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D H Lawrence - man of the Midlands? - Autumn 2016

DH Lawrence famously described the countryside around Eastwood as ‘The Country of my Heart’. This course sets out to examine the extent to which Lawrence was influenced by this region, by studying some of his early stories and novels and relating them to the district he knew. 52 more words

WEA Derby

Today in Literary History...

June 11, 1959: Thirty-one years after its initial publication overseas, Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence was banned from being sent through the US mail by Postmaster General Arthur E. 205 more words

Walt Whitman's birthday - new poem by Paul O'Mahony

Lines composed on the birthday of Walt Whitman (1819-2016)

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean” (Walt Whitman)

There’s a lot to be said for waking before dawn… 99 more words


Reading diary, #29

I had a couple of introductory paragraphs to this reading diary, about how at school I was often called names because of my choice in books… But I decided not to use it. 2,487 more words


‘She lay and looked at him, as he slept. He was sheerly beautiful, he was a perfect instrument. To her mind, he was a pure, inhuman, almost superhuman instrument. 24 more words

Kate Millett's Sexual Politics

Kate Millett was the first notable feminist after Simone de Beauvoir to address the construction of woman within male writing. According to Millett, the man-woman relationship is deeply embedded in power structures with political implications – thus she derived the term “sexual politics”. 232 more words

Literary Theory

“There’s lots of good fish in the sea . . . maybe . . . but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you’re not mackerel or herring yourself you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.”

Lady Chatterley's Lover