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D.H. Lawrence's duality concept: its development in the novels of early and major phase

Verhoeven, W. M. 1987 Groningen: s.n.. 246 p.

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The most striking of Lawrence's worldview is undoubtedly his duality concept. Either explicitly or implicitly, much of his work appears to start form the premise that ''everything that exists, even a stone, has two sides to its nature"(1) The duality concept finds its fullest theoretical expression in the essays Lawrence wrote during the war, notably the "Study of Thomas Hardy", "Twilight in Italy" and "The crown". In the last essay Lawrence states that hte eternal opposition between the components of the dualism is "the whole raison d'etre" of excistence (2): ... Zie: Introduction
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Publication date1987
Date of Award3-Jan-0002
Place of PublicationGroningen
Print ISBNs9072089014


  • Lawrence, D.H., Proefschriften (vorm), Romans, Dualisme, Engels, 1900-1950, David Herbert Richards Lawrence (1885-1930)

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