Over the last five decades, the reputation of D.H. Lawrence has dramatically dwindled. Once seen as one of the greatest of modernists, opening up consciousness and enlarging the possibilities of literary expression, he is now seen as a relatively minor figure, often purveying perverse and undesirable perspectives.

It is not difficult to grasp the exact reasons for Lawrence’s fall from grace. Some of the political positions expounded in his late writing and ranting now strike us as all but repugnant. Lawrence’s conviction that vital social systems required an aristocracy of the spirit before ...


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