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The Bad Side of Books by D.H. Lawrence

The Bad Side of Books

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The Bad Side of Books by D.H. Lawrence
Nov 12, 2019 | ISBN 9781681373638
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“Lawrence’s work is as relevant to modern debates about speech and power as it was to the ones that fueled the notoriety in his lifetime.” —Lucas Iberico Lozada, Vanity Fair

“[Lawrence’s] writing is often pure pleasure . . . A quirky, wide-ranging compendium, revealing Lawrence’s character and debates over life, art, and faith between the world wars.” —Kirkus

“Most of this material was new to me, and I enjoyed this book enormously.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“[Lawrence] had the defects of his qualities: he had no defects, he was a genius. . . . He was fiery and flamey and lambent, he was flickering and white-hot and glowing. . . . The defects of his qualities, yes, but what qualities.” —Doris Lessing, The New York Review of Books 

“Lawrence is one of our true prophets, not only in his ‘madness for the unknown’ . . . but in his lifelong development of a technique, a fictional and poetic way in which the prophetic voice can be given formal expression.” —Joyce Carol Oates 

“Geoff Dyer has selected some of [Lawrence’s] most fascinating and accessible pieces to tempt new readers. . . . This is very much a volume for the general reader . . . Comedy and humour abound, as does a provocative honesty. . . . There are countless examples in this volume of Lawrence at his poetic best.” —Gerri Kimber, The Times Literary Supplement

“It is high time that Lawrence’s non-fiction had another airing. . . . For anyone who hasn’t read any Lawrence, I would readily recommend it as a good place to start. It presents Lawrence as diverse, brilliant, and strange. He was all these things. —Catherine Brown, Prospect Magazine

“[Lawrence] seems to bypass [art] and interpose nothing between the reader and the vision. . . . To read him is to feel oneself in contact with a personality that has broken through form and rhetoric and confronts one in a kind of nakedness.” —Anthony Burgess, Flame into Being: The Life and Work of D.H. Lawrence

“[Lawrence] had an extraordinary sensitiveness to what Wordsworth called ‘unknown modes of being.’ He was always intensely aware of the mystery of the world, and the mystery was always for him a numen, divine.” —Aldous Huxley

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