book to any new ...more
B If you are hoping to get some valuable criticism for your Lawrence paper, you won't find it here. What you will find is a different view of Lawrence--Nin's commentary in a flowing fashion, full of interesting tidbits. Recommended for Nin and Lawrence fans.
Valerie Valentine
thrilling to read it cover to cover like a cupcake. i am a thorough nin nut. i also enjoyed her excerpts of lawrence & her pure admiration. reads a bit like school essay, but her young earnestness is adorable.
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French-born novelist, passionate eroticist and short story writer, who gained international fame with her journals. Spanning the years from 1931 to 1974, they give an account of one woman's voyage of self-discovery. "It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all." (from The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. I, 1966)

Anaïs Nin was largely ignored until the 1960s. Today she is
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