Catherine Brown

D.H. Lawrence 2: Humour

March 2014

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D.H. Lawrence’s detractors and fans alike have long treated him as an entirely serious – or would-be serious – writer. This lecture argues that in fact he had a rich sense of humour: he was a great mimic, and in his writings his humour abounds, ranging from wry, warm observation to tragicomic satire to swingeing invective to exuberant facetiousness to genial self-criticism to godlike amused detachment…



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