CHAPTER FOUR: Sex, Selfhood, Literature and Politics

Scherr, Barry J.
January 2004
D.H. Lawrence Today: Literature, Culture, Politics;2004, p319
Book Chapter
The chapter analyzes the criticisms made by left-wing literary-cultural critic Jonathan Dollimore against English writer D. H. Lawrence. In his first dissertation, Radical Tragedy, Dollimore attacks Lawrence as having a dislike of democratic humanitarian philosophy. Dollimore goes on to deplore Lawrence's uncompromising individualism, a belief in the creative reality of individuality. According to Dollimore, Lawrence's valorization of individuality militates against the supposedly disintegrative forces in the modern world.


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