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the gamekeeper's transcendence

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message 1: by Tracey (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:02AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tracey The life-changing thing about this book for me is Lawrence's idea that a couple coupling is a new animal, the co-king of the jungle. I wrote a couple papers about it in college, and now looking back, I see it still as revolutionary, all the way back to Genesis in its comprehension of the wonder inherent in tenderness, which is the point. . . .and that men should wear red pants.

Kirsten Mortensen Yes!

The symbolism is so rich. The forest Mellors tended was a mini-Eden. Partially logged during the war -- representing England losing its way via war & industrialization. Lord Chatterley "owned" the forest but as a broken man (strong mind but body destroyed) he could only penetrate it (ha ha) partially. He couldn't go back to the garden . . .

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