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D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing

Colonialism in His Travel Writing and Leadership Novels

By Eunyoung Oh

Routledge – 2007 – 160 pages

Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing builds upon developments within postcolonial theory to argue for a reconsideration of the concept of "spirit of place" in D. H. Lawrence’s travel books and "leadership" novels – works that record Lawrence’s various encounters with racial and geographical "others." Exploring his relationship to colonialism, Dr. Oh shows how Lawrence’s belief in different "spirits" belonging to these disparate places enables him to transcend the hierarchies between metropolis and colony, between civilized and "primitive" worlds.

Contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction: Lawrence’s 'Spirit of Place' as a Postcolonial Concept 1. Place, Difference, and Otherness in Lawrence’s Travel Writing 2. The Lost Girl and Aaron’s Rod: Exploring Italy as a New Place 3. Lawrence’s Journey to the 'Heart of Darkness' in Kangaroo and The Boy in the Bush 4. Lawrentian Doubleness: Rewriting Mexican Colonial History in The Plumed Serpent Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography. Index

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