D.H. Lawrence

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An English novelist and poet, D.H. Lawrence was born September 11, 1885, in Nottingham, England. He was the son of a coal miner and a school teacher. His mother, the school teacher, was socially superior. She constantly tried to alienate her children from their father. The difference in social status between his parent’s was a recurrent motif in Lawrence’s fiction. David Herbert was ranked among the most influential and controversial literary figures of the Victorian Period. In his more than forty books, Lawrence celebrated his vision of the natural, whole human being, opposing the modern society. This opposition of society was used to write books, stories, poems of the heightened sensation and emotion he felt. D.H. Lawrence believed in organic writing. Most of Lawrence’s writing reflected nature. The nature in his book came from his own experiences he had while traveling abroad with his wife or just on the nature of where he grew up. His most original poetry, published in Birds, Beasts, and Flowers, flowed from his own experience of nature in the southwestern U.S. and the Mediterranean region. Also, the most significant of his early fiction, Sons and Lovers, dealt with life in a mining town. Another wonderful example of the nature in D.H. Lawrence’s writing would come from The Shadow in the Rose Garden. In this book, the images he has given to a person, make it seem like they really are there. “She closed her sunshade and walked slowly among the many flowers. All around were rose bushes, big banks of roses, then roses hanging or tumbling from pillars, or roses balanced on the standard bushes.” The nature in his books truly surrounds a person. His writing contained heightened sensation. D.H. Lawrence liked to leave his reader’s hanging on to the moment, to continue reading to find out what would happen next. In the story The Shadow in the Rose Garden, readers may become filled with an air of sensation as they read...
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