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The Life of DH Lawrence

Frances Wilson

63 mins watch time

Posted May 2021

History, Art and Culture

History has remembered Lawrence as a nostalgic modernist, a sexual liberator, a misogynist, a critic of genius, and a sceptic who told us not to look in his novels for ‘the old stable ego’, yet pioneered the genre we now celebrate as autofiction. But where is the real Lawrence in all of this, and how – one hundred years after the publication of Women in Love – can we hear his voice above the noise?