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Blurred Boundaries

May 31st 2017

K.S.DEARSLEY probes the hidden depths in D. H. Lawrence’s ‘The Prussian Officer’:’…any reader expecting to find explicit sex will be disappointed. Lawrence’s writing is far more subtle, working by the power of suggestion, so you could make a case to say that the only sex in the tale is what the reader’s imagination brings to it…’

Author Profile: D.H. Lawrence

February 2nd 2015

ROSEMARY GEMMELL takes a look at the short stories of one of the giants of English literature: ‘D.H. Lawrence has left a profound legacy of stories that explore what it means to be human, fragile, and capable of great love and deep cruelty…’

Flame Lurid

March 5th 2014

STEPHEN DEVEREUX explores the enigmatic world of D.H. Lawrence’s short story ‘Fanny and Annie’: ‘It is, I would argue, one of the best short story openings in English. What does it tell the reader? Nothing. And everything…’

Darkness and Light

March 2nd 2014

…the characters express themselves in broad Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire Coalfield. However, it is not so much the language, but the use of language that excites me…’ MIKE SMITH takes an insightful look at the use of language in D.H. Lawrence’s short story ‘Odour of Chrysanthemums’

The English Short Story Writer

March 13th 2013

MIKE SMITH looks at the writings and Englishness of V.S. Pritchett: ‘In so many of Pritchett’s stories, there is an uncomfortable consciousness that hangs in the atmosphere like the smell of an extinguished candle…’

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