33 thoughts on “Anthony Burgess Speaks: 1985 — The Rage of DH Lawrence (1/4)

  1. What a fantastic find this is. Thanks for the upload.

    I’m reading DH Lawrence’s letters to Bertrand Russell at the moment. Very, very funny stuff.

  2. ‘This town — Eastwood — was a place to get out of, with all its smugness, its hypocrisy, its brutality, its sanctimoniousness. But it was also a way into a bigger world. If you like, it was dirty little port from which Lawrence could sail into nature. Nature got into his novels from the verybeginning, nature as the cyclical process of life, nature harnessed to farming. Nature got into his books out of Eastwood.’

  3. this is brilliant. Want to use it for my dissertation on literary tourism in Eastwood. But I cannot understand what he is saying at 8.34.
    “But it was also a way into a bigger world. If you like, it was dirty little port from which Lawrence could sail into nature. Nature got into his novels from the very beginning, nature as the as the cyclical process of life, nature as harnessed into farming. Nature got into his books out of ….”
    Does anyone know????? It would be very helpful.
    Thanks a lot,

  4. This is the 1st bk I`ve read of his & it says it`s somewhat autobiographical. I can`t speak of his female characters in other bks, but this one the women really come across as bitter hussies in my opinion. It`s an interesting bk though. I can`t say I “enjoy” reading it based on the female characters & the way the men treat the women, but it`s the sort of book I don`t want to put down either. So I`ll give him credit as a good writer and story teller in that respect.

  5. I`m almost through with Sons & Lovers & as a woman I`m not so impressed w/DH. My impression is he had deep issues w/women that`s reflected in his writing. It seems he had a rather perverse relationship w/his mom where his mom wanted him all to herself & to a great part he consented but took the resentment out on other women. All the female characters in his book are essentially the same–rather bitter, hussies to the core to be abused by men.

  6. Thanks so much ! You introduced D.H. Lawrence to me just when I really needed him.

  7. I am a huge Bukowski fan. Read DH Lawrence for a class, fell in love with Lady Chatterly … A definite recommend.

  8. My spontaneity is so often misunderstood, it brings about both disregard and the utmost respect. It is the over zealous enforcers of individuality who most hinder my path. Thank you for the video, I have some reading to do.

  9. Oh I have a feeling this old grumpy guy, with a very spiffy robe, and a far away mirror, opened D.H. Lawrence books for the same reason I picked them up. And besides that, what made Lady Chatterley’s Lover such a great movie, too, is the Nietzschean overtones, how it shapes all of these characters. I’m going to check out many other of your videos, they’re great.

  10. Of course I’ll tell you to read Lady Chatterleys Lover and if you’re insatiable try Quetzalcoatl. How the f*** did I get here, listening to a biography about Lawrence?

  11. Those lines about the fig are actually from a poem in Lawrence’s book “Birds, Beasts, and Flowers.”

  12. i am reading bukowski right now and he made quite a few references of him in ham on rye, thats how i ended up here. dh lawrence seems to be a very interesting writer, which of his books would you recommend for someone who never read his work? thanks for the video

  13. I especial enjoy Lawrence’s “Studies in Classic American Literature”. He was such a remarkable critic and thinker. It enhances the works mentioned by reading it, like “The Scarlet Letter” or “Moby-Dick”.

    “The Rainbow” I think is an underrated novel.

  14. The Phoenix was an anthology of some f his lesser works (see Wikipedia).

  15. I’m looking for a book called ‘The Phoenix’ or just ‘Phoenix’ by D.H. Lawrence, I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I have a feeling it may be called something else now… help anyone? It was recommended to me.

  16. I totally loved this video Grumpy guy, I’m currantly on hols from uni where I’m studying English Lit and I’m doing some summer reading of the Modernist authors and your video has given me some much required background. So thenks very much for that. Take Care.

  17. First time I see one of your videos. I think this is excellent, very eloquent and thought-provoking.

    Lawrence fascinated me years ago and, for unknown reasons, I’ve been holding back a return to his great writing.

  18. I think that’s truew. btw I will be featuring the Brontes (when I have the time) with emphasis on Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights

  19. Thanks for reminding me of The Virgin and The Gypsy. I remember a movie of that too, starring Franco Nero.

  20. Lawrence just sucks you up into his own world a world which he has made and you forget about yourself and the tangible world around you. This is specailly evident in Women in Love and some of his short stories like The princess, The virgin and the gypsy and many others.

  21. Oh God looks like you are talking for me. That’s just what I think. I am author myself. I have written a historical novel recently titled ‘Recalcitrance’

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