D. H. Lawrence and 'Difference': Postcoloniality and the Poetry of the Present

D. H. Lawrence and 'Difference': Postcoloniality and the Poetry of the Present

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Overview

This important study from the prizewinning novelist and critic Amit Chaudhuri explores D. H. Lawrence's position as a "foreigner" in the English canon. Focussing on the poetry, Chaudhuri examines how Lawrence's works, and Lawrence himself, have been read, and misread, in terms of their "difference." This is the first time that Lawrence's poetry has been discussed in the light of post-colonial and post-structuralist theory; it is also the first time a leading post-colonial writer of his generation has taken as his subject a major canonical English writer, and, through him, remapped the English canon as a site of "difference."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199260522
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Amit Chaudhuri is a well-known novelist and critic. He writes regularly for the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and Granta; and his works have appeared in many major publications, including the New Yorker, the New Republic, the Observer, and the Guardian. In 2000, Chaudhuri was named as one of the Observer's 21 Writers for the Millennium.
Awards for his fiction include: first prize in the Betty Trask Awards; the Commonwealth Literature Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia); the Society of Authors' Encore Prize for Best Second Novel; the Southern Arts Literature Prize; and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. His third novel, Freedom Song, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and one of the New York Public Library's 25 Books to Remember, 2000.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Lawrence's 'Author-God'
2. Intertextuality in Birds, Beasts and Flowers
3. Lawrence's Pictography
4. An Alternative Aesthetic
5. Conclusion: Lawrence's 'Difference' and the Working Class
Bibliography

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