Weithmann, Michael W.
Lawrence of Bavaria. The english writer D.H. Lawrence in Bavaria and beyond. Collected Essays. Reisen David Herbert Lawrences in Bayern und in die Alpenländer
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||Lawrence, David H.
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||The collection of various texts on D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) represents the English writer’s first journey abroad having led the young and receptive teacher - already deeply influenced by German philosophy - into Bavaria and the Tyrol. Vividly featured in his - during his lifetime unpublished - novel "Mr Noon" the stay in Germany and Bavaria in the years 1912 and 1913 and the people he met there were to be the plot of Lawrence’s main works.
In Munich Lawrence and his later German wife Frieda von Richthofen (1879-1956) were part of the so-called Schwabing-Bohème. In these circles of artists, poets, social-reformes, as well as of heroines of free love, anarchists and early fascists the author received his ideas about sex and erotics, which were performed in his famous novel "Lady Chatterley’s Lover" in 1927/1928. Especially the impact of the Austrian Doctor Otto Gross (1877-1920), a former lover of Frieda Lawrence, who tried to connect Friedrich Nietzsche’s "Will to Power" and Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis, on Lawrence’s work is a remarkable criterion.
The studies also follow Lawrence’s tracks into the Tyrol and his and Frieda’s wandering across the Alps to Northern Italy (1912-1913), an adventure playing the real setting of his novel "Women in Love" of 1920 and described in his essays "Twilight in Italy" (1916).
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