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Complete Poems

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On sale Jan 01, 1994 | 1088 Pages | 9780140186574
This collection includes all the poems from the incomplete "Collected Poems" of 1929 and from the separate smaller volumes issued during Lawrence's lifetime; uncollected poems; an appendix of juvenilia and another containing variants and early drafts; and all Lawrence's critical introductions to his poems. It also includes full textual and explanatory notes.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor’s wife. His masterpieces The Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920. Lawrence’s lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrence’s final novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice. View titles by D. H. Lawrence
Complete PoemsAcknowledgments
Introduction: "D. H. Lawrence: Poet without a Mask" by V. de S. Pinto
Editors' Note on the Text
Note by D. H. Lawrence (Preface to Collected Poems [1928])
Rhyming Poems
"Poetry of the Present" by D. H. Lawrence (Introduction to the American Edition of New Poems [1918]

Unrhyming Poems
Look! We Have Come Through!
Birds, Beasts and Flowers

Pansies
Introduction to Pansies by D. H. Lawrence
Foreword to Pansies by D. H. Lawrence
Pansies

Nettles
Introduction to Last Poems and More Pansies by Richard Aldington

More Pansies

Last Poems

Uncollected Poems
Poems from The Plumed Serpent
Additional Pansies

Appendix I: Foreword to Collected Poems
Appendix II: Juvenilia
Appendix III: Variants and Early Drafts
Appendix IV: Notes
Glossary
Index of First Lines
Index of Titles

About

This collection includes all the poems from the incomplete "Collected Poems" of 1929 and from the separate smaller volumes issued during Lawrence's lifetime; uncollected poems; an appendix of juvenilia and another containing variants and early drafts; and all Lawrence's critical introductions to his poems. It also includes full textual and explanatory notes.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor’s wife. His masterpieces The Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920. Lawrence’s lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrence’s final novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice. View titles by D. H. Lawrence

Table of Contents

Complete PoemsAcknowledgments
Introduction: "D. H. Lawrence: Poet without a Mask" by V. de S. Pinto
Editors' Note on the Text
Note by D. H. Lawrence (Preface to Collected Poems [1928])
Rhyming Poems
"Poetry of the Present" by D. H. Lawrence (Introduction to the American Edition of New Poems [1918]

Unrhyming Poems
Look! We Have Come Through!
Birds, Beasts and Flowers

Pansies
Introduction to Pansies by D. H. Lawrence
Foreword to Pansies by D. H. Lawrence
Pansies

Nettles
Introduction to Last Poems and More Pansies by Richard Aldington

More Pansies

Last Poems

Uncollected Poems
Poems from The Plumed Serpent
Additional Pansies

Appendix I: Foreword to Collected Poems
Appendix II: Juvenilia
Appendix III: Variants and Early Drafts
Appendix IV: Notes
Glossary
Index of First Lines
Index of Titles