Tag: DH Lawrence

When does ‘Women in Love’ take place?

An attempt at an answer to the vexed question of when D.H. Lawrence’s 1915-19 novel ‘Women in Love’ is set, given Lawrence’s claim that the ‘bitterness of war’ is to be assumed, and the fact that war is clearly not taking place during its duration.

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The Book Launch of ‘The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts’ (2020)

On November 28th, 2020, 8.00 pm UK time The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts, co-edited by Catherine Brown and Susan Reid was virtually launched. Celebration and communion are different things online, of course, but a particular kind of togetherness – as many have discovered during this year of Coved – was made possible through the awareness of distance…

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Tea with ‘Jessie Chambers’

In 1939 an eight-year-old Czech Jewish girl, who had recently arrived on one of the last Kindertransport trains to leave Czechoslovakia, was invited for tea by the wife of the headmaster of her new primary school in Nottingham. It was Jessie Wood, nee Chambers, D.H. Lawrence’s close childhood friend. Jessie died five years later at the age of fifty-seven. Eve Leadbeater, nee Pragerova, is fortunately still alive today, and active in campaigning for the UK to accept more unaccompanied child refugees.

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Husbands and Sons: or, how D.H. Lawrence gets mashed-up in the National Theatre’s Mine But Emerges Alive and Kicking

Ben Power’s conflation of three early mining plays by DH Lawrence works well, in a moving production at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre.

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