Now man cannot live without some vision of himself. But still less can he live with a vision that is not true to his inner experience and inner feeling. --D.H. Lawrence

DH Lawrence on Trees, Solitudes and What Roots Us

DH Lawrence on Trees, Solitudes and What Roots Us

Jul 27, 2020-- "A supreme challenge of human life is reconciling the longing to fulfill ourselves in union, in partnership, in love, with the urgency of fulfilling ourselves according to our own solitary and sovereign laws. Writing at the same time as Hesse, living in exile in the mountains, having barely survived an attack of the deadly Spanish Flu that claimed tens of millions of lives, the polymathic creative force D.H. Lawrence (September 11, 1885-March 2, 1930) took up the question of this divergent longing with great subtlety and splendor of insight in his autobiographically tinted novel 'Aaron's Rod', rooting the plot's climactic relationship resolution in a stunning passage about trees." (5271 reads)


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