This timely book demonstrates the centrality of metaphor to Lawrence's radical sense of the constructed nature of all kwledge and his resulting belief in poetry as an alternative way of kwing. The book insightfully explains how Lawrence's most important volumes of poetry, Birds, Beasts and Flowers and Last Poems, shatter prevailing metaphors of mechanism, Lawrence's shorthand for our reliance on the rational, the visual, and the empirical. It carefully explores the vibrant images of these poems and how they embed the poet's revolutionary views on kwledge. Despite his reputation, Lawrence's alternative system anticipates much contemporary feminist cultural criticism.
The Author: Patricia Hagen received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She is an assistant professor of English at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, and has also taught at Iowa State University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her articles on D.H. Lawrence, John Fowles, and contemporary Irish women poets have appeared in a number of scholarly journals.
Patricia L Hagen
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
American University Studies Series 4: English Language and Literature