D.H. Lawrence 5: The Alps

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D.H. Lawrence first saw the Alps when he was eloping with his Professor’s wife, Frieda Weekley. They made a great impression on his understanding of the world and of God, and for the rest of his life he circled back to them repeatedly, depicting them in his fiction and poetry with alternate wild exhilaration, religious ecstasy, scepticism, and horror.

 

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