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  • Published: 5 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241344606
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

Life with a Capital L

Essays Chosen and Introduced by Geoff Dyer




A selection of D. H. Lawrence's writings on art, morality and obscenity, edited & selected by Geoff Dyer

For D. H. Lawrence the novel was the pinnacle, 'the one bright book of life', yet his non-fiction shows him at his most freewheeling and playful. This is a selection of his brilliantly varied essays, on subjects including art, morality, obscenity, songbirds, Italy, Thomas Hardy, the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains and the narcissism of photographing ourselves. Arranged chronologically to illuminate the patterns of Lawrence's thought over time, and including many little-known pieces, they reveal a writer of enduring freshness and force.

  • Published: 5 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241344606
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

D. H. Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence, novelist, short-story writer, poet and essayist, was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England, in 1885. Though better known as a novelist, Lawrence's first -published works (in 1909) were poems, and his poetry, especially his evocations of the natural world, have since had a significant influence on many poets on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Praise for Life with a Capital L

In Life with a Capital L, Geoff Dyer has selected some of [Lawrence's] most fascinating and accessible pieces to tempt new readers. Comedy and humour abound, as does a provocative honesty. [...] There are countless examples in this volume of Lawrence at his poetic best.

Gerri Kimber, Times Literary Supplement

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