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The Resource Defiant desire : some dialectical legacies of D.H. Lawrence, Kingsley Widmer

Defiant desire : some dialectical legacies of D.H. Lawrence, Kingsley Widmer

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Defiant desire : some dialectical legacies of D.H. Lawrence
Title
Defiant desire
Title remainder
some dialectical legacies of D.H. Lawrence
Statement of responsibility
Kingsley Widmer
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Language
eng
Summary
Kingsley Widmer, one of the more insightful and provocative learned critics, has had a considerable influence on D.H. Lawrence studies. Here he elaborates his crucial argument that the erotic conversion experience and its dialectic of social negation centrally define Lawrence and create his major legacies. In dialectically considering all of Lawrence's novels and many of his essays and stories, Widmer carries the issues beyond the texts to Lawrence's literary and ideological inheritors, including Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and a variety of others. In addition, he imbeds Lawrence's fictions and roles in the "dark prophecy" of affirmatively countering the Nietzschean tradition and, in a striking chapter on Lady Chatterley's Lover, explores the use of obscenity, sexual ideology, and anticlass utopianism. Finally, Widmer boldly ranges over Lawrence's blasphemous relation to censorship, to feminist/masculinist disputes, and to deconstructionist and certain sexual ideologies. This is Lawrence as a major dissident culture hero with a still pertinent, drastic revisionism of human responses in a nihilistic world. It is a large and controversial critical view
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DLC
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1925-2009
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Widmer, Kingsley
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Lawrence, D. H.
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • German literature
  • Negativity (Philosophy) in literature
  • English fiction
  • Negation (Logic) in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Dialectic
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Defiant desire : some dialectical legacies of D.H. Lawrence, Kingsley Widmer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-238) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
24212516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780809317639
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91028121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1434190
Label
Defiant desire : some dialectical legacies of D.H. Lawrence, Kingsley Widmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24212516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780809317639
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91028121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1434190

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