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The Plumed Serpent by D.H. Lawrence
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Jan 15, 2010

it was ok
Read in March, 2010

I made it to page 200 and decided to quit. Some gorgeous passages, but this book is seriously WAAAY too new-agey. And the constant romanticism of Mexico's "dark races" and "masses of black-eyed peons" is, well, racist. I know it was written in the early 20th century... but I cant handle it! Oh, and the heroine, Kate, is this weak, frightened Irishwoman who basically does nothing but stand transfixed by "the dark eyed" Mexicans, who, by the way, have no authentic voice...they are always just banging drums and chanting to the god Quetzalcoatl. I enjoyed Lady Chatterly's Lover and Ill read Sons and Lovers one of these days. But Im tossing The Plumed Serpent!

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