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Death and the author : how D.H. Lawrence died, and was remembered

Author: David Ellis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We are always reluctant to think about our own death but one way of being able to do so is through the experience of eloquent others. David Ellis's fascinating account of the last days of D.H. Lawrence, and of the sometimes bizarre events which followed his death, makes for compelling reading." "The book includes thoughtful and often grimly humorous reflections on what it is like to have a disease for which there  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: D H Lawrence; D H Lawrence; David H Lawrence
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Ellis
ISBN: 9780199546657 0199546657 9780191701443 0191701440
OCLC Number: 233484661
Description: xvi, 273 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Dying. Bandol --
Tuberculosis --
Denial --
The sanatorium --
Alternative medicine --
Being ill --
Death and the after-life --
Ending it all --
Death. Andrew Morland --
Ad astra --
Visitors --
The hour of our death --
Famous last words --
Funeral --
Pilgrims --
Remembrance. Will-power --
Lying for truth --
Image rights --
Settling scores --
Celebrations --
Mortal remains --
Apotheosis --
Postscript: on the fear of death.
Responsibility: David Ellis.
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Organised around a dramatic account of D. H. Lawrence's desperate struggle against tuberculosis, and of the bizarre events which followed his death, this book offers a series of often grimly humorous  Read more...

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...replete with allusions...much factual detail with additional reverie on how people act in the face of death... * Karl Orend, Times Literary Supplement * a compelling book * Victoria Glendinning, Read more...

 
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