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DH Lawrence’s lust for life

A new selection of essays captures Lawrence’s passion for “the beauty, the marvel of being alive in the flesh”

By Catherine Brown  

It was with joy that I saw that Geoff Dyer has made a selection of DH Lawrence’s essays. I first encountered Dyer through his 1997 genre-busting work that described his failure to write a biography of Lawrence, Out of Sheer Rage. Then (full disclosure) in 2013 I made a Culture Show Special with him for the centenary of Lawrence and his wife Frieda’s honeymoon crossing of the Alps, when I experienced first-hand his wittily-heterodox take on the writer who united us in our pilgrimage.

It is high time that Lawrence’s non-fiction had another airing.…

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