A completely new selection of D. H. Lawrences poetry Published as part of a series of new editions of D.
H. Lawrences works, this major collection presents the fullest range of the authors poetry available today. Selected by prize-winning poet and scholar James Fenton, these lush, evocative poems offer a direct link to the genius of one of the twentieth centurys most provocative writers. e Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920.
Lawrences lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrences final novel, Lady Chatterleys Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice.
Christopher Ricks is professor of humanities at Boston University and most recently author of Dylans Visions of Sin. Biography Born in Nottinghamshire, England, D. H.
Lawrence (1885-1930) was the author of a remarkable array of novels, stories, poetry, literary criticism, and travel writing, including the novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, and Lady Chatterleys Lover. Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).