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Review of The Edinburgh Companion to D.H. Lawrence and the Arts, edited by Catherine Brown and Susan Reid and The Many Drafts of D.H. Lawrence: Creative Flux, Genetic Dialogism, and the Dilemma of Endings by Elliott Morsia

Review of The Edinburgh Companion to D.H. Lawrence and the Arts, edited by Catherine Brown and... BOOK REVIEW The Edinburgh Companion to D.H. Lawrence and the Arts, ed. by Catherine Brown and Susan Reid (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020). xv + 464 pp. ISBN: 9781474456623. Elliott Morsia, The Many Drafts of D.H. Lawrence: Creative Flux, Genetic Dialogism, and the Dilemma of Endings (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020). xviii + 238 pp. ISBN: 9781350139688. In 1925, D.H. Lawrence reflected ‘I am a very curious assembly of incongruous parts’. Yet, he adds, ‘[i]n all this change, I maintain a certain integrity’. Adopting a variety of modes and responding to a wide range of often conflicting ideas, his oeuvre is similarly multivarious. Underlying his works, however, is a sustained engagement with both his contemporary culture, and the idea of art as a mode of seeing and understanding. Though their approaches differ, both The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts (co-edited by Catherine Brown and Susan Reid) and Elliott Morsia’s The Many Drafts of D. H. Lawrence: Creative Flux, Genetic Dialogism, and the Dilemma of Endings offer extensive, and perceptive investigations of Lawrence’s engagement with the theory and practice of art and literature. In doing so, both works nuance the idea that Lawrence’s aesthetics reflect continuities of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Modernist Cultures Edinburgh University Press

Review of The Edinburgh Companion to D.H. Lawrence and the Arts, edited by Catherine Brown and Susan Reid and The Many Drafts of D.H. Lawrence: Creative Flux, Genetic Dialogism, and the Dilemma of Endings by Elliott Morsia

Modernist Cultures , Volume 17 (1): 5 – Feb 1, 2022

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BOOK REVIEW The Edinburgh Companion to D.H. Lawrence and the Arts, ed. by Catherine Brown and Susan Reid (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020). xv + 464 pp. ISBN: 9781474456623. Elliott Morsia, The Many Drafts of D.H. Lawrence: Creative Flux, Genetic Dialogism, and the Dilemma of Endings (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020). xviii + 238 pp. ISBN: 9781350139688. In 1925, D.H. Lawrence reflected ‘I am a very curious assembly of incongruous parts’. Yet, he adds, ‘[i]n all this change, I maintain a certain integrity’. Adopting a variety of modes and responding to a wide range of often conflicting ideas, his oeuvre is similarly multivarious. Underlying his works, however, is a sustained engagement with both his contemporary culture, and the idea of art as a mode of seeing and understanding. Though their approaches differ, both The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts (co-edited by Catherine Brown and Susan Reid) and Elliott Morsia’s The Many Drafts of D. H. Lawrence: Creative Flux, Genetic Dialogism, and the Dilemma of Endings offer extensive, and perceptive investigations of Lawrence’s engagement with the theory and practice of art and literature. In doing so, both works nuance the idea that Lawrence’s aesthetics reflect continuities of

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Published: Feb 1, 2022

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