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Burning man : the trials of D.H. Lawrence / Frances Wilson.

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General Note:
"Originally published in 2021 by Bloomsbury Publishing, Great Britain, as Burning Man: The Ascent of D.H. Lawrence."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 416-473) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Argument -- Inferno: England, 1915-1919 -- Purgatory: Italy, 1919-1922 -- America, 1922-1925.
Summary, etc.:
"An electrifying, revelatory life of D.H. Lawrence, with a focus on his difficult middle years"-- Provided by publisher
Wilson focuses on Lawrence's decade of superhuman writing and travel between 1915, when The Rainbow was suppressed following an obscenity trial, and 1925, when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Taking after Lawrence's own literary model, Dante, Wilson's book pursues Lawrence around the globe and reflects his life of wild allegory. The result is a triptych of lesser-known episodes drawn from lesser-known sources, including tales of Lawrence as told by his friends in letters, memoirs, and diaries. Focusing on three turning points in Lawrence's pilgrimage and three central adversaries-- his wife, Frieda; the writer Maurice Magnus; and his patron, Mabel Dodge Luhan-- Wilson uncovers a lesser-known Lawrence, both as a writer and as a man. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Authors, English > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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Burning Man : The Trials of D. H. Lawrence
Burning Man : The Trials of D. H. Lawrence
by Wilson, Frances
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Burning Man : The Trials of D. H. Lawrence


An electrifying, revelatory new biography of D. H. Lawrence, with a focus on his difficult middle years "Never trust the teller," wrote D. H. Lawrence, "trust the tale." Everyone who knew him told stories about Lawrence, and Lawrence told stories about everyone he knew. He also told stories about himself, again and again: a pioneer of autofiction, no writer before Lawrence had made so permeable the border between life and literature. In Burning Man: The Trials of D. H. Lawrence , acclaimed biographer Frances Wilson tells a new story about the author, focusing on his decade of superhuman writing and travel between 1915, when The Rainbow was suppressed following an obscenity trial, and 1925, when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Taking after Lawrence's own literary model, Dante, and adopting the structure of The Divine Comedy , Burning Man is a distinctly Lawrentian book, one that pursues Lawrence around the globe and reflects his life of wild allegory. Eschewing the confines of traditional biography, it offers a triptych of lesser-known episodes drawn from lesser-known sources, including tales of Lawrence as told by his friends in letters, memoirs, and diaries. Focusing on three turning points in Lawrence's pilgrimage (his crises in Cornwall, Italy, and New Mexico) and three central adversaries--his wife, Frieda; the writer Maurice Magnus; and his patron, Mabel Dodge Luhan--Wilson uncovers a lesser-known Lawrence, both as a writer and as a man. Strikingly original, superbly researched, and always revelatory, Burning Man is a marvel of iconoclastic biography. With flair and focus, Wilson unleashes a distinct perspective on one of history's most beloved and infamous writers.

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