CHAPTER II: The Rainbow: Essential Criticism as Equivocation

Ryu, Doo-Sun
January 2005
D.H. Lawrence's 'The Rainbow & Women in Love': A Critical Study;2005, p33
Book Chapter
The chapter criticizes the novel, The Rainbow, by D. H. Lawrence. The novel stands as his first novel that can be read from the angle of Essential Criticism for several reasons. First, it is accompanied by Metaphysic. Secondly, it was around the time Lawrence wrote the novel that he was formulating his ideas on the relation between Metaphysic and its Essential Criticism. The author is unconscious of it himself. He is sincere in his own intention. Almost any scene of the novel contains within itself the voice of the other that runs counter to the seemingly predominant voice.


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