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War and Continuity in D. H. Lawrence's Works
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2015 (English)In: Etudes Lawrenciennes, ISSN 2272-4001, no 46Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The incipit of Lady Chatterley’s Lover has a particular distant tone and is immediately attributed to its protagonist: “This was more or less Constance Chatterley’s position.” The free indirect speech, the mitigating use of the adverbs “more or less” and the overall non-committal impression conveyed by this paragraph should alert us on the fact that it does not account for Lawrence’s vision of the effect of the Great War. However, these first lines seem to encompass claims often made when depicting Lawrence’s vision of the war. After a brief summary of those claims, this paper will seek to show that even though they are absolutely legitimate, they do not account for the whole of Lawrence’s reaction and depiction of the war and its aftermath: instead of the common idea of rupture and confinement brought about by the war, this paper emphasizes, through a close reading of war scenes and descriptions of characters before and after the war, the notion of continuity through the war. 

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Paris: Presses de Paris Ouest, 2015. no 46
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D. H. Lawrence, Great War
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General Literature Studies Specific Literatures
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-128100OAI: diva2:912880
Available from: 2016-03-18 Created: 2016-03-18 Last updated: 2016-03-18Bibliographically approved

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