Brings together the best contemporary critical accounts of D. H. Lawrence's The Rainbow and Women in Love.
D. H. Lawrence's power as a writer, his passionate exploration of male and female relations, and his instinctive recoil from the emotional straitjacket of modernity make him a prophet of our time. This essential volume brings together the best contemporary critical accounts of two of Lawrence's most popular and enduring novels, The Rainbow and Women in Love. The essays are drawn from a wide range of theoretical perspectives, covering language, history, psychoanalysis, feminism and the relation of the novels to modernism, and look forward to new developments in Lawrence scholarship. A helpful introduction locates the two novels in their historical and critical contexts, making this selection of criticism an ideal resource for students and teachers of Lawrence's fiction.
Acknowledgements.- General Editors' Preface.- Introduction; G.Day.- The Rainbow and the Language of Origins; R.Ebbatson.- The Metaphorical Imperative: From Trope to Narrative in The Rainbow; G.Doherty.- Strange Bedfellows: D.H. Lawrence and Feminist Psychoanalytic Theory in The Rainbow; J.Mauzerall.- Closure and Foreclosure in The Rainbow; E.Fox.- The Discursive Formations of History in D.H. Lawrence's The Rainbow; R.Burden.- Death and the Rhetoric of Representation in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love; G.Doherty.- Staging the Gaze in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love; E.G.Ingersoll.- The Discourse of Knowledge: Historical Change in Women in Love; J.F.Knapp.- The Problematics of a Politics of Sexual Liberation: D.H. Lawrence's The Rainbow and Women in Love; L-Y.Liou.- Into the Ideological Unknown: Women in Love; D.Parker.- Further Reading.- Notes on Contributors.- Index.