Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Novelist D.H. Lawrence was born - 1885



David Herbert Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885 in Eastwood, England. He was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent an extensive reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernization and industrialization. In them, Lawrence confronted issues relating to psychological health and vigor, impulsiveness, and character. His opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage." Some of his best known works include Sons and Lovers (1913) and Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928). At the time of his death on March 2, 1930 in Vence, France, Lawrence’s public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. Today, Lawrence is valued by many as a visionary thinker and significant representative of modernism in English literature.
 
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