D.H. Lawrence

For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.

– D.H. Lawrence


September 11, 1885: British writer D.H. Lawrence’s life was marked by conflict and controversy. During World War I he managed to be accused of spying by both the Germans and the British, and his later works, including Lady Chatterley’s Lover, were labelled pornographic. He was born in Nottinghamshire, 128 years ago today.


5 thoughts on “D.H. Lawrence

  1. David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an prolific English writer of the 20th century.

    • “This is what I believe: That I am I. That my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest. That gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back. That I must have the courage to let them come and go. That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods in other men and women. There is my creed.”
      ― D.H. Lawrence

  2. I’ve never read the book.

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