THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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D.H. Lawrence Literary Criticism

The Rainbow

A paper by Barbara Schapiro of Rhode Island College looking at specific scenes from this novel and Sons and Lovers. It is written from a very psychological perspective with a focus on Winnicott's notion of transitional experience.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

A paper by Ollie Taylor of Durham University exploring this novel and The White Peacock. Topics discussed are perception, communication and body language; with analysis of several extracts.
An article from the Guardian newspaper by Doris Lessing who argues that this novel is "one of the most powerful anti-war novels ever written".

Women in Love

An essay by Stephen Rowley, Université de Bordeaux I, exploring how Lawrence set out to incorporate developments in psychoanalytic theory and various European cultural movements into his narrative, as well as surveying a number of critical assessments of the novel.
An essay by Joyce Carol Oates providing an extensive analysis of the characters and themes of this novel.
A chapter from Another Kind of Love: Male Homosexual Desire in English Discourse, 1850-1920 by Christopher Craft discussing the novel with reference to a variety of excerpts.

Sons and Lovers

A paper by Barbara Schapiro of Rhode Island College looking at specific scenes from this novel and The Rainbow. It is written from a very psychological perspective with a focus on Winnicott's notion of transitional experience.
An article from the Guardian newspaper by Helen Baron exploring the making of the novel which made Lawrence's name.

The Plumed Serpent

An essay by Jad Smith concerning Lawrence's political views in relation to this novel, challenging in particular the assumption from some quarters that this work endorses fascist ideologies.

The White Peacock

A paper by Ollie Taylor of Durham University exploring this novel and Lady Chatterley's Lover. Topics discussed are perception, communication and body language; with analysis of several extracts.