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Sexually Balanced Relationships in the Novels of D.H. Lawrence

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Leo J. Dorbad

In this intense analysis of the thematic interplay between Lawrence's critical prose and major fiction, Leo J. Dorbad argues persuasively that artistic expression in both genres provided the necessary groundwork for the novelist's subsequent efforts to consolidate his complex views on disharmony between the sexes. Covering the major fiction from Sons and Lovers (1913) to Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928), the study demonstrates how Lawrence's answer to such strife, the need for intuitive sympathy between sexual partners, finds full-fledged implementation in his innovative approach to characterization.