Space and Place in the Works of D.H. Lawrence


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About the Book

Originally published in Italian as L’orizzonte mobile: spazio e luoghi nella narrativa di D.H. Lawrence in 1998, this critical study analyzes the work of D.H. Lawrence in light of new theories about space and location, or place and community. This approach is especially useful in examining Lawrence, as place and space are central aspects of all of his work.
The introductory chapter explains the theoretical premises, drawing extensively from anthropology especially insofar as the relationship between culture and nature or community and place are concerned. This chapter also offers theories based on semiotics, sociological concerns and recent research in human geography and environmentalism. Succeeding chapters analyze functional aspects of place and space in D.H. Lawrence’s work. Lawrence’s major novels and stories provide the main focus of this book, but attention is also paid to lesser-known texts, both fiction and nonfiction. This work provides a new approach to studies on D.H. Lawrence, opening up new insights for both scholars and students alike.

About the Author(s)

Stefania Michelucci is a professor of English Studies at the University of Genoa, Italy. She is specializes in Modernism and the visual arts and on 20th century Anglo-American poetry and fiction. She has been a visiting scholar and has lectured all over the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa and Japan.

Jill Franks is an English professor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Stefania Michelucci
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 190
Bibliographic Info: notes, abbreviation key, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1152-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8392-1
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“essential…compelling…of interest and value”—Studies in the Novel; “original…copious notes…extensive bibliography…academic collections at all levels”—Choice.