The works of D.H. Lawrence have always generated critical controversy. From the early prosecution of The Rainbow (1915) to more recent disputes about feminist criticism, Lawrence engenders strong feelings, both for and against his writings. This reference chronicles the critical reception of his works. Included are reviews and essays on his vels, plays, short fiction, poetry, and letters and prose. The volume begins with a chrology of the major events in his publishing career and an introductory overview of the response to his writings. A selected bibliography concludes the work.
JAN PILDITCH is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Her previous books include The Critical Response to Katherine Mansfield (Greenwood, 1995).