Amores Poems

Read Books Ltd
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This vintage book contains D. H. Lawrence’s 1916 collection of verse, "Amores: Poems". This fantastic collection of poetry was compiled as Lawrence’s literary career started to take off, and is a clear portrayal of his belief that industrial Western civilisation was unnatural. This was due to the championing of intellectual attributes, and the exclusion of natural or physical instincts. He also believed, however, that this form of culture was changing, and that the human race would develop a new awareness of itself and its relationship to nature. The poems of this collection include: “Tease”, “The Wild Common”, “Study”, “Discord in Childhood”, “Virgin Youth”, “Monologue of a Mother”, “In a Boat”, “Week-night Service”, “Irony”, “Dreams Old”, “A Winter’s Tale”, “Epilogue”, “A Baby Running Barefoot”, and many more. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
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About the author

D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885. His father was a coal miner and Lawrence grew up in a mining town in England. He always hated the mines, however, and frequently used them in his writing to represent both darkness and industrialism, which he despised because he felt it was scarring the English countryside. Lawrence attended high school and college in Nottingham and, after graduation, became a school teacher in Croyden in 1908. Although his first two novels had been unsuccessful, he turned to writing full time when a serious illness forced him to stop teaching. Lawrence spent much of his adult life abroad in Europe, particularly Italy, where he wrote some of his most significant and most controversial novels, including Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterly's Lover. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, who had left her first husband and her children to live with him, spent several years touring Europe and also lived in New Mexico for a time. Lawrence had been a frail child, and he suffered much of his life from tuberculosis. Eventually, he retired to a sanitorium in Nice, France. He died in France in 1930, at age 44. In his relatively short life, he produced more than 50 volumes of short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel journals, and letters, in addition to the novels for which he is best known.

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Publisher
Read Books Ltd
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Published on
Jun 4, 2015
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Pages
85
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ISBN
9781473375413
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / Ancient & Classical
Poetry / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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