D. H. Lawrence (1885--1930). Life. David Herbert Lawrence was born at a mining village in Nottinghamshire.
D. H. Lawrence (1885--1930)
The Rainbow (1915) and Women in Love (1921), are generally regarded as Lawrence's master- pieces;
As a working-class boy, Lawrence was brought up in hardship. In his opinion, the bourgeois industrial revolution, which made its realization at the cost of ravishing the land, had started the catastrophic uprooting of man from nature. As a matter of fact, the whole Western world had become wretched picture of death or the living death of physical paralysis after the First World War.
3. 2 Ideas About Nature
Lawrence cherished a passionate love for the beauty of the natural worlds for be had possessed, in his special way, a sense of the earth, of nature, of the soil in which human nature is rooted.
To revive the natural instincts of men and women, and to establish an ideal community of human life on earth, Lawrence strongly advocated a return to nature, to a primitive way of life. Lawrence's ideas about nature are very close to primitivism; they are essentially a kind of mysticism of earth, which holds that nature is the darker, more spacious ,more energetic, and more stolen- did world, and that man can derive energy,
He holds that the only way of saving the decaying civilization is through a rearrangement of personal relationships and a return to nature.
3. The realistic feature
The realistic feature is most obviously seen in its detailed portraiture. With the working-class simplicity and directness, Lawrence can summon up all the physical attributes associated with the common daily objects; for Lawrence has a keen ear and a piercing eye for every kind of vitality and colour and sound in nature and people.
4. The psychological aspects
In presenting the psychological aspects of his characters, Lawrence is concerned with the most intimate feelings, those it is hardest to put into words without distortion. To express this nearly inexpressible feelings, which had been tried previously only by some poets, Lawrence makes use of poetic imagination and symbolism in his writing.