CHAPTER FIVE: Sex, Selfhood, Literature and Politics

Scherr, Barry J.
January 2004
D.H. Lawrence Today: Literature, Culture, Politics;2004, p343
Book Chapter
The chapter analyzes the left-wing criticisms against English author D. H. Lawrence on the subject of sex, selfhood, literature and politics. Critic Michel Foucault is un-Lawrentian when it comes to the subject of sex. He ridicules the Lawrentian belief that in sex resided a truth that was supremely precious. All this concern, according to Foucault, is just nothing more than a lot of noise produced by everything-discourses, customs, institutions, regulations and knowledge.


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